Thursday, November 26, 2015

Integration and Interconnectedness in Global Finance (Call for Papers for International Conference)

Integration and Interconnectedness in Global Finance:
Annual Conference of the Journal of Financial Regulation

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
24-25 June 2016, Hong Kong

The editors of the Journal of Financial Regulation invite submissions for the Journal's 2016 annual conference.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: One of the most striking trends within the global financial system over the past several decades has been the increasing degree of integration and interconnectedness. This trend has been driven by the promise of new markets, greater international risk sharing, lower macroeconomic volatility, and - perhaps most importantly - higher economic growth. Yet as painfully demonstrated by the global financial crisis of 2008, the subsequent European debt crisis, and the global volatility triggered most recently by developments in emerging markets and China, the theoretical promise of regional and global integration brings with it a number of potentially significant perils. These perils present important problems for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners in the field of financial regulation.

TOPICS: Against this backdrop, the editors of the Journal of Financial Regulation have selected "Integration and Interconnectedness in Global Finance" as the theme of the Journal's 2016 annual conference, with a particular emphasis on recent developments in Asia. This conference will seek to explore a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:
  • emerging risks to financial stability stemming from increasing integration and interconnectedness, particularly in Europe, Asia, and emerging markets;
  • the evolving role of international financial institutions, in particular the International Monetary Fund as international lenders of last resort;
  • the development, role, and effectiveness of regional institutions such as the European Systemic Risk Board, European Banking Union, and ASEAN in promoting financial stability;
  • the role of the Financial Stability Board, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and other international institutions in designing frameworks and promoting regulatory reform with the objective of promoting global financial stability;
  • the potential role, influence and political importance of the newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank;
  • the potential impact of the internationalization of the Renminbi;
  • how national authorities are approaching the challenges created by increasing integration and interconnectedness; and
  • the nature and structure of cooperation between national authorities responsible for financial regulation.
The conference organizers invite papers from scholars, policymakers, and practitioners on each of these topics, and on any other topic of relevance to the conference theme. The organizers encourage the submission of papers that examine these topics from an interdisciplinary, international and/or comparative perspective.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers, which should be submitted in English, should be submitted via email to Genevieve Helleringer at The subject line of the email should state "JFR Conference Submission". To facilitate blind review, names and other identifying information should be redacted from the submitted paper (but clearly identified in the message). Authors who wish to have their conference submission considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Regulation should also submit their paper via the ScholarOne link available on the journal's website:
     Deadline for submission of papers for the conference is 1 March 2016. Authors will be notified regarding whether their paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference by 30 April 2016.
     The Journal of Financial Regulation is a peer-reviewed journal. Papers selected for presentation at the conference are not guaranteed to be accepted for publication in the Journal, but will be offered a fast-track peer review process. Non-acceptance of the paper for the conference does not per se exclude a potential later consideration for publication in the journal through the regular submission procedure.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL REGULATION: The Journal of Financial Regulation is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to examining theoretical, policy, and practice-related issues in the area of financial regulation. The Journal seeks to publish world class scholarship which examines these issues from an interdisciplinary, international, and comparative perspective. The Journal is published by Oxford University Press. Further information about the Journal - including its contents, aims and objectives, submission process, and subscription details - is available on the Journal's website: To subscribe to our emailing list, please send a message to (subject: subscribe).
     The Journal of Financial Regulation is edited by: Dan Awrey, University of Oxford; Thierry Bonneau, University Paris II/Pantheon-Assas; Genevieve Helleringer, Essec Business School Paris-Singapore and University of Oxford; Georg Ringe, Copenhagen Business School and University of Oxford, and Marco Ventoruzzo, Bocconi University and Pennsylvania State School of Law.
     This 2016 conference is hosted by the Asian Institute of International Financial Law of the University of Hong Kong and co-organised with the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Centre for Banking & Finance Law of the National University of Singapore and the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia of Singapore Management University.


  1. the deadline for submission is March 1? In an earlier call for paper, the deadline mentioned was for april.

    1. Hi Uzma,
      Prof Arner says the deadline is 1 March 2016 but they would certainly consider late submissions.