Call for Papers: The 3rd China International Forum on Finance and Policy

Conference dates

24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021


Beijing, China


The School of Banking and Finance (SBF) at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), the Economic Research Journal (ERJ, 经济研究), the Journal of Empirical Finance (JEF), and the China Institute of Finance and Banking (CIFB) at the University of International Business and Economics are jointly organizing the 3rd China International Forum on Finance and Policy (CIFFP) on July 24-25 in Beijing, China.

The purpose of the forum is to provide an international platform for leading financial market researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to exchange ideas on academic research, regulatory policies, and real world applications, thereby promoting the development of academic research, policies and regulations, as well as the Chinese financial system. The 1st and 2nd CIFFP conferences were successfully held in Beijing in 2018 and 2019, featuring the keynote speakers Prof. Hendrik Bessembinder, Prof. Wei Xiong, Prof. Xin Wang, and Prof. Lu Zhang. Last year, we decided to postpone the annual conference in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the CIFFP conference will be held from July 24 to July 25, 2021 in Beijing, China, in combined online and onsite formats.

The program committee welcomes the submission of original unpublished research papers in all areas of finance. Both English and Chinese language papers will be considered. Papers submitted to the conference will undergo formal review by a committee of domestic and overseas experts.

In addition, this year’s conference offers a dual submission option with the Journal of Empirical Finance (English language papers). Authors must indicate when submitting papers whether they are interested in having their papers considered under the dual submission option. Dual submission papers will be made available for consideration by the JEF editor. At the discretion of the editor, dual submission papers will be sent out for a formal review, in which case the authors will receive copies of the referee reports.

Electronic version of the papers in PDF format should be submitted to, with the Subject “2021 CIFFP Submission” and dual submission preference indicated in the body of the email. The submission deadline is April 30, 2021 and the program committee’s decision will be sent to the submitting authors by May 31, 2021.

Program Chair:
Kewei Hou, Ohio State University

Program Co-Chairs:
Weixing Wu, University of International Business and Economics
Lin Peng, Baruch College, City University of New York
Yasheng Zou, University of International Business and Economics

Program Contact:
Academic matters: Maobin Wang (UIBE,;
Jinyu Liu (UIBE,;
Miscellaneous matters: Kai Cui (UIBE,, (86)10-64492635).