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2022 Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) Annual Conference


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  • Date

    27 - 29 Jun 2022

  • Organiser

    School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Time

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Venue



AsianFA Annual Conference

AsianFA Doctoral Consortium


The registration fee is HKD 800 (non-refundable) for both presenters and conference participants.

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2022 Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) Annual Conference

June 27 - 29, 2022 (Mon-Wed) Hong Kong SAR, China


The Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) invites submission of research papers on finance to the Association's 2022 Annual Conference. The conference will be hosted by the School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong during June 27 - 29, 2022. The conference provides an open platform for finance scholars worldwide to present their recent research and exchange ideas and information on new developments in finance research. The majority of the sessions will include papers selected through open competition. In addition, there will be several invited sessions where leading researchers in different areas will be invited to present their latest work. A doctoral consortium will be held as part of the 2022 AsianFA Annual Conference.



Professor Wei Xiong, Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University;
Academic Dean, School of Management and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen



The theme of the conference is on frontiers of finance research in the post-pandemic world. Papers in all areas of finance are welcome, including corporate finance, asset pricing, market microstructure, behavioral finance, financial institutions, financial crisis, international finance, and emerging capital markets. Accepted papers are eligible for several categories of best paper awards.



Doctoral students are welcome to present their dissertations at the consortium which will be led by leading scholars. A travel grant of USD1000 will be awarded to selected doctoral presenters at the consortium.



Pacific Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ) Special Issue, edited by Steven Wang, Robin Chou, Walid Saffar, and Shaojun Zhang

International Review of Finance (IRF) Special Issue on the theme "ESG, Carbon Finance, and Sustainable Investing", edited by Dragon Tang

Authors will be given the details on how to submit their 2022 AsianFA Conference papers, including the doctoral consortium, for potential publication in the special issue when they receive the AsianFA conference paper acceptance decisions. The submission deadline to both PBFJ/ IRF Special Issue is August 31, 2022. All submitted papers will go through the normal review process for the PBFJ/ IRF. For enquiries, please send email to James Chia ( for PBFJ or Dragon Tang ( for IRF.



The conference will offer multiple categories of best paper awards. The awards in each category will be decided on by an Award Committee. These awards include:

  • Three best paper awards sponsored by the Asian Finance Association (USD1000 each).
  • Four best paper awards sponsored by the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (USD1000 each).
  • Two best doctoral paper awards for the doctoral consortium sponsored by the School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (USD1000 each).
  • More awards to be announced.



  • Paper status: only completed papers (both conference and doctoral consortium) will be considered.
  • Submission format: a blind copy of the manuscript and a separate file for the cover page containing the paper title, the abstract and author information. Only PDF or MS-Word versions are accepted.
  • Submission for Conference:
  • Submission for Doctoral Consortium: email to
  • Submission deadline: February 20, 2022
  • Decision communication: April 15, 2022



Please send email to (AsianFA Annual Conference) (AsianFA Doctoral Consortium)


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  • Nancy Su, Professor and Head, School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (
  • Shaojun Zhang, Associate Professor of Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (



  • Robin Chou, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (
  • Bohui Zhang, Presidential Chair Professor and Executive Associate Dean, School of Management and Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (



Professor Wei Xiong is Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University. His research interests center on capital market imperfections, behavioral finance, digital economy, and China’s financial system. He has received various awards, including 2018 China Economics Prize, 2014 Inaugural Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award, 2013 NASDAQ OMX Award by Western Finance Association, and 2012 Smith Breeden Award (first prize) by American Finance Association. He received his Ph.D. in finance from Duke University in 2001, M.A. in physics from Columbia University in 1995, and B.S. in physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He is Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Co-Editor of Journal of Finance (the flagship journal of American Finance Association), as well as Academic Dean of School of Management and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

Due to the health concerns of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to move the conference online. Thank you for your understanding.



The School of Accounting and Finance is the longest established accounting school in Hong Kong with over 80 full-time academic and teaching staff in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, and law. During the past few years, faculty members were successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed journals, including Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesThe Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. The School has maintained an excellent network with overseas and Chinese Mainland institutions for collaborative work. More information about the School is available at


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is one of the world’s leading universities. It has been ranked 66th in the QS World University Rankings 2022. According to the UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings based on research contributions for the period 2016–2020, the Faculty of Business has been ranked 59th in the world. PolyU will celebrate its 85th Anniversary in 2022:


The HKSAR is an international city located strategically at the heart of Asia and is the gateway to Chinese Mainland, with excellent transport links to major international cities. PolyU campus is located near the harbour connecting Kowloon and the Hong Kong Island, and in the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui, which is one of the most popular areas for visitors in Hong Kong.

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