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4–5 December, 2018


University of South Australia, City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia.

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Political factors have gained increasing importance to corporate financial managers and investors. Recent events such as Brexit, the election of President Trump, and events in the Asia-pacific have further increased uncertainty in financial markets and corporate financing.

The Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE) of the University of South Australia is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Conference on the theme “Politics, Stock Markets and the Economy”.

CAFE invites finance scholars, practitioners and research students to participate. The conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and regulators to present and showcase cutting-edge research in the fields of finance, accounting and economics related to the conference theme. There will be three types of presentations: high-quality research oriented by seasoned researchers; papers with a practitioner focus; and work done by emerging researchers (early career and doctoral students). The suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Brexit and its impact on financial markets, corporate financing, and investment activities
  • Potential trade wars and their impact on the flow of goods, capital flows, and financial markets
  • Uncertainty in government policies regarding sustainable investing and energy policy
  • Dramatic halt to the multi-year Chinese market performance
  • Impact of political factors on corporate investing and financing activities
  • Impact of political risk and policy uncertainty on stock markets

In addition, two practitioner forums will facilitate discussions on issues relevant to the conference theme, exploring the following questions: “How do investment managers deal with changes in political conditions and policy changes?” and “The impact of political factors affecting the financial planning and advising sector”.


Keynote Address

Professor Tarun Chordia, Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets

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Professor Tarun Chordia received his PhD in finance from the Anderson School, UCLA, in 1993. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for Citibank as a relationship and credit manager in the Financial Institutions Group. He was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University from 1993 to 2000. He joined the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2000.


Professor Chordia's research is grounded in both theory and empirical methods, and spans a diverse area of financial economics. He has received numerous awards for his research on empirical asset pricing and market microstructure. Professor Chordia has published extensively in the top finance journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Review of Financial Studies. He is currently the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Markets and a past associate editor of Review of Financial Studies. He has been on the program committee for the American Finance Association meetings, European Finance Association meetings, FIRS Conference, Finance Down Under Conference, NBER Market Microstructure group, Stern Microstructure Conference, the Utah Winter Finance Conference and the Western Finance Association meetings, and is a referee for numerous journals.


Publication Potential

Editors of the Journal of Financial Market editors may invite selected papers for submission. A selection of papers that focus on Asia-Pacific markets will be invited for submission to regular issues of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.  Recommended papers will go through normal review processes and are subject to the regular submission fee.


Submission Guidelines

Presentation papers must be submitted by email to by 1 October 2018.

Submissions should include two versions of the paper in pdf format, as follows:
i. A full paper with authors’ names. The title page must include the presentation title, authors’ names, a short abstract of about 100 words, and the presenting author's name, title, affiliation, and email address with the affiliation of all additional co-authors.
ii. A full paper without authors’ names.

Key Dates

Closing date for paper submissions 15 October 2018
Notification of acceptance 20 October 2018
Early Registration deadline for accepted authors 1 November 2018
Final Conference registration deadline 15 November 2018

Additional Information

Registration and fees

Registration Option Price       Deadline
Earlybird registration $400 1 November 2018
Earlybird registration PhD student $250 1 November 2018
Full registration $450 15 November 2018
Full registration PhD student $300 15 November 2018

Register here


Travel and Accomodation

Special conference rates will be available at the venues below. More information will be provided during registration.

 Holiday inn image  Intercontinental Hotel  Oaks Embassy

Holiday Inn Express

30 Blyth Street, Adelaide

Standard room $149 per night

2 Bedroom Apartment $239 per night

WIFI inclusive

Express breakfast included


North Terrace, Adelaide

King Superior Room $285 per night

King River Room $335 per night

WIFI inclusive

Oaks Embassy and Horizons

96/104 North Terrace, Adelaide

1 Bedroom Apartment $159 per night

2 Bedroom Apartment $239 per night

WIFI inclusive


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Conference Contacts

Conference Conveners:

Prof. Chandra Krishnamurti -

Dr Kartick Gupta -

Dr Reza Bradrania -

Administrative contact:

Helen Dinmore -