2016 Global Finance Conference - Fresno, CA, USA

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2016 Global Finance Conference - Fresno, CA, USA


The 23rd Annual

Global Finance Conference
Fresno, CA, USA - April 21-23, 2016
Call for Papers/Proposals
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15, 2016

California State University, Fresno

Keynote Speaker: Finn E. Kydland; 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics; The Jeff Henley Professor of Economics; University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote Speaker: Randy I. Anderson; Chief Economist, Griffin Capital Corporation
The Global Finance Association and Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno are pleased to announce the 23rd Global Finance Conference. University Square Hotel has graciously agreed to offer very special rates to GFC participants. Please plan to visit Yosemite, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks during your visit to Fresno.

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 2016 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.


Asset Allocation/Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs
Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking
BRICS, Emerging Markets, and other Up and Coming Economies
Country Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance
Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation
Derivatives/Financial Engineering
E-Finance/M-Finance/ Bitcoin – E-Money/Social Media and Financial Services
E-Learning-Education – Best Practices
Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital
Ethics/Legal/Regulatory and Taxation Issues

Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation
Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics
Global Financial Crises, Imbalances, SRI, CSR
Interest-Free Banking/Islamic Finance/Banking
International Accounting/Auditing Issues
IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization
Market Behavior Efficiency/Inefficiency/Valuation/Pricing
Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs
Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment
Real Estate Finance /REITs, International RE & Alternative Investments


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

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

Fresno, CA, USA
Fresno, CA, USA
Hangzhou, China
Chicago, IL, USA
El-Paso, TX, USA
New York, NY, USA




Randy Anderson
Christian Andres
Ted Azarmi
Narjess Boubakri
Rosita Chang
Kevin Daly
Krishnan Dandapani
Iraj Fooladi
Michael Frenkel
Jack Glen
Rakesh Gupta
Liu HongZhong
An Hui
Can (John) Inci
Arvind Mahajan
Li XIndan
Maria Pacurar
Ali M. Parhizgari
Sunil S. Poshakwale
Pei Changhong
Ghon Rhee
Igor P. Rivera
Yochanan Shachmurove
John Shutt
Andrew C. Spieler
Adam Szyszka
Amine Tarazi
Yiuman Tse
Gautam Vora
Dorota Witkowska
Central Florida University - USA
University of Tübingen - GERMANY
American University of Sharjah - UAE
University of Hawaii - USA
University of Western Sydney - AUSTRALIA
Florida International University - USA
Dalhousie University - CANADA
Griffith University - AUSTRALIA
Fudan University - China
Griffith University - AUSTRALIA
Bryant University - USA
Texas A&M University - USA
NanJing University - China
Dalhousie University - CANADA
Florida International University - USA
Cranfield University - UK
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences - CHINA
University of Hawaii - USA
City College – CUNY - USA
Leeds Beckett University - UK
Hofstra University - USA
Warsaw School of Economics - POLAND
Université de Limoges - FRANCE
University of Missouri - USA
University of New Mexico - USA
University of Lodz - POLAND
Manuchehr Shahrokhi, PhD
2016 GFC Program Chair
Exec. Director, Global Finance Association - Conference
California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
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