• World Finance Conference
    Mauritius, July 25th-27th,2018
    Organised jointly with the University of Technology, Mauritius

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
  • Date

    July 25th-27th, 2018







About the Conference


Program Proceeding online

Best papers awards

Prize: The award will be given annually at the World Finance Conference Annual meeting and will recognize up to three papers:

- The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

- The runner-up (recognized with a plaque)

- One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)

 Eligibility: The 5 papers included in the Best Paper Awards are the ones with the highest ranking in the initial blind review process.

Scoring System: 5 papers eligible for the Best Papers Award are very high quality papers, and we ask your help in selecting the best. For each paper we ask you to rank the papers from worst (1) to best (5) based on Originality, Technical Content, Relevenace of Contribution and Organization and Clarity.

Winners: The winners of the Best paper Awards are those with the combined highest number of votes from members of the Scientific and Program Committee. The total votes for each eligible papers will be presented to all the participants during the Annual Meeting of the World Finance Conference Presentation of the Awards. The winners will be announced at the Annual World Finance Conference.

Flow Effects of Central Bank Asset Purchases on Euro Area Sovereign Bond Yields: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
  • Roberto De Santis -  European Central Bank                 
  • Federic Holm-Hadulla - European Central Bank
  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
Macroeconomic Information and Information Transfer of Earnings Announcements: Evidence from U.S.-listed Non-U.S. Firms
  • Danqing Young    - Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Yashu Dong -  Shanghai University of Finance 
  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
Analyst Team Diversity and Analyst Performance
  • Xianjie He   -  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Oliver Rui  -  China Europe International   Business School (CEIBS)
  • Shan Wu   -  China Europe International   Business School (CEIBS)
  • July 25th-27th, 2018
  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel

Keynote Speakers

David Chambers

Cambridge Judge Business School - University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Chambers is Reader in Finance and a Keynes Fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in 2008 from the London School of Economics and was a post-doctoral fellow in economics at Oxford University from 2005-2008. His research interests span asset management and financial history and he has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Economic History, the Economic History Review and Explorations in Economic History as well as the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management. His research has been cited in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes and the Nikkei Shimbun and covered by the BBC and Bloomberg TV. He directs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Judge Business School, which conducts research into long-horizon investing. He also sits on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal. Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, Chambers worked for 20 years in investment banking at Barings, Hotchkis & Wiley and Merrill Lynch where he gained experience in asset management, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital in Europe, Japan and the United States. He sits on a number of investment committees in Cambridge and London.

Robert Faff

UQ Business School (Australia)

Robert Faff is Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the UQ Business School. He has an international reputation in empirical finance research: securing 14 Australian Research Council grants (funding exceeding $4 million); >300 refereed journal publications; career citations >10,500 (Google Scholar); and a h-index of 53 (Google Scholar). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Robert has supervised more than 30 PhD students to successful completion and examined 50 PhD dissertations. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest passion is "Pitching Research", now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide as exemplified by: (a) >10,900 SSRN downloads; (b) >230 pitching talks/events; (c) at 37 Australian universities; and (d) spanning 47 different countries. In addition, Robert is Editor-in-Chief of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and was the former Editor of Accounting and Finance (2002-2011).

Social activities

Conference Hotel


Venue Information

  • Le Meridien Ile Maurice Hotel
    Village Hall Lane, Pointe aux Piments, Maurícia

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