2020 China International Risk Forum & China Finance Review International Joint Conference

Conference dates

21 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020


Shanghai, China and Virtual


Call for Papers
2020 China International Risk Forum & China Finance Review International
Joint Conference
Special Issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
Theme: Contagion, Capital Markets, and Coronavirus

We would like to announce that the Modern Risk Society will hold its sixth annual China International Risk Forum (CIRF2020) online on August 21-22, 2020. The virtual CIRF conference is co-sponsored by the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

The purpose of the forum is to promote research broadly related to financial risk management in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. As in the previous conferences, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal dedicates a special issue to papers to be presented at the forum. While the special issue has a theme of Contagion, Capital Markets, and Coronavirus, potential research topics include but are not limited to the following topics:
• Contagion, capital markets, and coronavirus
• Asset pricing, risk factors and anomalies
• Corporate finance and governance
• Credit risk, interest risk, and liquidity risk
• Behavioral perspectives of risk management
• Ambiguity and ambiguity aversion
• Pension risk and institutional investment management
• Catastrophic risk, tail risk and insurance
• Financial stability, leverage and systematic risk
• Political risk and macroeconomic risk
• Household finance, health risk and personal risk management
• Cyber risk and enterprise risk management
• Big data and predictive modeling in risk management
• Fintech and blockchain

In case you would like to participate in the conference onsite, you may join the 2020 China Finance Review International (CFRI 2020) Conference held at the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 21-22, 2020. Please indicate your preference for CIRF2020 (virtual) or CFRI2020 (scheduled to be onsite) when submitting your paper. The same program committee will work on submissions to both conferences.

Papers presented at the conference can also be considered by the China Finance Review International (CFRI) hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2044-1398). Papers accepted to the Chinese sessions will be recommended to “管理科学学报” (http://jmsc.tju.edu.cn/ch/index.aspx) and “经济学动态” (http://www.jjxdt.org/). The standard review processes of the respective journals will be followed.

Conference Website: https://www.cirforum.org/cirforum.html

Conference Submission: Both completed papers and early drafts with innovative ideas related to the theme topics are encouraged. Chinese submissions are welcome, as there will be Chinese sessions. Please submit a pdf file without author information via the link https://cirforum.org/Paper_submission.html prior to June 7, 2020. There is no submission fee.

Keynote Speakers
Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania

Research Excellence Awards
• CIRF-Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Research Award (Finance Research/Financial Risk Management, USD 1,000)
• CIRF-Global Association of Risk Professionals Research Award, Finance Research/
Financial Risk Management, USD 1,000)
• CIRF-China Finance Review International Research Award (Asset Management/
Financial Intermediary, USD 1,000)
• CIRF-Center for Inclusive and Intelligent Finance SWUFE Award (Fixed Income and Credit Risk, USD 1,000)
• CIRF-Modern Risk Society Contribution Award (USD 1,000)
• CIRF Lifetime Achievement Award

Conference Registration
The registration fee for the conference is USD 50 for presenting authors and non-presenting participants. The conference is free to session chairs and discussants who do not have a paper in the program. It is also free to student participants. Presenting authors should register for the conference before August 1, 2020. Online registration starts on July 10, 2020 on the forum webpage.

Submission to PBFJ: The submission to PBFJ special issue is separate from the conference submission with its deadline on October 1, 2020. Submission details will be provided shortly after the conference. See http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pacific-basin-finance-journal for the journal information.

Important Dates
Deadline for Conference Submission June 7, 2020
Notification of Conference Acceptance July 10, 2020
Conference Registration: Presenters July 10, 2020 – August 1, 2020
Conference Registration: Others July 10, 2020 – August 22, 2020
Conference Dates August 21&22, 2020
Subsequent Submission to PBFJ (English) October 1, 2020
Expected Journal Acceptance Deadline July 31, 2021
Expected Publication Date September 1, 2021

Conference Leadership
Wenfeng Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (President)
Bing Han, University of Toronto (Co-President)

Guest Co-Editors of PBFJ Special Issue
Bing Han, University of Toronto
Ronghua Luo, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Wenfeng Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tong Yu, University of Cincinnati

Conference Co-Secretaries
Lin Guo, Suffolk University
Zhiyong Li, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Huixia Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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