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Call for Papers: Fintech, Social Finance, and Financial Stability

Fintech, Social Finance, and Financial Stability
Asian Development Bank Institute, The School of Management and Economics and Shenzhen Finance Institute, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Journal of Financial Markets
Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China
11–12 December 2018

Technology-enabled innovation in financial services (fintech) is developing rapidly, presenting opportunities for financial inclusion and risks to financial stability that should concern policy makers and regulators. Fintech is reshaping certain areas of financial services and weakening the profitability of banking. Policy makers need to assess the adequacy of their regulatory frameworks as the adoption of fintech increases, to harness its benefits while mitigating risks to financial stability. It is also important to understand how the business models of existing financial institutions and the market structure are changing in response to these developments.

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI); the School of Management and Economics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK Shenzhen); and the Shenzhen Finance Institute (SFI) are sponsoring a conference on fintech, social finance, and financial stability in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China, on 11–12 December 2018.

The conference aims to stimulate research ideas among academic researchers and policy makers around the world. In particular, it will provide a framework for future analysis and monitoring to ensure a strong, sustainable, and resilient financial system as innovations in financial services evolve.

ADBI will cover registration, flight, and hotel costs for one presenter of every accepted paper, who must be a citizen of an ADB member country. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for circulation as ADBI working papers, for dual submission to the Journal of Financial Markets (JFM), or for publication as part of a book.

Dual submission to the JFM. When the authors submit their paper, they may indicate that they also want to submit it to the JFM. At the discretion of the JFM editors—Tarun Chordia, Paolo Pasquariello, and Gideon Saar—papers may be invited for submission to the JFM. Authors of an invited paper will not have to pay submission fees but will go through the regular refereeing process. Even if a dually submitted paper is rejected, the authors may submit the same paper to the journal again through the regular submission process.

We welcome paper submissions in any field of fintech, particularly those related to the following topics:

  • fintech innovation and financial industry;
  • fintech and financing for households and small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • digital currency, cryptocurrency, and financial stability;
  • central bank and digital currency;
  • big data, AI (e.g., machine learning), and financial services;
  • peer-to-peer lending;
  • regtech and financial stability; and
  • fintech challenges for financial regulation.

Any other topics related to the conference theme may be considered.

Authors are invited to submit full papers together with brief bios to this page. Please indicate if you would also like to submit your paper to the JFM.


Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2018.

Papers will be selected by the organizing committee. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 15 October 2018.

Organizing Committee

  • Marlene Amstad, CUHK Shenzhen
  • Tarun Chordia, Emory University
  • Bihong Huang, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Peter Morgan, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Sayuri Shirai, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Bohui Zhang, CUHK Shenzhen