2017 Global Finance Conference - Hempstead, NY, USA

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2017 Global Finance Conference - Hempstead, NY, USA


The 24th Annual

Global Finance Conference
Hempstead, New York, USA - May 4-6, 2017
Call for Papers/Proposals

Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Keynote Speaker: Mathew Higgins, PhD; Vice President for Emerging Markets of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Keynote Speaker: Edward Altman, PhD; Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University
The Global Finance Association and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York are pleased to announce the 24th Global Finance Conference. The 24th Annual Global Finance Conference is sponsored by Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies.

Papers/proposals in these categories are solicited:

1. Competitive Papers: Complete paper submitted by deadline; considered for the Best Paper Awards.
2. Work-in-Progress: Abstract submitted by the deadline; paper is to be completed by Conference date.
3. Proposal for Panel, Workshop, Tutorial.
4. Doctoral Students Papers: One of the top awards is for this category.

Please submit your paper/proposal electronically via the Global Finance Conference website. The first page shall contain the title, track identification number (see conference topics below) and authors’ name, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax. The body of the paper shall not have any author identification and must begin with the paper title and abstract.

All entries will be refereed. Authors of accepted papers may submit a two-page detailed abstract for the 2017 GFC e-Proceedings. The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference would be awarded on a competitive basis and would be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Global Finance Journal.

  1. Asset Allocation/Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs
  2. Accounting/Auditing Issues and Taxation
  3. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking
  4. BRICS, MIST, MINT, NEXT 11, PIIGS, SANE and Emerging Markets
  5. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation & Economic/Financial Inequality
  6. Cyber Security and Global Finance & Banking
  7. Derivatives/Financial Engineering
  8. Efficiency/Behavior/Valuation/Pricing
  9. E-Finance/ M-Finance/ Digital Money/ Bitcoin/ E-Learning/ Best Practices
  10. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital
  11. Financial Markets Integration/Linkages/Segmentation
  12. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics
  13. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances, SRI, CSR
  14. Interest-Free - Islamic Finance/Banking
  15. IPOs/SEOs/Stock buybacks/Privatization
  16. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs
  17. Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment
  18. Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance
  19. Real Estate Finance /REITs, International RE & Alternative Investments
  20. Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibilities, and Ethics

Manuchehr Shahrokhi
Ehsan Nikbakht
K.C. Chen
Ali Fatemi
Anthony Herbst

California State Univ-Fresno
Hofstra Univeristy
California State Univ - Fresno
DePaul University
University of Texas–El-Paso

Fresno, CA, USA
Hempstead, NY, USA
Fresno, CA, USA
Chicago, IL, USA
El-Paso, TX, USA




Reena Aggarwal
Randy Anderson
Christian Andres
Ted Azami
Giovanni Barone-Adesi
Robert Campbell
Rosita Chang
Huifang Cheng
Kevin Daly
Maria De Boyrie
Krishnan Dandapani
Iraj Fooladi
Michael Frankel
Jack Glen
Rakesh Gupta
Can (John) Inci
Krzysztof Kompa
Arvind Mahajan
Jamshid Mehran
Jennifer Miele
Ihlan Meric
Austin Murphy
Vinh Nguyen
Edgar Ortiz
Maria Pacurar
Ali Parhizgari
Sunil S. Poshakwale
Ghon Rhee
Igor P. Rivera
Yochanan Shachmurove
Dirk Schiereck,
Andrew C. Spieler
Adam Szyszka
Lorne Switzer
Ali R. Tourani-rad
Yiuman Tse
Gautam Vora
Amine Tarazi
Nancy White
Dorota Witkowska
Harry Xia
Demir Yener
Yeomin Yoon
Edward Zychowicz
Georgetown Univ.; Washington, DC, USA
Griffin Capital; El Segundo, CA - USA
WHU School of Management; Koblenz, GERMANY
University of Tübingen; Tubingen, GERMANY
Institute of Finance, UNSI; Lugano, SWITZERLAND
Hofstra University; Hempstead, New York, USA
University of Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Zhejiang Univ. of Tech; Hangzhou, CHINA
University of Western; Sydney, AUSTRALIA
New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM, USA
Florida Int’l University; Miami, FL, USA
Dalhousie University; Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
WHU Koblenz; Koblenz, GERMANY
IEGPE - USA; Washington, D.C, USA
Griffith University -; AUSTRALIA
Bryant University; Smithfield, RI, USA
University of Lodz; Lodz, POLAND
Texas A&M Univ; College Park, TX, USA
Indiana University; South Bend, IN, USA
California State University; Fresno, CA, USA
Rowan University; Glassboro, New Jersey, USA
Oakland University; Rochester, MI, USA
California State Univ. Fresno; Fresno, CA, USA
UNAM; Mexico City, MEXICO
Dalhousie University; Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Florida Int’l Univ.; Miami, FL, USA
Cranfield University; Cranfield, UK
Univ. of Hawaii; Honolulu, HI, USA
EGADE Business School; TEC de Monterrey, MEXCICO
Univ. of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, USA
European Business School; Frankfurt, GERMANY
Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY, USA
Warsaw School of Economics; Warsaw, POLAND
Concordia University; Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Auckland Univ of Technology; Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
University of Missouri; St. Louis, MO, USA
New Mexico State Univ.; New Mexico, USA
Université de Limoges; Limoges, FRANCE
Hofstra University; Hempstead, New York, USA
University in Lodz; Lodz - POLAND
California State University; Fresno, CA USA
USAID; Washington, DC, USA
Seton Hall Univ.; New Jersey, USA
Hofstra University; Hempstead, N.Y, USA
Professor Ehsan Nikbakht
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
2017 GFC Program Chair
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA
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