The 29th Annual
University of Minho, Braga, PORTUGAL

June 20 - 22, 2022


The Global Finance Association and the University of Minho, Braga are pleased to announce the 29th Global Finance Conference in Braga, PORTUGAL, June 20 – 22, 2022.  Braga is the City Brand that brings history to the future.  Braga is one of the oldest cities in Portugal, with over 2,000 years of existence filled with history, civilizations, people, and cultures.


Professor Manuel Rocha Armada shall serve as the GFC 2022 Program Chair.



29th Annual Global Finance Conference

Papers/proposals in the following categories are solicited:


  1. Competitive Papers: Complete paper submitted by deadline; (for Best Paper Awards).

  2. Work-in-Progress: Submit Abstract 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 of your paper/proposal shall contain the title, track identification number (see conference topics below) and authors’ names, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax numbers. The body of the paper shall not have any author’s 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 2022 GFC e-Proceedings. The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference will be awarded on a competitive basis and considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Global Finance Journal.

  1. Accounting/Auditing Issues and Taxation

  2. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking

  3. Big Data - AI, Cyber Security and Global Finance & Banking

  4. BRICS, MIST, MINT, NEXT 11, PIIGS, SANE and Emerging Markets

  5. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation & Economic – Stakeholder vs Stockholders Debate

  6. COVID-19 Global Pandemic – Global Health Issues and Impacts

  7. Derivatives/Financial Engineering – Real Options

  8. Efficiency/Behavioral and Experimental Finance                       

  9. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital

  10. Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation                                                   

  11. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics

  12. Global Energy & Environment Issues                           

  13. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances

  14. Global Poverty – Inequality - Sustainability

  15. IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization - Crowdfunding         

  16. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs

  17. Moving Towards a More Digital and Interconnected World -Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

  18. Portfolio Flows, Portfolio Performance, Asset Allocation, and Foreign Direct Investment

  19. Real Estate Finance /REITs, Crowdfunding, International RE & Alternative

  20. Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance                                                           

  21. Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs

  22. Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibilities, and Ethics




Professor Manuel Armada, The 2022 GFC Program Chair    

Executive Committee

Manuel Rocha Armada        University of Minho, Braga, PORTUGAL- GFC 2022 Program Chair

K.C. Chen                              Chair, California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Ali Fatemi                             Editor, Global Finance Journal, DePaul University, Chicago, USA

Michael Frenkel                    WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management-GERMANY

Ehsan Nikbakht                    Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York., USA

Ali M  Parhizgari                   Florida International University

Manuchehr Shahrokhi          California State University, Fresno – Executive Director GFA-GFC

Program Committee

Christian Andres                    WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management-GERMANY

Ted Azarmi                             University of Tübingen - GERMANY

Alejanda Cabello                   UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO

Rosita Chang                         University of Hawaii - USA

Huifang Cheng                      Zhejiang Univ. of Technology Hangzhou, CHINA

Ephraim Clark                        Middlesex University London, UK

Rudy De Winne                     Louvain School of Management, BELGIUM

Krishnan Dandapani              Florida International University - USA

Maria De Boyrie                     New Mexico State University, NM, USA

Jocelyn Evans                        College of Charleston, VA, USA

Iraj Fooladi                             Dalhousie University - CANADA

Can (John) Inci                       Bryant University - USA

Edward Lawrence                  Florida International University, USA

Arvind Mahajan                     Texas A&M University - USA

Sushanta Mallick                    Queen Mary University of London, UK

Jennifer Miele                        California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Vinh Nguyen                          California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Edgar Ortiz                            UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO

Maria Pacurar                         Dalhousie University, CANADA

Ivelina Pavlova                       University of Houston, Clear Water, TX, USA

Sunil S. Poshakwale               Cranfield University - UK

Ghon Rhee                             University of Hawaii - USA

Igor P. Rivera                          ITESM - MEXICO

Yochanan Shachmurove        City College - CUNY - USA

Andrew C. Spieler                 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. USA

Lorne Switzer                         Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA

Adam Szyszka                        Warsaw School of Economics - POLAND

Yiuman Tse                             University of Missouri - USA

Gautam Vora                          University of New Mexico - USA

Harry Xia                                 California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Li Xindan                                 NanJing University, CHINA

Demir Yener                           Johns Hopkins University, Wash, DC, USA

Yeomin Yoon                          Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA

Burcin Yotoglu                       WHU Koblenz, GERMANY

PORTUGAL -June 20 -22, 2022


January 31, 2022


Past Events

Year    Host                                                                              VENUE-LOCATION - DATES                Participants  Institutions  Countries

2021   Virtual                                                                                                                                                               275   157   44

2020   Zhejiang University of Technology                             Hangzhou, China - May 18-2020 - CHINA*  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2019   Zagreb School of Economics & Management          Zagreb, Croatia - June 5-7, 2019 - CROAIA           255   139   41

2018   ESSCA School of Management                                 Paris, France - July 3-5, 2018 - FRANCE                  246   156   47

2017   Frank Zarb School of Business -Hofstra Univ.           Hempstead, NY - May 4-6, 2017, USA                     176   144   45

2016   Craig School of Business/California State Univ.       Fresno, CA, USA - April 21-23, 2016 - USA              122   108   36

2015   Zhejiang University of Technology                            Hyatt Hotel-Hangzhou, Zhejiang - CHINA              147   126   35

2014   American University of Sharjah                                 J.W. Marriott Hotel, Dubai, 2014 -UAE                     133   112   41

2013   Monterey Institute of International Studies             Monterey Bay, CA, May 20-22, 2013 - USA              174   166   38

2012   College of Business - DePaul University                  Palmer House-Hilton; Chicago, IL, USA                   148   129   36

2011   Rajamangala University of Tech. Phra Nakhon        Siam Kempinski Hotel; Bangkok, THAILAND          226   182   37

2010   Poznan University of Economics & Business           Poznan University of Economics; POLAND              273    217   40

2009   University of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI, USA                 Hilton Hawaiian Village; Honolulu, HI - USA            156   140   32

2008   Zhejiang University of Technology                            Hyatt Hotel; Hangzhou, CHINA                                435   334   41

2007   La Trobe University, Melboume                                Crown Promenade; Melboume, AUSTRALIA           288   220   43

2006   COPPEAD Graduate School of Business                 Sofitel Hotel; Rio de Janiro, BRAZIL                         246    201   44

2005   Trinity College                                                            Trinity College; Dublin, IRELAND                              512   356   46

2004   University of Nevada                                                 Hilton-Flamingo; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA               221    177   38

2003   European Business School                                       Marriott; Frankfurt, GERMAN                                     212    147   35

2002   Peking University                                                       Fragrant Hill Hotel; Beijing, CHINA                           922    212    37

2001  California State University, Los Angeles                  Westin; Los Angeles; California, USA                         172    148    33

2000   DePaul University                                                      Palmer House-Hilton; Chicago, Illinois, USA             164    151    38

1999   Istanbul Bilgi University                                            Marmara Hotel; Istanbul, TURKEY                              162    144   35

1998   Monterey Institute of Technology                            Crowne Plaza Hotel' Mexico City - MEXICO            221    161   32

1997   School of Business-Concordia Univ.                        Park Hotel; Montreal, CANADA                                 122    120    31

1996   University of Hawaii                                                  Hilton Hawaiian Village; Honolulu, HI, USA               131    108     27

1995   School of Business -San Diego State University     Hilton Hotel; San Diego, CA - USA                            226    149    26

1994   Monterey Institute of International Studies            Doubletree Hotel; Monterey, CA - USA                    112     108    22




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