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, Australia in December, 2012. 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.
One submission per person
Only one presentation may be made per person. Authors submitting more than one paper should ensure a co-author is available and willing to present the paper at the conference should it be accepted for presentation.
All papers presented at the conference will be discussed and in turn, all authors accepted for presentation are asked to discuss a paper. A submission to the conference indicates an acceptance of this condition. Your willingness to act as a discussant provides invaluable feedback to another author, whilst your own research will be similarly benefited through the shared opinions and expertise of others.
SSRN produces online post conference proceedings that are sent to all FEN subscribers. If you wish to be included in these proceedings, your paper must be available for public view on SSRN. Only papers that are accepted and presented at the AFBC may be included in these proceedings.
All submitted papers undergo a peer review process before being accepted for presentation at the AFBC. Full papers undergo a blind review process by a selection committee independent of the author. Conference proceedings are via SSRN.
The Chairman of the Selection Committee is Fariborz Moshirian from UNSW.
Members of the Selection Committee included:
- Renee Adams, University of Queensland
- Allen Berger, University of South Carolina
- Michael Brennan, University of California LA
- Stijn Claessens, International Monetary Fund
- J. David Cummins, Temple University
- Asli Demirguc, Kunt World Bank
- Robert Faff, University of Queensland
- Mark Flannery, University of Florida
- Kenneth French, Dartmouth University
- Bruce Grundy, University of Melbourne
- Steven Kaplan, The University of Chicago
- Andrew Karolyi, Cornell University
- Larry H. P. Lang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Florencio Lopez De Silanes, EDHEC Business School
- Ike Mathur, Southern Illinois University
- Ronald Masulis, Vanderbilt University
- Maureen O'Hara, Cornell University
- Jay Ritter, University of Florida
- Richard Roll, UCLA
- Anthony Saunders, New York University
- Henri Servaes, London Business School
- Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University
- Tom Smith, Australian National University
- Bruno Solnik, HEC School of Management
- Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA
- Paul Wachtel, New York University
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 "Systemic Risk, Liquidity, Risk & Global Financial Stability" will include selected papers presented at the 25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. Authors who are pre-selected will be notified of the appropriate procedure for inclusion.
AUD $2,500 will be awarded for the best Corporate Finance paper. To be eligible for the award the university you attend will have to subscribe to the global M&A deal database, Zephyr by Bureau van Dijk.
BlackRock Research Award
AUD $10,000 will be awarded for the best paper presented on Capital Markets/Funds Management/Mutual Funds.
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 intraday tick data and regulatory disclosures, and Thomson Reuters intraday tick data and news). Please note that the use of SIRCA data must be acknowledged in the paper. Further details about Sirca's data sources are available at www.sirca.org.au
Australian Securities Exchange Prize
Awarded for the best paper presented on derivatives/quantitative finance.
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.
When: Saturday, 15 December 2012