33rd Australasian Finance Banking Conference (AFBC)

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CfP Deadline Date:
August 31, 2020

Conference Event:
December 15-17, 2020

Event Location:
Sydney, Australia Online Conference

Keynote speaker(s):

Asian Development Bank, and the UNSW’s Institute of Global Finance and School of Banking and Finance

This Special Issue aims to invite submissions of state-of-the-art, high-quality articles on topics related to The Way Forward for Banks during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond: Government and Central Bank Responses and Threats to the Global Banking Industry

It has been more than a decade since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) rocked the banking industry around the world, and another crisis based on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is upon us. The Covid-19 crisis has caused much more economic damage and brought about significantly greater government and central bank stimulus programs in the short run than the GFC, with the long-run consequences yet to be determined. While the economic and health damages of the new crisis are devastating, the new crisis has also provided an unprecedented quasi-natural experiment of a crisis that is not caused by problems in banking industry or capital markets and an unprecedented set of aggressive government and central bank programs to counter the crisis. The effects of the crisis and programs to deal with it offer a virtually unparalleled set of opportunities to learn what works and what does not in the banking industry. As was the case for the GFC, virtually any topic regarding the performance of the banking industry is affected, and there are many new experimental programs to test. We strongly encourage researchers to think creatively in research projects about the crisis and responses directly, as well as any other banking topics in this new environment.

We strongly encourage theoretical and empirical research on these issues to gain a better understanding of the impacts and implications of the Covid-19 crisis, the measures taken to deal with this crisis, and their interactions with more conventional banking issues, such as globalization and anti-globalization trends, competition between banks and shadow banks, competition, including financial technology (FinTech) firms, technological change, low and negative interest rates, prudential regulation, and other critical issues for the banking industry around the world to deal with in the years to come.

The sponsors of this special issue are the Asian Development Bank, the Institute of Global Finance and the School of Banking and Finance, UNSW, which organise the 33rd Australasian Finance Banking Conference-AFBC (Sydney, Australia 15 to 17 December 2020.)

Further Information:

Please submit using the article type: SI: Covid-19 Crisis within Global Banking.

Papers submitted to this Conference that focus on the themes of this special issue will initially be reviewed by the Guest Editors. They will decide which papers will proceed to review by two anonymous referees each. The General Editors of the Journal have oversight over the final set of papers accepted for publication.

Authors of the selected papers will hear the editorial outcomes of the first round of the refereeing process from the Journal of Banking and Finance’s Office prior to the actual date of the Conference (AFBC) on 15 December, 2020, regardless of whether they have also submitted their papers to this conference. There will be a few virtual sessions during the Conference in which the authors of those papers whose research works have been accepted for the refereeing process, will present their papers regardless of whether they plan to attend the conference. The intention is to finalize the refereeing process by mid 2021, and make this special issue ready for publication soon thereafter. The papers that may need more time for revision will be published in the regular issues of the JBF, provided that all the required revisions are satisfactorily completed. There will be specific instructions to the prospective authors who wish to submit their papers to this Conference and this special issue or who would only like their papers to be considered for the special issue of the JBF, without attending the Conference, on the website of the 33rd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference ( www.business.unsw.edu.au/afbc).

Link CfP:
Special Issue: The Way Forward for Banks during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond: Government and Central Bank Responses and Threats to the Global Banking Industry

Link Conference: Australasian Finance & Banking Conference