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Events and conferences


The Global Finance: Interconnectedness of markets and global financial risk


Date: Friday 25 October, 2013

Time: 11:45am -2:00pm

Location: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Philip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney


The program includes:

  • Lin Yixiang, Chairman, Asian Securities and Investments Federation (ASIF) who explores  briefly on challenges and opportunities in Asia.
  • International investments expert, Professor Bruno Solnik, will explore the Eurozone crisis and the implications for investment management.
  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist (Australia & NZ), HSBC Bank will follow by discussing the direct effects of the Eurozone crisis on Australia as well as how other trends and events in the world economy impact our domestic markets.
  • Cassandra Kelly  Joint CEO, Pottinger will look to where Australia's next opportunities for growth lies - including exporting financial services to Asia, education and innovation.
  • A panel featuring Steven Hess, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s and Ian Paterson, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons discussing current trends in Asia, such as fewer Chinese exports going to Europe and  the future of Asia.

This event is organised in collaboration with Finsia.

For further information and attendance (limited seats available), please email globalfinance@unsw.edu.au by no later than 15 October.


Business Forum: The Economic Effects of Financial Reporting Transparency

by Dr Mark Maffett. Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago
Hosted by the IGF and PwC


Date: 3 September, 2013
Location: PwC headquarters, Sussex St, Sydney


For further information including attendance, please contact the IGF on globalfinance@unsw.edu.au



Call for papers


The Federal Reserve of New York, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Institute of Global Finance at the UNSW are organising an international conference on Systemic Risk: Liquidity Risk, Governance and Financial Stability Sydney, Australia on 4 and 5 July 2013. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons hotel in Sydney. Selected papers at this conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance.


View more extensive information about the call for papers.



Submit a paper via SSRN


To submit a paper, please go to the following link: http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=2013-Systemic-Risk


Please note, paper submissions via email will not be processed. We only accept paper submissions via the SSRN link above.


Discussants: All papers presented at the conference will be discussed and in turn, all authors accepted for presentation are asked to discuss a paper. A submission to the conference indicates an acceptance of this condition. Your willingness to act as a discussant provides invaluable feedback to another author, whilst your own research will be similarly benefited through the shared opinions and expertise of others.


Deadline for Submission (including deadline for submission to the special issue of JBF): 1st April, 2013


The authors will be notified of the status of their papers as soon as the Selection Committee has made a decision about it. This may assist authors who may wish to book their flights earlier.


However, all authors will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by no later than 17 April 2013.



Selection Committee

The Selection Committee for the conference program includes:


Claudio Borio (Bank for International Settlements)

Andrew Karolyi (Cornell University) 

Asli Demiguç-Kunt (World Bank)

Christian Leuz (University of Chicago)

Douglas Diamond (University of Chicago)

Robert Jarrow (Cornell University)

Luci Ellis (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Massimo Massa (INSEAD)

Robert Engle (New York University)

Jamie McAndrews (Federal  Reserve of New York)

Robert Faff (University of Queensland)

Fariborz Moshirian (University of New South Wales)

Kenneth French (Darmouth University)

Mark Maffett (University of Chicago)

Xavier Gabaix (NYU)

Terrance Odean (University of California, Berkeley)

Mike Gordy (Federal Reserve System)

Henri Servaes (London School of Business)

John Griffin (University of Texas)

Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University)

Andy Haldane (Bank of England)

Tom Smith (Australian National University)

Harrison Hong (Princeton University)

Rene Stulz (Ohio State University)

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (UCLA)

Special Issue of the Journal of Banking & Finance

Authors have the choice to send their papers to this conference for presentation only, or for presentation and possible publication in the special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance. Authors should specify their preference when submitting the paper. They should also specify the research area of their submitted paper.


The special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance will be edited by Luci Ellis, Andy Haldane, Jamie McAndrews and Fariborz Moshirian.



Conference registration

Registration for the conference will open later in the year. Please check back regularly.


Deadline: The deadline for conference registration for accepted authors is 17 May 2013. Authors who want their paper to be included in the schedule of the conference must have finalised and paid for their registration by this date.


Delegates not presenting papers may register until July 2nd 2013.


Early bird fee: (Payment prior to the end of Tuesday 30th of April 2013)
Standard registration: AUD$480 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$400 (incl. GST/VAT)


Full fee: (Payment received after the end of Tuesday 30th April 2013)
Standard registration: AUD$550 (incl. GST/VAT)
PhD students: AUD$470 (incl. GST/VAT)


The registration fee includes the conference dinner. Additional guest tickets to the conference dinner are AUD$140 each.


Further information

The conference programme will include both invited papers and those selected from the submissions received.


There will be no financial support for authors whose papers are accepted for this conference and/or special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance.


All inquiries could be directed to globalfinance@unsw.edu.au or 612-9385 7774.







Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

The Institute also hosts, in collaboration with the School of Banking and Finance, the Australasian Finance & Banking Conference. This conference provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance related fields. The conference would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate. The conference is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community.
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