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The University of North Carolina's Twenty-First Annual Tax Symposium
Call For Papers

XXVI International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance
Call For Papers

Announcement of the 3rd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award
Call For Books and Papers

New Economic School 25th Anniversary Conference
Call For Papers

The Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Call For Papers



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Call For Papers
The University of North Carolina's Twenty-First Annual Tax Symposium


April 20th & 21th 2018, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina is organizing its twenty-first annual tax symposium, designed to bring together leading tax scholars from economics, accounting, finance, law, political science, and related fields. The symposium will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, April 20-21, 2018, and will be sponsored by the KPMG Foundation and the UNC Tax Center. The goal is to bring together scholars from different areas who share a common interest in current tax research. Previous conferences have been very successful, and we anticipate the same this year.

PAPER DETAILS: Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group's discussion. Travel and lodging expenses for presenters will be reimbursed up to $500.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit an electronic PDF version of the paper no later than December 15, 2017 to: taxsymposium@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

We will select papers by January 31, 2018.

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Call For Papers
XXVI International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance


Dec, 14-16, 2017 - PALERMO (Sicily)

JOINTLY PROMOTED BY: University of Rome Tor Vergata, LUISS - Guido Carli, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Rome 3, LUMSA, Fordham University

December 14-16, 2017, LUMSA, Via Filippo Parlatore, 65 - 00145, Palermo, Italy

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Michele Bagella, Leonardo Becchetti, Rocco Ciciretti, Giorgio Di Giorgio, Giovanni Ferri, Franco Fiordelisi, Iftekhar Hasan, Francesco Nucci, Gustavo Piga

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Journal of Financial Stability

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: HALDANE Andrew G. (Bank of England), ROBOTTI Cesare (University of Georgia), WACHTEL Paul (University Stern School of Business)

TOPICS: Contributions on the following fields are welcome:
- Asset Pricing and Derivatives
- Banking
- Banking Regulation
- Capital Structure and Corporate Finance
- Commercial and Asset-based Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
- Exchange Rates
- Financial Development and Inclusive Growth in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (MBF-EMNES special session, see here for the special call)
- Financial Education
- Financial Stability
- Hedge Funds
- Insurance
- Microfinance and Economic Development
- Monetary Policy and Central Banking
- Financial Regulation and Supervision
- Relationship Banking
- Risk Management

Your contribution to the MBF 2017 Conference as a presenter, discussant or session chair is greatly appreciated. In addition to the regular sessions of academic research, the program will also include a Young Economist Session (YES).

REGISTRATION FEE: Conference fee for participants is Euro 250 (Euro 200 for the early bird), and it includes lunches and coffee breaks during the Conference. Doctoral students are eligible for a reduced Fee of Euro 100.
Participation to the Conference Gala Dinner is additional Euro 50.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper submission must follow the electronic procedure using the conference webpage (http://2017.mbf-rome.it/xxvi/login) by September 1, 2017.

Acceptance of papers by the Scientific Committee will be communicated to authors by September 25, 2017.

DEADLINES:
Early Bird Deadline (Euro 200): Fee payment deadline is October 2, 2017.
Regular Deadline (Euro 250): Fee payment deadline is October 23, 2015.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any additional information, please visit the website http://2017.mbf-rome.it/home or contact the organizing committee at: MBF2017@lumsa.it

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Call For Books and Papers
Announcement of the 3rd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award


To promote China-related research in financial economics, the Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation (SYESF) established the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award(SYFIA) in 2013. This award focus on innovative research works, which makes significant contribution to the prosperity and development of Chinese finance field. The SYFIA, in line with the principles of openness and fairness, is awarded every two years. The third round award competition opens in July 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: Books and papers, published during the period from January 1, 2012 to October 31,2017 are eligible for the Award. The main content should be conducive to Chinese financial reform and policy development, and innovative in financial theory and industry practice.

AWARDS COMMITTEE: Awards Committee Members are invited by the Board of SYESF, from academia, financial regulatory authorities, and financial industry.

The Board of SYESF entrusted Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research as the supporting academic organization, and the Office of Awards Committee resides in Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research.

REWARD DETAILS: The Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation will grant RMB 200,000 to Book Award winner and RMB 100,000 to Paper Award winner. The SYFIA will disburse the awards and certificates in mid-2018.

PROCEDURE:
1. Preliminary Review: The Awards Committee Office takes on the responsibility for preliminary procedural review;
2. Evaluation: The Awards Committee organize the external evaluation, works will be assigned to external experts randomly. For those finalists, the Awards Committee hold extensive deliberation and anonymous vote for the final awardee list;
3. Announcement: The final awardee list will be posted on the official websites of the SYESF and the National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University for one month;
4. Approval: The final awardee list will be submitted to the Board of SYESF for approval;
5. Award granting: The final awardees will be announced and presented at the award ceremony.

SUBMISSIONS: Applicants shall submit their works before December 31, 2017, including all appendices. Documents for the Book Award shall include:
1. A completed Application Form for the Third Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Book Award (Appendix 1);
2. Two reference letters (Appendix 3);
3. Three copies of book.

Please send all the documents to:

Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award Review Committee Office
PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
43 Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083

Documents for the Paper Award shall include:
1. A completed Application Form for the Third Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Paper Award (Appendix 2);
2. Two reference letters (Appendix 3);
3. Electronic version of the paper.

Please send all the documents in electronic format to: syffia@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn

All appendices can be found on the website: http://eng.pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn/NIFR/innovation1.html

There is no application fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tel: 010-6279 2735
E-mail: syffia@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn

Address:
Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Awards Committee Office
PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University
43 Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083

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Call For Papers
New Economic School 25th Anniversary Conference


New Economic School in Moscow is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The key event is an academic conference in economics and finance which will take place December 18-19, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

SPEAKERS: The keynote speakers are:
Philippe Aghion (Harvard University)
FranCois Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics)
Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
Andreu Mas-Collel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
GĂ©rard Roland (University of California, Berkeley)

New Economic School will provide three nights of accommodation in Moscow and visa support.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The submission site is http://conference.nes.ru/25th-anniversary-conference-2017

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 25conference@nes.ru

We would appreciate it if you could pass this Call for Papers on to other colleagues.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please, also see http://25anniversary.nes.ru/eng for all the anniversary events.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: 15 September 2017
Notifications of Paper Acceptance: 01 October 2017
Registration Ends: 15 October 2017

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Shlomo Weber Chair (New Economic School)
Mikhail Drugov Local Organizer (New Economic School)
Ruben Enikolopov (New Economic School and Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University)
Anna Mikusheva (MIT)
Anna Pavlova (London Business School)

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Call For Papers
The Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


The Technology Policy Institute solicits theory and empirical papers on all aspects of the economics and policy implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The papers will be presented and discussed at a conference in Washington, DC in Winter 2018 and submitted to a special issue of Information Economics and Policy.

TOPICS: Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- AI, privacy, and cybersecurity;
- Politics of setting decision-making parameters in machine-learning and AI algorithms;
- AI and credit availability;
- How AI may affect research across fields of study; and
- Distributional effects of AI, both within and across countries.

Contributions could also focus on the effects of AI on specific industries or markets, such as health care provision or medical devices, transportation and logistics, communications, or energy. Authors will receive an honorarium of $7500.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDUDRE: The deadline for submission is August 31, 2017. Please send proposed topics to Ashley Benjamin (abenjamin@techpolicyinstitute.org).

For questions about the suitability of a particular paper or topic, contact Scott Wallsten (swallsten@techpolicyinstitute).