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2017 Global Finance Conference - Hempstead, NY, USA





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The 24th Annual

Global Finance Conference
Hempstead, New York, USA - May 4-6, 2017
Call for Papers/Proposals
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 31, 2017 



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; California State Univ-Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA
Ehsan Nikbakht; Hofstra Univeristy, Hempstead, NY, USA
K.C. Chen; California State Univ - Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA 
Ali Fatemi; DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA
Anthony Herbst; University of Texas–El-Paso, El-Paso, TX, USA

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