The Korean Securities Association (KSA) is pleased to announce its Thirteenth Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) to be held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Korea, from December 7 to December 8, 2018. 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 Thirteenth CAFM will be Michael S. Weisbach, the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance at Ohio State University, as well as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Weisbach is a former editor of The Review of Financial Studies and has been an associate editor of five other academic journals. Professor Weisbach has broad-ranging research and teaching interests in finance and economics, with specialties in corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity. He has 52 publications on these and related topics with a number of major awards including the Brattle Group Prize (twice) among others. The papers have been cited over 32,000 times according to Google Scholar, and have been downloaded from SSRN.COM over 70,000 times. He received his PhD degree in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Papers written in English must be submitted via http://www.conftool.net/cafm2018, using MS Word or Adobe pdf file format from April 15, 2018. The deadline for paper submission is August 31, 2018. 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, 2018. If you have any question with the paper submission, please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, http://www.apjfs.org.
If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, your paper is eligible to compete for a Best Paper Award of US$2,000 (or KRW 2,000,000). Eight (8) best papers will be awarded at the Gala dinner to each presenting author. The awarded papers will be also invited for publication in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (AJFS), which is the first finance SSCI journal in the Asia-Pacific region.
Doctoral students are also welcome to present their dissertations in a session at the doctoral student consortium of the conference, which will be led by leading finance scholars as faculty panelists including Jun-Koo Kang (NTU), and Kee Chung (SUNY Buffalo). The Best Dissertation Award of US$ 1,000 (or KRW 1,000,000) will be given to the best thesis.
Professor Tian Xuan (Tsinghua University) and Professor Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics) will lead tutorial sessions on “Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurial Finance”, and “Institutional Investors, Shareholder Activism, and Financial Markets”.
The Thirteenth 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 will be additionally invited for submission and considered for publication by the editors of AJFS with the journal submission fee waived. For further details about the Journal, please visit http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ajfs.
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 9.9 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.
Jhinyoung Shin, Yonsei University