Call for Papers
4th Annual Conference of the Graduate School "Global Financial Markets"

(Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

Emerging Economies in Globalized Financial Markets

June 21-22, 2012

The 2008 world financial crisis and the subsequent European debt crisis accelerated the shift of economic power and political influence from Western countries towards fast growing emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, Russia or South Africa. The G10 became the G20 and country representation at the IMF is likely to change. Thus, the time seems right to address anew the role of emerging economies in globalized financial markets and discuss their participation, interests and responsibilities in a financially globalized world at the 4th Annual Conference of the Graduate School "Global Financial Markets".

TOPICS: We invite junior and senior researchers in the fields of economics, law and political science to submit papers for presentation. We welcome theoretical and empirical papers as well as case studies focusing on specific regions. Papers should either address the conference's general subject or more specifically the following panel topics. Each panel will be introduced by a keynote speaker.
- The role of BRIC countries in international financial markets and international financial market regulation: participation, influence and control
Keynote speaker: Peter Draper (South African Institute of International Affairs & WITS University)
- International financial standards - should, must and do emerging markets implement them?
Keynote speaker: Iwa Salami (University of East London)
- The right approach to liberalize financial markets in emerging economies?
Keynote speaker: Frank Westermann (University of Osnabruck)
- Capital control - friend or foe for emerging markets financial services liberalization?
Keynote speaker: Emanuel Kohlscheen (Brazilian Central Bank)

Presentations will be given on 21 & 22 June 2012 in Halle/Germany. A more detailed agenda, including time schedules for the panels, will be available on the school's webpage:

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submission is 30 April 2012. Full papers or extended abstracts should be submitted electronically to along with your affiliation and email address. Acceptance notification will be made by 1 May 2012. Travel funding is available upon request for authors of accepted papers. Accommodation costs will also be covered by the graduate school.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please feel free to contact either Christian Tietje or Jasper Finke if you have any questions.

For the Graduate School:
Christian Tietje
Professor for Public Law, European Law & International Economic Law
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

Jasper Finke
Senior Researcher and Lecturer
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Posted 3/30/12