Call for Papers

 
 
 

Please submit your papers and indicate your interest to present, discuss or attend the sessions. Three papers will be presented for each session with assigned discussants and time for open discussion. The conference will be summarized in the ABFER Research Digest. 

Workshop Organization

The workshop consists of six programs and each program will meet for three sessions. 

  1. International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking Sessions
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Investment Finance
  4. Economic Transformation of Asia
  5. Accounting
  6. Real Estate and Urban Economics

Programs will run in parallel at any one time. One author is required to attend and present if the paper is selected.

Daily Schedule

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome coffee/tea
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop Programs (includes 30-minute break)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop Programs (includes 30-minute break)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Networking & Coffee break


Related events such as industry roundtables, academia panels, master class and talks by distinguished speakers will be organised. Please refer to the conference program.

Topic of Interest

international-macroeconomic,money & banking

For the program of International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking, we are interested in a variety of topics, including (but not limited to): central banking, exchange rates, financial crises, financial risk management, foreign direct investment, international capital flows, macroeconomic policy, monetary and fiscal policy, prudential regulation, systemic risk and other international macroeconomics and money & banking topics, particularly those of relevance to Asia.

Program Directors:
  • Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)
  • Andrew Rose (University of California, Berkeley)
Conference Organizer:
  • Marleen Amstad (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
  • Giorgio Valente (Hong Kong Monetary Authority)
corporate-finance

For the program in Corporate Finance, we are interested in all topics relevant to Asian firms, markets, or regulators - even if Asian data are not used. Past years' presentation have explored behavioral corporate finance, business groups, capital investment, capital structure, comparative corporate finance, corporate governance, dividends, financial development, law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, multinationals, ownership structure, tunneling, corporate innovation, and other areas of research.

Program Directors:
  • Randall Morck (University of Alberta)
  • Jun-Koo Kang (Nanyang Technological University)
Conference Organizer:
  • Angie Low (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Kasper Nielsen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)
investment-finance

For the program of Investment Finance, we are interested in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to: asset price fluctuations, asset allocation, behavioral finance, financial market microstructure, market efficiency, portfolio management, market timing, sovereign wealth funds, behavior investment finance, financial technology, and all other investment finance topics relevant to Asia. 

Program Directors:

  • Massimo Massa (INSEAD)
  • Allaudeen Hameed (National University of Singapore)
Conference Organizer:
  • Roger Loh (Singapore Management University)
  • Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore)
  • Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University)
economic transformation of asia

For the program of Economic Transformation of Asia, We will consider any paper under the general theme of Economic Transformation of Asia. In the past, we formed sessions on trade, rural-urban migration, housing markets, and development policy, which is just a partial list of topics of interest.

Program Directors:
  • Ping Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University)
Conference Organizer:
  • Davin Chor (National University of Singapore)
  • Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Pao-Li CHANG (Singapore Management University)
  • Nancy Qian (Northwestern University)
accounting

For the Accounting program, we are interested in accounting topics including but not limited to: the determinants and consequences of managers’ corporate financial reporting and disclosure decisions; the role of accounting information within organizations, including compensation; external auditing; the role of accounting in corporate governance; the effect of taxes on management decisions; the role of regulation in accounting and auditing practice. Ideally papers address these issues using data drawn from the Asia Pacific region or having direct relevance for this region.

Program Directors:
  • Bin Ke (National University of Singapore)
  • Douglas Skinner (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
Conference Organizer:
  • Yupeng Lin (National University of Singapore)
  • Peter Joos (INSEAD)
real estate and urban economics

Real Estate is closely intertwined with the disciplines of macro-economics, finance, banking and investment. For the program on Real Estate and Urban Economics, a variety of topics will be considered, which include, but are not limited to: ‘Big data’ in real estate finance, behavioural approaches in real estate, cross-border real estate investments, real estate portfolio management, changing demographics and its impact on real estate finance & investment decisions, housing market and housing affordability, the economics of sustainable living, structure finance and capital market, REIT, real estate risk management, asset price fluctuations and real estate investment management, e-commerce and innovations in the real estate space, etc.

Program Directors:
  • Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin)
  • Sheridan Titman (The University of Texas at Austin)
Conference Organizer:
  • Tien Foo Sing (National University of Singapore)

Timeline

Paper Submission Closing Date 15 January 2019
Paper Selection by 15 February 2019
Discussant Selection by 01 March 2019
Schedule Completion by 15 March 2019

Minutiae

  • There will be no conference volume; feel free to submit work that is or will be considered for review/publication elsewhere. Presented papers will be available on the Bureau’s website, and electronically distributed to participants and senior academic fellows. The previous ABFER workshop program and papers remain accessible.
  • The Bureau will reimburse reasonable travel costs as well as lodging expenses for the length of the full workshop, for one author per paper as well as discussants and panelists.
  • We encourage submissions from researchers early in their career, and from researchers who are not affiliated with ABFER.
  • We will notify only those who are chosen as presenters, discussants, or panelists.

Electronic Submission

Submission

Contact Information

International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking
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Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)
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Andrew Rose (University of California, Berkeley)
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Marlene Amstad (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
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Giorgio Valente (Hong Kong Monetary Authority)
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Corporate Finance
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Randall Morck (University of Alberta)
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Jun-Koo Kang (Nanyang Technological University)
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Angie Low (Nanyang Technological University)
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Kasper Nielsen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Yupana Wiwattanakantang (National University of Singapore)
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Investment Finance
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Massa Massimo (INSEAD)
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Allaudeen Hameed (National University of Singapore)
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Roger Loh (Singapore Management University)
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Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore)
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Hong Zhang (Tsinghua University)
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Economic Transformation of Asia
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Ping Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
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Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University)
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Davin Chor (National University of Singapore)
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Michael Song (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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Pao-Li Chang(Singapore Management University)
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Nancy Qian (Northwestern University) 

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Accounting
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Bin Ke (National University of Singapore)
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Douglas Skinner (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
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Yupeng Lin (National University of Singapore)
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Peter Joos (INSEAD)
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Real Estate and Urban Economics
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Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin)
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Sheridan Titman (University of Texas, Austin)
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Tien Foo Sing (National University of Singapore)
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