Conference Details

Call for Papers:   

2nd CAG Conference on Evolving Finance, Trade and Investment in Asia: Asia's role in restructuring the global financial system

Dates: October 20-21, 2016 

Organizers: Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets

Underdeveloped capital markets in Asia have historically contributed to high savings rates, current account surplus and high US dollar reserves in Asia. Eight years after the global financial crisis, we live in a world with ultra-low yields thanks to policies adopted by the major central banks.  Equipped with huge foreign reserves China's outward FDI is on rise. Japan too is rebalancing its portfolio of estimated $15 trillion of household savings. Present-day China shares with Japan of the late 1980s reliance on investment-driven growth, financial repression, cheap money and a housing bubble. The enormous debts after Japan's housing market crash generated Japan's lost decades. While there are imminent other policy challenges, this conference's focus on Asia's is on the role in restructuring the global financial system from a long-run perspective. 

The conference will cover the following and related questions with particular interest on finance and investment in Asia:
Will Asia develop a stronger consumption driven economy thereby altering its investment- driven and export-oriented growth model?

While money is awash in the financial world, how can we address the funding gap in the real economy?

What will be the impact of these developments on the global financial system?

How will this change the role of the US Federal Reserve in the world financial system?  

Will China be able to avoid the same consequences?

How is the rest of Asia and China linked in terms of capital flows and how does China's slowdown affect Asian economies?
Keynote Speakers: Danny Quah (NUS), Miaojie Yu (Beijing), Kwanho Shin (Korea), Jiandong Ju (Shanghai UFE)

Other speakers include Masahiro Kawai (Tokyo), Shinichi Fukuda (Tokyo), Eiji Ogawa (Hitotsubashi).

Venue: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Conference submission fee: Those interested in presenting at the conference should first pay a non-refundable conference submission fee of $150 using the secure link below:

and then email a completed paper to both: and  

Papers without a conference fee will not be considered. For accepted papers there would no conference registration fee and also the submission fee would be waived for special issue submissions.

Submission deadline: Submissions can be made any time but by no later than August 15, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by no later than August 30, 2016.  

Publication opportunity: Selected papers presented in the conference will be considered for a special issue in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, entitled "Asia's role in restructuring the global financial system," which is scheduled to be published in early 2017. 

Guest editor: Tomoo Kikuchi of National University of Singapore.

Financial support: CAG will cover economy class airfare and local accommodation for selected papers. The presenters with financial support need to submit their paper for the special issue.

For further inquiries, please contact Tomoo Kikuchi:
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Euroconference 2016, Porto, Portugal
International Conference on Emerging Market Economies

Dates: June 29 - July 1, Porto, Portugal

The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto (FEP), and the Center for Economics and Finance at University of Porto (CEF.UP) invite submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference on emerging economies and markets—the 2016 edition of the SSEM EuroConference. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions, political economy and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit their individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.

Themes to be considered at the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial markets and banking

  • Capital flows and macroeconomic and financial stability

  • Spillovers between advanced economies and emerging economies

  • Challenges for emerging markets economic growth and financial stability, and implications for the global economy

  • Institutional development and reforms and their impacts on the real and financial sectors

  • Relative role of institutions versus economic policies for the economic growth and development

  • International financial institutions and their impacts on the emerging economies during the post-crisis era

  • Impact of the global financial crisis, and European and Greek crises on the real and financial sectors

  • Emerging market crises

  • Regional economic integration and the cross-border trade and investment among the emerging economies

  • Comparative studies on the economic transition and system changes in Asia, Europe and the Americas

  • Country-specific studies on the reforms of financial markets, industrial and technology sectors, foreign trade and investment regimes, etc.

  • Vulnerabilities in emerging market economies and policy options

  • Monetary policies and fiscal policies, their interactions, and their effects on the economies

  • Sustainable development of the global economy and emerging markets in the context of arising geo-political conflicts

  • Emerging markets and the future of the international monetary system

Keynote Speakers:  

Ayhan Kose, Director of the World Bank Group's Development Prospects Group, The World Bank; The founding Co-Editor of the IMF Economic Review and Editor of the IMF Research Bulletin.

Ali M. Kutan, Editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Co-Editor, Economic Systems; and Editor, Borsa Istanbul Review.

Publication opportunity:Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication (subject to double-blind reviewing process) in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade      

Registration options:

Option 1 (early bird registration fee 250 EUR) covers: conference materials, welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunch, gala dinner, guided visit to a Port wine cellar, and Porto 6-bridges evening cruise.

Option 2 (early bird registration fee 350 EUR) covers: all described above for Option 1 plus a one-year membership in the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM). Members in SSEM receive Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) free online, and also do not pay paper submission fees during the membership period, including submission to the planned EMFT special issue.

Key dates:
Submission of abstracts/papers: April 17
Early bird registration: May 15
Late registration and reception of complete papers: June 5
Conference: June 29 - July 1
Optional 1 day trip: July 2Contact:
Questions about the conference should be directed to the conference email 

Conference website:

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