24th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference (AFBC)

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    The Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, organised by the Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking & Finance at the Australian School of Business at UNSW, will converge in Sydney in December 2011. This conference provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance related fields. The conference would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate. The conference is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community.

    Keynote speakers

    • Professor Viral Acharya, The New York University
    • Professor Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
    • Professor Richard Roll, UCLA
    • Professor Rene Stulz, Ohio State University

    PhD forum

    As part of the annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, UNSW will host a forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation. The one day forum will offer 10 accepted students the unique opportunity to present their dissertation proposals and have their work discussed by distinguished members of the finance profession. Throughout the seminar students will take valuable advice from leading scholars on issues such as career development and discuss recent developments in finance literature with fellow students and faculty members.

    Airfare and accommodation assistance

    There will be airfare and accommodation assistance of AUD $2000 for PhD candidates from Asia, Europe and North America (provided that their papers are accepted to be included into the PhD forum).


    Prizes will be awared for the top three papers presented at the PhD Forum.

    • AUD $1500 will be awarded to the best paper presented at the forum
    • AUD $1000 will be awared to the second best paper presented at the forum
    • AUD $500 will be awared tot he third best paper presented at the forum

    How to submit a paper

    Authors should follow the normal submission procedure to the conference and ensure they assign their paper to the PhD forum when selecting a topic area. Please also select the relevant topic area/s for your paper. Authors will have their submissions confirmed by separate email once all submissions have been received. If your paper is not selected for this special forum, it will still be under consideration for inclusion in the conference. Submission deadline as per conference.

    Journals and prizes

    Only papers presented at the conference are eligible for prizes. Authors will be prompted for their prize preferences on the first submission screen. Authors who wish to be considered for prizes or journal inclusion must specify so during their initial submission. Prizes will be judged based on the paper version available at the submission deadline. Subsequent paper revisions, or later changes to prize choices will not be considered.

    Journal of Banking & Finance

    A special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance on "Markets, Financial Stability, Governance and Regulation" will include selected papers presented at the 24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. Authors who are pre-selected will be notified of the appropriate procedure for inclusion.

    BlackRock Research Award

    AUD $ 10,000 will be awarded for the best paper presented on Capital Markets/Funds Management/Mutual Funds.

    BankScope Prize

    AUD $ 2,500 will be awarded for the best paper in Banking. Authors whose institutions subscribe to BankScope data are eligible.

    SIRCA Research Prize

    AUD $ 2,500 will be awarded for the best paper which has used SIRCA Data (this includes ASX, SFE, Reuters, Morningstar and Aspect Financial data). Please note that the use of SIRCA data must be acknowledged in the paper.

    Australian Securities Exchange Prize

    Awarded for the best paper presented on derivatives/quantitative finance.


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