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Finance, Property, Technology and the Economy Conference


2–3 December, 2019


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

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The pace at which technology is affecting global markets is both rapid and accelerating. Rapid technological changes are impacting governments, policy makers and investors with greater frequency in an increasingly interconnected world. FinTech has been recognised as a major disruptor in major financial markets.  Within the broad theme of “Finance, property, technology and the economy”, the conference will include research papers on the various areas of finance being influenced by the introduction of new technological innovations. These include asset pricing, corporate finance, market microstructure, capital markets, financial inclusion, property markets, international finance and behavioural finance.

Keynote speakers and distinguished scholars (in no particular order)

Robert Faff is Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland Business School and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and serves as Associate Editor of several journals including Abacus and Australian Journal of Management. He has published extensively in empirical research and secured 14 Australian Research Council grants.

Tom Smith is the Professor and head of applied finance department of Macquarie University. Tom is widely published in the areas of Environmental Finance, Asset Pricing Theory and Tests, Design of Markets – Market Microstructure, and Derivatives. He is currently the editor of the Accounting and Finance Journal.

Talis Putnins is a Professor in the Finance Discipline Group at University of Technology, Sydney and a member of the Quantitative Finance Research Centre. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, and Experimental Economics.

Ramkishen S. Rajan is Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has been a Visiting Fellow at various regional research institutes such as Asian Development Bank Institute, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research He has been a consultant with the APEC Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, Development Bank of Singapore, UN-ESCAP and the World Bank and has published widely in the areas of Asian monetary and financial regionalism, Exchange rate regimes and effects, Financial development and financing for development, Foreign direct investment and other financial flows.

ONG Seow Eng is Professor of real estate finance, National University of Singapore and sits on the editorial board of nine international real estate journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Property Research and Journal of Housing Research, and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Financial Management and Urban Studies.

Chyi Lin Lee is an Associate Professor of property at the University of New South Wales. His research has been published in leading property journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Housing Studies, Habitat International, Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, and the Journal of Property Investment and Finance.

Key Dates

Closing date for paper submissions 1 October 2019
Notification of acceptance 15 October 2019
Early registration deadline for accepted authors 1 November 2019

Conference Contacts


Prof. Chandra Krishnamurti -

Dr Rajabrata Banerjee -

Dr Reza Bradrania -

A/Prof. Tony Cavoli -

Dr Hyunbum Cho -

Administrative contact:

Liz Allan -

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