Chinese Capital Markets Conference
July 16-17, 2015
Asper Business School, the University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jay R. Ritter, University of Florida
Topic: TBD

Organisers and Guest Editors

  • Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
  • Alessandra Guariglia, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Wenxuan Hou, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
  • Zhenyu Wu, University of Manitoba Asper Business School, Canada


As an increasingly influential emerging country, China is aspiring to become one of the largest economies in the world. China’s impressive economic success so far is attracting the attention of academics, practitioners, and policy makers worldwide. The capital market is set to play a crucial role in China's development since the efficient allocation of financial resources is a key determinant of economic growth. Due to its unique institutional environment, China offers interesting research settings that are not available in Western developed economies and therefore provide new insights for the finance and accounting literature. The experience and challenges of the development of China’s capital market also have valuable policy implications for other emerging economies.

Following the success of the previous four successful conferences, the organizing committee will host the 5th Chinese Capital Markets Conference with The European Journal of Finance publishing a special issue of selected articles. The conference will be held in Winnipeg, Canada and is sponsored by the Canada Research Chair Program and the University of Manitoba. The committee invites submissions of high-quality and unpublished empirical research papers addressing contemporary issues related to the Chinese capital markets. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: corporate finance, asset pricing and valuation, corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, and market-based accounting research. We also welcome studies of other regions of Greater China (e.g. Hong Kong and Taiwan) as well as studies of other large emerging economies in the BRIC group (e.g. Brazil, Russia, and India) with implications for China. Studies on both publicly listed and privately held companies will be considered.

Paper Submission Procedure

In your submissions, please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for publication in the special issue of the European Journal of Finance (EJF). By submitting a paper, authors are certifying (a) that the submission is original, unpublished work, (b) that in whole or material part it is not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Papers will be externally blind reviewed according to standard journal policy. Interested authors should submit their papers in two PDF files: one with the name, affiliation, and contact information of the authors and one anonymous copy for blind review. The first page of the manuscript must contain the paper’s title and an abstract of 250 words, a set of key words and JEL codes. Please put "The 5th Chinese Capital Markets Conference" as the subject heading of the email.

  • Papers and enquiries are to be submitted to:
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Authors will be notified by April 30, 2015  
  • Conference dates: July 16-17, 2015  
  • Revise and resubmit process begins: August 30, 2015   
  • Notification of acceptance to Special Issue: Summer 2016 

About EJF

The European Journal of Finance publishes a full range of research into theoretical and empirical topics in finance. All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by two anonymous referees. As one of the top European-based finance journals, EJF is rated as grade 3 (out of a possible grade 4) by the UK’s Association of Business School (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide, and rated as grade A in the journal ratings list of Australian Business Deans Council. It is also included in Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).

About Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, as well as the 2010 Culture Capital of Canada. Locating near the longitudinal center of North America, Winnipeg is not only a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy, but also a city with a deep accumulation of history. In Winnipeg, people can experience world-class arts and celebrate a wide array of events such as concerts, parades, and fireworks. Examples of famous festivals hosted in Winnipeg are the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama.

More than just city life, Winnipeg also offers great outdoors. For instance, the sandy shoreline at Winnipeg Beach, where many exciting events are held each summer, is one of the best choices. Two helpful links are and In addition, visiting the Lake of Woods area is another good choice, and more information can be found at

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