Antai College of Economics and Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The China Finance Review International will organize the fourteenth Annual China Finance Review International Conference (2021CFRIC) on November 27th, 2021 in Shanghai, China. The conference will be a hybrid one with both on-site and online sessions. We sincerely welcome you to join us in Shanghai, in case you could not come in person due to COVID travel restrictions, please join the conference online.

The conference is sponsored by the Shanghai Financial Engineering Association, the China Young Finance Scholars Society and Shanghai Institute of International Finance and Economic. CFRIC aims to stimulate research ideas among academic researchers, to improve communications between the academic and other research communities and policymakers and operational decision-makers at financial institutions. It provides a high-quality academic exchange platform, where finance scholars and practitioners worldwide can share their in-depth research on important financial issues and exchange ideas on new developments in finance research, with the ultimate goal of stimulating new development in finance and encouraging financial innovations in emerging markets and developed economies.

Conference Topics

Papers in all areas of finance are welcome. The conference follows the format of international research conferences. We have both English and Chinese sessions. Potential research topics include but are not limited to the following:

          Asset Pricing

          Financial intermediation


          Corporate finance

          Fintech and financial innovations

          Financial econometrics

          International finance

          Market microstructure

          Macro finance

          Household and personal finance

          Behavioral finance

          Risk management and insurance

Submission & Notification

Paper Submission Deadline is Sep 20th, 2021

Interested authors should register an account via our submission website:https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/CFRIC2021/. For detailed submission instructions, please refer to: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/docs/help/author/author-submission-form.html. Both completed papers and early drafts with innovative ideas related to the theme topics are encouraged. Chinese submissions are welcome, as there will be Chinese sessions.

Please submit your paper in a complete PDF version (including author information on page 1 and the main text from page 2) in the system. Papers will be anonymously reviewed by multiple members of the Program Committee. Authors of accepted papers are expected to be available to serve as session chairs or discussants.

Email notification is expected to be sent to the submitting author by Oct 20th, 2021.

Dual Submission To CFRI

Papers presented at the conference can be considered by the China Finance Review International (CFRI) (CiteScore: 2.0) founded by the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The standard review processes of the respective journals will be followed.


Dual submission option: please make an option during your submission to indicate if you would like to have your paper considered (no extra fee) for the publication of CFRI. Journal submissions will be independent from submissions to the conference. However, papers under consideration after the dual submission option cannot be under consideration at any other journal.


China Finance Review International is a Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) journal and indexed in Scopus since 2016. Currently, the journal has a mocking impact factor of 1.93, which is the equivalent of a Q2 journal in Web of Science. It is also listed in key journals’ ranking lists, such as The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide (2015, 2018 and 2021), The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List and FMS Journal Rating Guide (ranked 34/78, Finance). The journal operates a double-blind peer review system.

  • Geert Bekaert

    Geert Bekaert

    Professor of Business, Columbia University Business School

  • Josef Zechner

    Josef Zechner

    Professor of Finance and Investments at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • David McLean

    David McLean

    William G. Droms Chair Professor of Finance at Georgetown University

  • Aleh Tsyvinski

    Aleh Tsyvinski

    Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University

  • Michael A. Goldstein

    Michael A. Goldstein

    Professor of Finance and Donald P. Babson Chair in Applied Investments

  • Debarshi K Nandy

    Debarshi K Nandy

    Professor of Global Finance in the Brandeis International Business School

  • Evgeny Lyandres

    Evgeny Lyandres

    Professor of Finance and Head of Hogeg Blockchain Research Institute, Tel Aviv University

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