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The Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research will be holding its 9th Annual Conference on 23-26 May 2022 at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa, Singapore. We now invite submission of high quality papers for the conference, please submit in PDF at this link

Conference Organization

The four days conference consists of seven programs and each program will meet for three sessions. Three papers will be presented for each session with assigned discussants and time for open discussion.

  1. International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Investment Finance
  4. Trade, Growth and Development
  5. Accounting
  6. Real Estate and Urban Economics
  7. Household Finance - NEW

Programs will run in parallel at any one time. One author is required to attend and present if the paper is selected. Some of the presented papers will be summarized in the ABFER Research Digest.

Daily Schedule

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome coffee/tea
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop Programs (includes 30 minutes break)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop Programs (includes 30 minutes 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:
  • Antonio FATAS (INSEAD)
  • Takeo HOSHI (The University of Tokyo)
Conference Organizers:
  • Ippei FUJIWARA (Keio University and Australian National University)
  • Yi HUANG (Graduate Institute of Geneva)
  • Helen POPPER (Santa Clara 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 Directors:
  • Jun-Koo KANG (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Randall MORCK (University of Alberta)
Conference Organizers:
  • Angie LOW (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Johan SULAEMAN (National University of Singapore)
  • Alminas ZALDOKAS (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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:

  • Allaudeen HAMEED (National University of Singapore)
  • Massimo MASSA (INSEAD)
Conference Organizers:
  • 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, which is broadly interpreted. For example, interesting papers related to labor, financial markets, and structural transformation in developing countries will also be considered. We welcome both applied theory and empirical papers.

Program Directors:
  • Ping WANG (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Shang-Jin WEI (Columbia University)
Conference Organizers:
  • Pao-Li CHANG (Singapore Management University)
  • Davin CHOR (Dartmouth College)
  • Nancy QIAN (Northwestern University)
  • Michael SONG (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Heiwai TANG (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 Directors:
  • Qiang CHENG (Singapore Management University)
  • Douglas SKINNER (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
Conference Organizers:
  • 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 Directors:
  • Yongheng DENG (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Sheridan TITMAN (The University of Texas at Austin)
Conference Organizers:
  • Stijn VAN NIEUWERBURGH (Columbia University)
  • Tien Foo SING (National University of Singapore)

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Household Finance program encompasses topics on (1) how households make financial decisions relating to the functions of saving, consumption, investment, housing, payment, borrowing and risk management, (2) how organizations provide goods and services to satisfy these financial functions, and (3) how interventions by firms, governments and other parties affect the provision of financial services. The scope of household finance spans multi disciplines, embracing not just finance and economics but also industrial organization, law, psychology and sociology. We welcome both applied and theoretical papers in this area.

Program Directors & Conference Organizers:

  • Sumit AGARWAL (National University of Singapore)
  • Amit SERU (Stanford University & Hoover Institution)

Timeline

Paper Submission Closing Date 15 January 2022
Paper Selection by 15 February 2022
Discussant Selection by 1 March 2022
Schedule Completion by 15 March 2022

Things to Note

  • We encourage submissions from early-career scholars and researchers, and those who are not affiliated with ABFER.
  • Please feel free to submit work which will be considered for review/publication elsewhere.
  • There will be no conference volume.
  • Presented papers will be available on ABFER website and electronically distributed to participants and our Senior Fellows and Fellows.
    • Previous conference programs and presented papers will remain accessible on our website.
  • ABFER will reimburse air flight (with cap) and provide accommodation in the official conference hotel for overseas delegates (i.e. one author per paper, discussants and panellists).
  • Only those who are selected as presenters, discussants, or panellists will be notified.
  • In the event that the pandemic’s travel restrictions are not lifted by March 2022, conference will be held virtually or in hybrid mode.

Electronic Submission

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Contact Information

International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking
Program Directors Conference Organizers

Takeo HOSHI (The University of Tokyo) 
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Antonio FATAS (INSEAD) 
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Ippei FUJIWARA (Keio University and Australian National University) 
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Yi HUANG (Graduate Institute of Geneva)
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Helen POPPER (Santa Clara 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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Johan SULAEMAN (National University of Singapore) 
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Alminas ZALDOKAS (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
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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)
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Nancy QIAN (Northwestern University) 
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Michael SONG (Chinese University of Hong Kong) 
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Heiwai TANG (University of Hong Kong)
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Accounting
Program Directors Conference Organizers
Qiang CHENG (Singapore Management University)
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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
Program Directors Conference Organizers

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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Household Finance
Program Directors & Conference Organizers

Sumit AGARWAL (National University of Singapore) 
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Amit SERU (Stanford University & Hoover Institution) 
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Draft Event Schedule