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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. Trade, Growth and Development
  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 Director:
  • Antonio FATAS (INSEAD)
  • Takeo HOSHI (Stanford University)
Conference Organizer:
  • Marlene AMSTAD (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
  • Ippei FUJIWARA (Keio University and Australian National University)
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 Director:
  • Jun-Koo KANG (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Randall MORCK (University of Alberta)
Conference Organizer:
  • Angie LOW (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Kasper NIELSEN (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Johan SULAEMAN (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 Director:

  • Allaudeen HAMEED (National University of Singapore)
  • Massimo MASSA (INSEAD)
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 Trade, Growth and Development, we will consider any paper under this general theme. In the past, we formed sessions on trade, labor, migration, housing markets, structural transformation, and development policy, which is just a partial list of topics of interest. In the 2020 annual conference, we will hold a special session on “Trade Wars” or “Growth in the Digital Age,” depending on submissions.

Program Director:
  • Ping WANG (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Shang-Jin WEI (Columbia University)
Conference Organizer:
  • Pao-Li CHANG (Singapore Management University)
  • Davin CHOR (Dartmouth College and National University of Singapore)
  • Nancy QIAN (Northwestern University)
  • Michael SONG (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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 Director:
  • Bin KE (National University of Singapore)
  • Douglas SKINNER (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
Conference Organizer:
  • Allen HUANG (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Yupeng LIN (National University of Singapore)
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 Director:
  • Yongheng DENG (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Sheridan TITMAN (The University of Texas at Austin)
Conference Organizer:
  • Tien Foo SING (National University of Singapore)
  • Stijn Van NIEUWERBURGH (Columbia University)

Timeline

Paper Submission Closing Date 6 January 2020
Paper Selection by 6 February 2020
Discussant Selection by 20 February 2020
Schedule Completion by 6 March 2020

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

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Contact Information

International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking
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Takeo HOSHI (Stanford University)
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Antonio FATAS (INSEAD)
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Marlene AMSTAD (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
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Ippei FUJIWARA (Keio University and Australian National University)
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Corporate Finance
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Jun-Koo KANG (Nanyang Technological University)
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Randall MORCK (University of Alberta)
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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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Johan SULAEMAN (National University of Singapore)
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Investment Finance
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Allaudeen HAMEED (National University of Singapore)
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Massimo MASSA (INSEAD)
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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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Trade, Growth and Development
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Ping WANG (Washington University in St. Louis)
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Shang-Jin WEI (Columbia University)
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Pao-Li CHANG (Singapore Management University)
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Davin CHOR (Dartmouth College and National University of Singapore)
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Nancy QIAN (Northwestern University) 
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Michael SONG (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
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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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Allen HUANG (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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Yupeng LIN (National University of Singapore)
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Real Estate and Urban Economics
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Yongheng DENG (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Sheridan TITMAN (University of Texas, Austin)
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Stijn Van NIEUWERBURGH (Columbia University) 
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Tien Foo SING (National University of Singapore)
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