The 28th Annual
Global Finance  Conference

[Virtual]

27-29 May, 2021  |  Virtual
Remote Synchronous (live streaming)
and Asynchronous (pre-recorded) Delivery
Extended Submission Deadline: March 7, 2021

After extensive deliberation, the Executive Board of the Global Finance Association reached a decision to hold the 28th Annual Global Finance Conference remotely.  This decision was painful, but it was made due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel restrictions, potential budgetary constraints in the aftermath of the pandemic, and safety of the participants.  GFC draws a significant number of researchers, academicians, and policy makers from all over the world.  International travel restrictions, in particular, outweighed the lingering uncertainty of vaccine availability and other factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor H. Kent Baker of American University and Professor Lemma Senbet of the University of Maryland are the Keynote Speakers. The title of his speech would be "The Dividend Puzzle Revisited.”

 

The theme of the conference is “A Time Like No Other”.  While papers in a wide range of disciplines are welcome, special focus is on our current trying times that have ushered us into significant changes. 

Though GFC-2021 is to be held remotely, it will be conducted in the same spirit as it was undertaken in its past 26 face-to-face meetings.  The only exception is the delivery mode of the presentations that are expected to take place virtually either synchronously or asynchronously.  The synchronous (live streaming) delivery mode is optional for all participants.  The asynchronous (prerecorded) mode is intended to overcome IT constraints, if any, and account for time-zone differences globally.  The formal hours of the sessions adhere to the USA Pacific-Time zone.  These will be further elaborated on in the presentation guidelines as we approach the conference dates. To avoid any mishaps, all authors are expected to submit prerecorded video(s) that will be available during the conference dates and thereafter.

 

The hub of the conference is in its birthplace, Fresno, USA. Professor M. Shahrokhi of California State University, Fresno, and Professor A. M. Parhizgari of Florida International University, Miami, FL, shall serve as the Program Co-Chairs. 

 

The theme of the conference is “A Time Like No Other”.  While papers in a wide range of disciplines are welcome, special focus is on our current trying times that have ushered us into significant changes.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 Professor H. Kent Baker
American University 
 Professor Lemma Senbet
University of Maryland 
 

28th Annual GFC

Call For Papers & Proposals
Extended Deadline: March 7, 2021

Papers/proposals in these categories are solicited:
 

  1. Competitive Papers: Completed by the deadline; considered for the Best Paper Awards.

  2. Work-in-Progress: Abstract by March 7, 2021 and completed paper by May 21, 2021.

  3. Proposal for Panel Discussion, Workshops, and Tutorials.

  4. Doctoral Students’ Papers:  One of the top awards is reserved for this category.

     

Please submit your paper/proposal electronically via the Global Finance Conference website <www.glofin.org/submit>. To preserve anonymity in the reviewing process, the first page of the paper shall contain: title of the paper, track identification number (please see the topics below), and all the information on the author(s), including identification of the corresponding and presenting author.  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 through a double-blind review process. 


Authors of accepted papers may submit a two-page detailed abstract for the 2021 GFC e-Proceedings.  The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference will be awarded on a competitive basis, and their papers may be considered for publication consideration in a Special Issue of the Global Finance Journal.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Global Finance Association-Conference

California State University-Fresno, CA USA 93740
shahrokhi@glofin.org

Topics
(Track Identification)
  1. Covid-19 Pandemic/Impacts/Consequences.

  2. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking

  3. B-Corp. and B-Certification

  4. Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

  5. BRICS, Emerging Markets, and other Up and Coming Economies

  6. Corporate Governance, Social Responsibilities, Sustainability,

  7. Country Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance

  8. Global Financial Economics Issues

  9. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation

  10. Derivatives/Financial Engineering

  11. E-Business//M-Finance/Social Media and Financial Services

  12. E-Learning-Education–Synchronous & Asynchronous Delivery, Best Practices

  13. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital /Health Insurance under Covid-19

  14. Ethics/Legal/Regulatory and Taxation Issues

  15. Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation

  16. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics

  17. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances, Inequality & Sustainability

  18. Global Stimuli – Impacts – Pros & Cons

  19. IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization

  20. Islamic Finance, Interest-Free Banking & Other Alternative Investing/Finance

  21. Market Behavior Efficiency/Inefficiency

  22. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs

  23. Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment

  24. Shareholders vs Stockholders Value Maximization

  25. Valuation/Pricing.

 
 

Committee

Executive Committee

K.C. Chen

Huifang Cheng

Ali Fatemi

Michael Frenkel

Ehsan Nikbakht

A. M. Parhizgari

Manuchehr Shahrokhi​

California State University - Fresno, CA, USA

Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, CHINA

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

WHU Koblenz, GERMANY

Hofstra University, N.Y., USA

Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

California State University – Fresno, CA, USA

Program Committee

Reena Aggarwal

Christian Andres

Manuel J.R. Armada

Ted Azarmi

Recep Bildik

Rita Biswas

Bulent Aybar

Sabri Boubaker

Alejanda Cabello

Rosita Chang

Ephraim Clark

Rudy De Winne

Kevin Daly

Krishnan Dandapani

Meghana Ayyagari

Maria De Boyrie

Ahmed Elshahat

Jocelyn Evans

Robert Faff

Antonio Figueiredo

Iraj Fooladi

Pei Changhong

James E. Owers

Can (John) Inci

Shahriar Khaksari

Fredj Jawadi

Mezinae Lasfer

Edward Lawrence

Ricardo Leal

Ivelina Pavlova-Stout

Wael Louhichi

Liu Hong Zhong

Arvind Mahajan

Sushanta Mallick

Guido Max MANTOVANI

Jennifer Miele

Franck Moraux

Edgar Ortiz

Maria Pacurar

Chaiyuth Padungsaksawasdi

Karim Pakravan

Sunil S. Poshakwale

Ghon Rhee

Igor P. Rivera

Irum Saba

Yochanan Shachmurove

John Shutt

Andrew C. Spieler

Georgetown University, Wash. DC, USA

WHU Koblenz – GERMANY

University of Minho – Braga, PORTUGAL

University of Tübingen – GERMANY

Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange, TURKEY

State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA

Southern New Hampshire University

Champagne School of Management, FRANCE

UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO

University of Hawaii – USA

Middlesex University London, UK

Louvain School of Management, BELGIUM

University of Western Sydney – AUSTRALIA

Florida International University – USA

George Washington Univ.

New Mexico State University, NM, USA

University of Pittsburgh. USA

College of Charleston, VA, USA

The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA

Dalhousie University – CANADA

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, CHINA

Georgia State University, USA

Bryant University – USA

Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA

University of Evry, FRANCE

Cass Business School, UK

Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

COPEAD, Rio, BRAZIL

University of Houston-Clear Lake. USA.

ESSCA, Paris, FRANCE

Fudan University, CHINA

Texas A&M University – USA

Queen Mary University of London, UK

University of Venice & Monaco, ITALY

California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

University of Rennes 1, FRANCE

UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO

Dalhousie University, CANADA

Thammasat University, Bangkok. THAILAND

DePaul University, Chicago, USA

Cranfield University – UK

University of Hawaii – USA

ITESM – Mexico City, MEXICO

IBA Karachi, PAKISTAN

City University of New York – CUNY – USA

Leeds Beckett University – UK

Hofstra University – USA

Lorne Switzer

Adam Szyszka

Amine Tarazi

Yiuman Tse

Gautam Vora

Harry Xia

Li Xindan

Demir Yener

Yeomin Yoon

Burcin Yotoglu

Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA

Warsaw School of Economics – POLAND

Université de Limoges – FRANCE

University of Missouri – USA

University of New Mexico – USA

California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

NanJing University, CHINA

Johns Hopkins University, Wash, DC, USA

Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA

WHU Koblenz, GERMANY

 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Global Finance Association-Conference

California State University-Fresno, CA USA 93740
shahrokhi@glofin.org

 

Past Events

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VENUE-LOCATION - DATES

 

Hangzhou, China - May 18-2020 - CHINA*

 

Zagreb, Croatia - June 5-7, 2019 - CROAIA

 

Paris, France - July 3-5, 2018 - FRANCE

 

Hempstead, NY - May 4-6, 2017, USA

 

Fresno, CA, USA - April 21-23, 2016 - USA

 

Hyatt Hotel-Hangzhou, Zhejiang - CHINA

 

J.W. Marriott Hotel, Dubai,2014 - UAE

 

Monterey Bay, CA, May 20-22, 2013 - USA

 

Palmer House-Hilton; Chicago, IL, USA

 

Siam Kempinski Hotel; Bangkok, THAILAND

 

Poznan University of Economics; POLAND

 

Hilton Hawaiian Village; Honolulu, HI- USA

 

Hyatt Hotel; Hangzhou, CHINA

 

Crown Promenade; Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

Sofitel Hotel; Rio de Janiro, BRAZIL

 

Trinity College; Dublin, IRELAND

 

Hilton-Flamingo; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

Marriott; Frankfurt, GERMAN

 

Fragrant Hill Hotel; Beijing, CHINA

 

Westin; Los Angeles; California, USA

 

Palmer House-Hilton; Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Marmara Hotel; Istanbul, TURKEY

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel' Mexico City - MEXICO

 

Park Hotel; Montreal, CANADA

 

Hilton Hawaiian Village; Honolulu, HI, USA

 

Hilton Hotel; San Diego, CA - USA

 

Doubletree Hotel; Monterey, CA - USA

Participants

 

 CANCELLED

255

246

176

122

147

 

133

 

174

 

148

226

 

273

 

156

 

435

 

288

 

246

 

512

 

221

 

212

 

922

 

172

 

164

 

162

 

221

 

122

 

131

 

226

 

112

Institutions

DUE TO

139
 

156

 

144

108

126

 

112

 

166

 

129

 

182

 

217

 

140

334

 

220

201

 

356

 

177

 

147

 

212

 

148

 

151

 

144

 

161

 

120

 

108

 

149

 

108

Countries

COVID -19

41
 

47

 

45

36

 

35

 

41

 

38

 

36

 

37

 

40

 

32

 

41

 

43

 

44

 

46

 

38

 

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