Call for papers

Applied finance, macroeconomic performance, and economic growth are important subfields in economics. They have attracted substantial research from both academics and policymakers. Recent global events, both policy/crises and man-made events , demand that additional research be undertaken to understand how financial markets and the macroeconomy (including economic growth) respond to the events that have made news over the last decade or so. That the interplay between these components (financial and economic systems) of the economy and events/issues confronting our people and economies can be studied more robustly through employing advances in econometric estimation techniques makes research on these issues that much more attractive. In light of this the conference theme is: “Applied Finance, Macroeconomic Performance, and Economic Growth”. Papers on all topics related to the theme, both theoretical and applied, are welcomed. Papers that cover broadly these areas, including but not limited to: 

· Determinants of economic growth;

·Macroeconomic forecasting;

·Exchange rate dynamics and monetary policy;

·Asset pricing (including forecasting financial assets);

·Corporate finance;

·Behavioral finance/economics;

·Energy finance;

·Market microstructure;

·International finance (including policies & regulations);

·Financial institution;

·Consumer finance;

·Green finance;

·Performance of financial markets;

·Commodity markets (including oil price dynamics);

·Macro finance;

·Private equity, venture capital;

·Financial market and corporate finance in China;

·China IPO;

·Quantitative trading; and

·SME financing and risk management, are welcome.

The conference will be held at the Xiasha Campus of Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics (Xueyuan Street No.18, Xiasha Higher Education Park, Hangzhou, China) over two days from 20-21 October 2018(We are sorry that due to force majeure, our conference has to be postponed from 31 March-1 April to 20-21 October 2018). All papers should be submitted online at: by 15 July 2018 (for non-Chinese authors) and 31 July 2018 (for Chinese authors). All papers will be reviewed and a final decision will be conveyed to submitting authors by 15 August 2018. All papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be considered for a special issue of the journal Economic Modelling: 2-Star Journal, SSCI Journal, with impact factor 1.48). Papers will be reviewed following the journal’s review policy and those papers meeting quality expectations will be considered by the guest editors:

Wenli Huang, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics

Bo Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Jiaping Qiu, Mcmaster University

Xin Wu, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics

Jinqiang Yang, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics

Papers written in both Chinese and English are welcome for submission. If you have any questions please contact Yuan Yang of Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics,;Cenqi Li of Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Email:

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