The 15th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives

Conference dates

15 Jul 2019 - 16 Jul 2019


Busan, South Korea


The Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives (APAD) will hold its 15th Annual Conference on July 15th and 16th, 2019 at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan (sometimes written as Pusan), Korea. The Journal of Futures Markets will publish a special issue comprised of selected papers presented at the conference. Free accommodations for paper presenters will be provided under the auspices of the Korea Derivatives Association and the Korea Exchange. Papers on any fields of study in finance are welcome including: Derivatives; Volatility; Risk Management; Regulation; Asset Pricing; Investments; Market Microstructure; Behavioral Finance among others.

Additional Information

• Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30th of April, 2019 (
• Notification of Acceptance: 15th of May, 2019
• Final Registration Date: 31th of May, 2019 (
• Final Paper Submission Date: 15th of June, 2019 (

• Papers written in English must be submitted via, using MS Word or Adobe pdf file format.
• The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. The length of abstract is usually 200 words, but there is no restriction.
• If you have any question with the paper submission, please let us know via email at
• We hope that each participant agrees to serve as a paper discussant.
• Special Issue Publication: A special issue of the Journal of Futures Markets will publish selected peer reviewed papers from the 15th annual APAD conference.
• Paper Awards: One best paper award of US $1,000 and one honorable mentions of US $500 respectively will be announced at the conference.
• Registration fee is $200 for both faculty and students.

• Keynote Speaker: Albert "Pete" Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair in Finance, University of Maryland

• Free accommodation for two nights and free meals will be provided for paper presenters (Free accommodation of one night and free meals will be provided for paper presenters from Korea).
• Hotel: Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan, Korea,
• Transportation from Gimhae international airport: Limousine bus (Most preferred transportation option; Cost: Adult KRW7,000 (around US$ 7.00); Operation hours: To hotel 6:50~22:20, To airport 5:00~20:00 / every 25~30 minute). For more information,

• Specialized focus on research in derivative securities and markets
• Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Futures Markets.
• Free accommodation for paper presenters
• Free meals provided for conference participants
• Haeundae Beach in Busan (or Pusan), the most beautiful beach in Korea

APAD, whose inaugural conference was held in 2004, is an organization comprising academics, practitioners as well as regulators operating in the derivatives markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The main objective of this association is to promote research and knowledge on derivative securities and markets. The APAD has been supported by the Korea Exchange (KRX) and other participating exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region.

• Haeundae boasts an emerald seascape, fine sandy beach and beautiful attractions. With its hot springs and excellent recreational facilities, it is also one of the most visited places in Korea.
• Haeundae Beach is probably the most famous beach in Korea. Haeundae is 1.5 km long, 30~50m wide, and spans an area of 58,400㎡. The white sand is rough and sticks easily to your skin. The sand of this beach is composed of sand that comes from Chuncheon Stream and shells that have been naturally eroded by the wind over time. Haeundae Beach is also famous for the various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year.

• Busan is Korea's second largest city and the number 1 trading port. This geopolitically situated harbor city sits adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, bringing about an interchange of trade and tourism. This intercultural current has made Busan into the international metropolis it is today. Busan has hosted such international events as the 2002 14th Asian Games, the final match of the Korea/Japan World Cup, and since 1995 has annually hosted the Pusan International Film Festival.
• Sight-seeing in Busan (or Pusan) can typically be classified into two groups: seashore and interior land sight-seeing. Seashore sightseeing includes such sights as the beach areas, islands, and Hae Ahn Park. Busan's most charming tourist point is its beautiful sea vistas. The southeastern beach areas have amazing views of the fantastically shaped rocks and islands, which are a must see. The famous beaches of Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong are enjoyed by many. Boating, jet skies, and banana boats are just among a few of the water recreation activities visitors can take advantage of. Amnam Park, Igidae, and Haean Park offer views of nature's masterpieces. The natural beauties of Busan can also be taken in by riding the cruise boats in the harbor.

• Haeundae Beach in Korea Tourism Organization:
• Haeundae in Busan city webpage:
• Busan tourism organization webpage:
• Haeundae in wikipedia:
• Busan in wikipedia:

• Korea Derivatives Association,
• Korea Exchange,  

Yun, Jeongsun, Ph.D.
President of Korea Derivatives Association
College of Business Administration, Kookmin University
Phone : 82-2-910-4258, E-mail :

Chae, Joon, Ph.D.
Program Chair of the APAD2019
Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University
Phone : 82-2-880-6929, E-mail :

For further information, contact Bae, Kyoung-hun, Ph.D.(APAD program director, Department of Finance, Hanyang University, phone: 82-2-2220-1044,