Call for Papers

2021 Annual Emerging Financial Markets and Policy Conference
Sri Lanka Finance Association

June 26, 2021
Virtual Conference

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Emerging Financial Markets

Recent economic and financial disruptions due to the Coivd-19 pandemic have created an extremely challenging environment particularly for the governments and policy makers on how to respond to such disruptions and maintain resilience in their economies and financial systems. International trade and financial flows have almost reached a standstill. In this context, the Annual Conference on Emerging Financial Markets and Policies (EFMP 2021) with the theme of ‘Challenges and Opportunities Facing Emerging Financial Markets’ aims to provide a platform for academics, practitioners and policy makers for collaborating and for sharing their research and contemporary perspectives on the issues pertaining to finance in the context of Sri Lanka and emerging and frontier economies.

EFMP 2021

The 2021 inaugural Emerging Financial Markets & Policy Conference organized by the Sri Lanka Finance Association will be held on June 26, 2021 as a virtual conference.

The conference welcomes research papers in all areas of finance focusing on emerging markets and economies. The areas of interest include Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking, International Finance, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Insurance, Public Finance, Financial and Monetary Economics, Economic and Financial Policy, Research Methods in Finance and related disciplines and special topics such as Microfinance, Islamic Finance, Financial Sector Development and Financial Regulation.

Papers are invited from all researchers including academics, policy makers as well as graduate students from Sri Lanka and worldwide, particularly from emerging and frontier economies.

You are invited to submit your research papers (full papers or extended abstract) to be considered for presentation at the conference.

Publication Opportunities

The authors have the option to publish the papers in print and electronic conference proceedings. In addition, authors have the opportunity to submit the papers accepted for the conference for publication in the to the Journal of Emerging Financial Markets and Policy (JEFMP) which is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to emerging and frontier financial markets and economies.

Submission Guidelines

Please to see detailed paper submission guidelines.

The submission deadline is May 04, 2021. (Please note that submissions to the EFMP 2021 Conference are now closed. We continue to accept submissions to the Journal of Emerging Financial Markets and Policy.  If you are interested, please contact the editor at [email protected])

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by May 18, 2021.

Inquires

Please send any inquiries about the conference to:

Conference Coordinator

Dr. Manjula K. Wanniarachchige
Secretary (Conferences)
Sri Lanka Finance Association
University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
[email protected]

Conference Co-chairs

Prof. Lloyd Blenman
Department of Finance
Belk College of Business
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
USA
Email: [email protected]

Senior Prof. D. B. P. H. Dissabandara
Department of Finance
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Athula Ekanayaka
Department of Business Finance
Faculty of Management
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Thadavillil Jithendranathan
Department of Finance
Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, USA
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Lalith P. Samarakoon
Department of Finance
Opus College of Business
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, USA
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Fangjun Wang
Department of Accounting and Finance
School of Management
Xi’an Jiaotong University
China
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Suzuki Yasushi
College of International Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Japan
Email: [email protected]

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Contact

Sri Lanka Finance Association
Department of Finance
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka