The conference is aimed at highlighting excellent research papers that contribute to the high-quality evidence base in areas of Finance, Banking, Accounting, and Financial Economics. Specific topic areas include, but are not limited to:

• Accountability and Regulation
• Asset Pricing and Financial Market Anomalies
• Banking and Financial Intermediation
• Behavioral Finance
• Bonds and Credit Markets
• Capital Structure and Cost of Capital
• Corporate Culture and Institutional Influences
• Corporate Finance and Governance
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Directors and Boardroom Practices
• Earnings Management and Reporting Quality
• Econometric Modeling of Asset Prices
• Energy and Environmental Economics
• Fintech, Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
• Financial Analysts and Firm Disclosure
• Household Finance and Microfinance
• Mergers and Acquisition
• Monetary Policy and Central Banking
• Private Debt and Equity Market
• Real Options
• Risk Management and Derivatives
• Role of Social Media and Big Data Analytics
• Shipping Finance ─ Maritime Markets ─ Commodity Trades and Finance


There will be special themed sessions on the changing role of corporate policies and governance, so papers in this area are particularly welcome. The conference will also accommodate poster sessions, with a limited number of presentation slots, offering the presenters an opportunity to discuss and explain their research in direct contact to the audience.