3rd Conference on financial markets and corporate governance

Thursday 12 April - Friday 13 April, 2012


PhD Symposium 

Wednesday 11 April 2012


RACV Club, Melbourne, Australia

Program |  Accommodation | Keynote speakers | Submit paper for conference | Submit proposal or paper for symposiumExecutive Committee | PhD Symposium | Venue


Register for the conference online by clicking here

(All fees includes GST)                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Early Bird Fee (payment received before 28  Feb 2012)
  PhD Students Academic Staff Practitioners

Members  of PhD Symposium Committee and  Academic Staff

Conference including PhD symposium A$600 A$700 A$900 A$600
Conference excluding PhD symposium  A$500 A$600 A$800 A$600
PhD symposium only A$200     Free
Full Fee (payment received after 28  Feb 2012)
Conference including PhD symposium A$650 A$800 A$1000 A$660
Conference excluding PhD symposium  A$550 A$660 A$900 A$660
PhD symposium only A$250     Free


Call for papers

The La Trobe Business School (Department of Finance and Department of Accounting) in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (School of Economics and Finance), the Victoria University of Wellington (School of Accounting and Commercial Law), the Macquarie University (Departments of Accounting and Corporate Governance, and Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies), the Curtin University (Department of Finance and Banking), the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, and the journal - Corporate Governance: An International Review invite academics and research students to submit papers for consideration of presentation at the 3rd Conference on Financial Markets and  Corporate Governance. The conference will be held at the exclusive RACV club, which is conveniently located close to Melbourne's famous shopping lanes. 

Paper submissions for conference academic session: 5 January 2012
Research proposal (abstract) submission for PhD Symposium: 15 December 2011

Conference: 6 best paper awards (A$1,000 each) and 6 Runner-up awards (A$500 each) More information 
PhD Symposium: 5 best research proposal awards ($500 each) More information


The highlight of the conference will be the recognition of Professor Philip Brown's significant contribution to capital market-based research in Accounting and Finance. 

The broad themes embedded in this international conference include: 

• Accounting Disclosure Practices
• Accounting Information 
• Asset Pricing
• Banking
• Behavioural Finance
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
• Derivatives
• Earnings Quality
• Emerging Markets
• Financial Markets
• Financial Reporting
• Funds Management
• Investments
• Market Microstructure 
• Quantitative Finance
• Risk Management
• Sustainable/Socially responsible Investments

Keynote speakers

Professor Renee Adams (University of Queensland)

Renee has published in top tier accounting and finance journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Professor Douglas Foster (Australian National University)

Doug has published in top tier finance journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professor Bruce Grundy (University of Melbourne)

Bruce has published in top tier finance journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professor Ferdinand A. Gul (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia)

Ferdinand has published in top tier accounting and finance journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organization and Society and Journal of Financial Economics. 

Professor John S. Howe (University of Missouri)

John has published in top tier accounting and finance journals including Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 

Conference Awards

There will be best paper ($1,000 each) and runner-up awards ($500 each) for each area listed below:

(a) Well developed papers from PhD students (not co-authored with supervisors)
Sponsor: School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington

(b) Accounting Stream
Sponsor: Accounting Discipline, La Trobe University

(c) Asset Pricing/Emerging Markets /Financial Markets/Market Microstructure
Sponsor: Department of Finance and Banking, Curtin University

(d) Banking/Behavioural Finance/Corporate Finance/ Financial Economics
Sponsor: Finance Discipline, La Trobe University

(e) Corporate Governance/Social Responsibility
Sponsor: Departments of Accounting and Corporate Governance, and Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University

(f) Funds Management/ Derivatives/Risk Management/Quantitative Finance
Sponsor: School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology 

Selection of Award– Blind review 2 stages 

Stage 1

Papers will be shortlisted at the initial stage by 31 January 2012 and notified to contact author(s). 

Stage 2

Authors of shortlisted papers should submit their final (blind) version of the paper on or before 28 February 2012 with their registration fees. Each shortlisted paper will be assessed by the panel of three experts of the program committee. 

PhD Symposium Awards

Sponsor: School of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology

There will be 5 best Research Proposal ($500 each) awards in the following streams.

(a) Accounting Information/Accounting Disclosure Practices/Financial Reporting

(b) Asset Pricing/Emerging Markets /Financial Markets/Market Microstructure

(c) Banking/Behavioural Finance/Corporate Finance/Financial Economics

(d) Corporate Governance/Social Responsibility

(e) Funds Management/Risk Management/Quantitative Finance 

Paper submission

Submit paper for the conference

All submissions for the Conference Academic Session MUST be submitted via this link only:       


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You will need to submit two copies of your paper in pdf format; one with authors information on it and the other without. Please indicate at the time of submission if you would like your paper to be considered for one of the awards. You can choose only one Award category.

The conference will only consider completed papers. If your paper is accepted, you are expected to act as chair/or discussant in your field of research. SSRN will create conference proceedings for this conference. Optional inclusion in conference proceedings - preference must be specified during the online paper submission process. Only one presentation may be made per person. If you have submitted more than one paper please ensure that should this paper be accepted by the selection committee for presentation, a co-author is available and willing to present the paper at the conference. 


The deadline for submitting papers, consideration for awards is 15 December 2011. Contributors must follow the submission procedure outlined on the website. Authors who wish to be considered for prizes must specify so upon initial submission in accordance with instructions on the conference website. Acceptance of papers will be notified around 31 January 2012. 

Submit Proposal or Paper for the PhD Symposium

PhD research proposal submission

Abstract of the PhD proposal in pdf format MUST be sent by email to fcgc@latrobe.edu.au on or before 5 January 2012. Students will be notified around 15 January 2012 of acceptance of their proposal.

PhD students who want to be considered for the BEST PROPOSAL AWARD should submit the final (complete) version of their proposal on or before 15 February 2012 by email to fcgc@latrobe.edu.au and register for the PhD symposium (link for registration will be provided later).

The deadline for submission of the final (complete) version of their proposal and registration for those students not aiming for the award is 15 March 2012.  

Major sponsors

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Prize sponsors

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Further information

Dr Balasingham Balachandran
Associate Professor and Conference Chair
E: fcgc@latrobe.edu.au
T: (+61 3) 9479 3100
F: (+61 3) 9479 3144