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Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference: Behavioural Finance in Advanced and Emerging Markets, 14-15 June 2018, London

Conference call for papers from Review of Behavioral Finance

Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG), Queen Mary, University of London, UK and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets, USA

Keynote Speaker: Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (UCLA)

Organisers:Gulnur Muradoglu (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) and Ali M. Kutan (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA)

Venue: Queen Mary University of London   School of Business and Management   Francis Bancroft Building   Mile End Road, London, UK, E1 4NS

In this two-day meeting which is jointly organized by the Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG), Queen Mary, University of London, UK, and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets, USA, we will consider how the fields of behavioural finance, economic psychology, financial socio-analysis and other related areas can enhance our understanding of financial behaviours. Papers exploring any Behavioural Finance issue will be considered, but those related to the influence of sentiment and mood on the decision-making of individuals (e.g. consumption, saving, borrow, investing) and/or corporations (e.g. financing, investing, pay-out policy), and the implications of such for markets and economic policy, will be particularly welcomed.

As usual, we will consider papers in all areas of common concern to those working in behavioural finance and related areas. These include processes underlying the financial judgments and decisions involved in investing, trading, forecasting, risk assessment, asset valuations, acquisitions, IPOs, asset pricing bubbles, financial crises, and other financial behaviours. As well as such associated cognitive phenomena as overconfidence, framing, loss aversion, herding, optimism, biased information search, and the money illusion, we are equally interested in drawing on emotional and psychodynamic perspectives, group psychology, personality theory including narcissism and psychopathology, and narratology in the context of the role story telling plays in all financial activity. We seek contributions relating to these issues at the level of markets and institutions of various types, households, corporations, boards and other financially active groups, individual and institutional investors and traders.

We will have dedicated PhD sessions supported by ICAEW’s Charitable Trusts and a Practitioner’s Round Table.

Special Issue:
Accepted papers will be considered for a special issue of Review of Behavioral Finance and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) which will publish a selection of research presented at the conference. Further information about the submission process will be shared during the conference and emailed to the participants. EMFT will consider papers on emerging markets only.

Special issue journal websites:
Review of Behavioral Finance: 
Emerging Markets Finance and Trade:
Best Paper Awards:
Two best paper awards will be given for the papers presented at the conference.

  • Review of Behavioral Finance and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade will give a Best Quantitative Paper Award
  • and the Qualitative Research in Financial Markets will give a Best Qualitative Paper award. 


  • We invite you to submit extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers by the deadline of February 2nd 2018
  • The organizers will come back with a decision within two weeks after this deadline.
  • To submit a paper or extended abstract for consideration please email a PDF version of the manuscript to: [email protected]