Call for Paper 2017

Call for Paper
The Twelfth Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM)
Seoul, Korea, December 8~9, 2017

The Korean Securities Association (KSA) is pleased to announce its Twelfth Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) to be held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Korea, from December 8 to December 9, 2017. We welcome interested scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to submit research papers in all areas of finance for presentation at the conference.


The keynote speaker for the Twelfth CAFM will be Professor Jarrad Harford at Michael G. Foster School of Business of the University of Washington. Professor Harford is an internationally-known scholar in the area of corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and currently serves as a managing editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. He has published extensively in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Review of Financial Studies. He joined Michael G. Foster School of Business in 2001. He received his PhD degree in finance at Simon Business School of the University of Rochester.


Papers written in English must be submitted via, using MS Word or Adobe pdf file format from April 15, 2017. The deadline for paper submission is August 31, 2017. The submitted papers will be reviewed for selection by the review committee in a double-blind referee process. The results will be notified to the author via email by September 30, 2017. If you have any question with the paper submission, please let us know via email at

All papers must be accompanied by an abstract of a maximum of 200 words. The cover page of the paper should contain the paper’s title, the author’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address. The second page should contain the paper’s title and abstract only. The programs for the previous CAFM conferences can be accessed at the website,


If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, your paper is eligible to compete for a Best Paper Award of US$2,000 (or KRW 2,000,000). Eight (8) best papers will be awarded at the Gala dinner to each presenting author. The awarded papers will be also invited for publication in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (AJFS), which is a SSCI-listed journal.


Doctoral students are also welcome to present their dissertations in a session at the doctoral student consortium of the conference, which will be led by leading scholars in Asia as faculty panelists including Vidhan Goyal (HKUST), Allaudeen Hameed (NUS), and Jun-Koo Kang (NTU). The Best Dissertation Award of US$ 1,000 (or KRW 1,000,000) will be given to the best thesis.


The Twelfth CAFM will feature a dual submission option with AJFS. If you choose the option at the time of paper submission, your paper accepted for the conference can be additionally considered for publication by the editors of AJFS with the journal submission fee waived.


Registrations made prior to November 10 will be charged with an early bird fee of US$ 150, while those made post November 10, including on-sight registration, will be subject to regular fee of US$ 300.


Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea, and has been the capital for more than 600 years. With a municipal population over 11.8 million, Seoul is one of the largest financial and cultural centers in East Asia. Situated on the Han River, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, filled with a fascinating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge digital technology, home to endless street food vendors, and serene Buddhist temples. As the birthplace of K-pop and Korean Wave, Seoul receives over 10 million international visitors every year, making it one of the world’s most visited cities.


Kook-Hyun Chang, Konkuk University


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