Call for Papers: 2016 Greater China Area Finance Conference

Call for Papers: 2016 Greater China Area Finance Conference


June 25-26 (Sat-Sun), 2016

School of Economics, Xiamen University
 Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
Fujian Finance Society
Xiamen, China


We are pleased to announce the 1st Greater China Area Finance conference (GCFC2016) at School of Economics (SOE) and the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, China. We invite submissions from all areas related to finance, including but not limited to asset pricing, corporate finance, behavioral finance, banking, international finance, and financial econometrics. Empirical research on or theoretical work with empirical applications to financial liberalization, innovation, stability and regulation in greater China area is particularly welcome.



Researchers interested in participating should submit their papers through our online portal at . If there are web assessing problems, please contact Hui Wang ( ).

The submission deadline is April 15, 2016. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by May 15, 2016.

There will be no registration fees. Meals will be provided during the course of the conference, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel expenses. 




CAI, Weiyi 

SOE, Xiamen University

CHEN, Haiqiang 

WISE&SOE, Xiamen University

GUO, Ye, Chair

SOE, Xiamen University

HAN, Qian 

WISE&SOE, Xiamen University

HUANG, Juanjuan 

SOE, Xiamen University

NIU, Linlin 

WISE, Xiamen University

PAN, Yue 

SOE, Xiamen University

REN, Yu 

WISE&SOE, Xiamen University

XU, Wenbin 

SOE, Xiamen University

ZHANG, Shuoxun 

SOE&WISE, Xiamen University



CHAN, Kalok, Co-chair

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

KANG, Jun-Koo 

Nanyang Technological University

LEE, Jevons, Advisor

Xiamen University/Tulane University

LI, Haitao, Co-chair

Cheng Kung Graduate School of Business

David NG

Cornell University

Lilian NG

York University

QIU, Jiaping 

McMaster University/Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

SHEN, Chung-Hua 

National Taiwan University

YANG, Jian 

University of Colorado Denver/Nankai University


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

ZHOU, Yinggang, Co-chair

Xiamen University

For academic inquiries about the conference, please contact Prof. Yinggang Zhou (

For logistic affairs, please contact Ms. Yang Song (

Tel: 0592-2189805



School of Economics (SOE), Xiamen University

The Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University
Fujian Finance Society

Department of Finance, School of Economics


The economics and finance disciplines in Xiamen University were first established in 1921 and have a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, with a focus on the role of institutions in economic and social development. Mr. Wang Yanan, the former President of Xiamen University for 19 years and the renowned economist who translated Adam Smith's Wealth of the Nation and Karl Marx's Das Kapital into Chinese, guided the rapid development of economics disciplines in XMU since 1949.In September of 1981, China's State Education Ministry approved the elevation of the Department of Economics to the School of Economics, making it the first school of economics established among top universities in mainland China since 1978.


Department of Finance at School of Economics, Xiamen University, has a long history back to 1921 as banking program of business department when Xiamen University was established. The department has also experienced a glorious history and become one of top finance programs in Mainland China. It was one of the earliest National Key Discipline (NKD) of Finance in China and it is the only NKD of Finance in southeastern China.


In 2005, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) was founded, as a recent effort by Xiamen University to build a first class modern economics and finance research institute and to facilitate international research and academic exchanges. Currently, SOE and WISE are working close together to promote Xiamen University as one of the major centers for economic and finance research and education in Asia Pacific.

For more information about WISE and SOE, please see: and   


Located in Southeast China with convenient direct flights to many major cities in Asia, Xiamen is famous for its resort like atmosphere and has a reputation as the cleanest and most livable Chinese city. Interesting places near Xiamen include the UNESCO World Heritage Hakka Earth Buildings, Gulangyu (Piano Island) and Wuyi Mountain. For more information on the city of Xiamen, please go to: