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9th Applied Financial Modelling Online Conference

9th Applied Financial Modelling Online Conference

Topic: Economic Modelling, Energy and Environment

University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong, China, July 17-18, 2020 

Call for Papers

The Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association and the University of Jinan are jointly organizing the 9th Applied Financial Modelling Conference. Applied financial modelling has been aided by developments in applied econometrics. The proposed conference aims to bring together cutting-edge research on applied financial modelling that makes use of econometric techniques and/or that draws implications for investors and policymakers. Papers on all financial economics topics, such as derivatives, risk management, commodity markets, energy finance, environmental finance, international trade, new financial instruments, hedging strategies and portfolio maximisation, forecasting asset returns, forecasting volatility and risk premia, credit risk modelling, exchange rate modelling, and modelling of high frequency data, among others, are welcome.


Guanghong Li (University of Jinan)

Genfu Feng(Xi’an Jiaotong University)

Suling Feng (University of Jinan)

Chun-Ping Chang (Shih Chien University)

Shoufeng Zhang (University of Jinan)

Jintian Ge (University of Jinan)

Xuemei Yuan (University of Jinan)

Yue Wang (University of Jinan)

Yu Hao (Beijing Institute of Technology)

Ke Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology)

Yue-Jun Zhang (Hunan University)

Susan Sharma (Deakin University)

Dinh Phan (Latrobe University)


May 22, 2020: Due date for paper submission. 

May 28, 2020: Final decision on submissions. 

June 21, 2020: Registration deadline. 

Authors are invited to submit their research papers (in English) in word version to the following address: At this site, authors will need to register by creating an account. A copy of the paper should also be sent by email at


Professor Paresh Narayan, Deakin University


Conference registration fee is US$350


The conference committee welcomes proposals from academics and policy-makers for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email to by March 13, 2020.


Selected papers presented in the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the Economic Modelling (EM) and Journals of Asian Economics (JAE). Note that the acceptance of a paper is not a guarantee of publication by the EM or JAE. All selected papers will go through the journal's blind review process.


University of Jinan is a key and comprehensive university in Shandong Province and is also entitled a distinctive institution of higher learning which is committed to producing applied-talented students. Enrolling students from all over China, it offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs and enjoys the right to recommend postgraduates exempting admission examinations.

Business School of UJN was combined by Management School and Economic School in December, 2015. The school now has 214 full-time teachers89 teachers with doctorates, including 33 professors, 89 vice-professors, and 7 doctoral supervisors. There are over 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students.

The school has 6 master’s degree programs, namely Applied Economics, Business Administration, Management Science & Engineering, Accounting, Finance and Logistics Engineering. We have 12 undergraduate programs - Economics, Finance, Investment, International Economics & Trade, Accounting, Business Management, Marketing, Financial Management, Information Management & System Program, Electronic Commerce, Project Management, and Standardization Engineer. Some of these programs are available for international students, including 4 master’s degree programs in Applied Economics, Business Administration, Logistics Engineering and Management Science & Engineering, and 4 bachelor’s programs in International Economics & Trade, Finance, Hospitality Management, and Electronic Commerce.

The school has 6 national and provincial research platforms of Patent Navigation Research and Extension Center of China's State Intellectual Property Office, Shandong Urban Development Institute, Globalization and Transnational Operation Research Center, Shandong Logistics Development Research Center, Shandong Regional Soft Power and Regional Development Soft Science Research Center, and Capital Market Innovation and Development Center of Provincial-level Collaborative.Ultimately, we strive to enhance the employability of our students and inspire future leaders to become socially responsible global citizens.

If you have questions, please contact us via email:


We look forward to meeting you in Jinan, China.


Best regards,

The Organizing Committee