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BELT & ROAD FORUM - The 5th International Energy Finance Conference 2020

Call for Papers

The Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association and the Xi’an University of Technology (XUT) are jointly organising the 4th Energy Finance conference. The conference will be held on September 26-27, 2020 at XUT, Xi’an, P. R. China. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss frontier research in all areas of finance related to energy markets, environment and green finance. Given the increasing role played by China in the global energy market, the conference also welcomes papers specifically on China.

The conference encourages submissions of topics that broadly cover the theme of energy finance from an extreme events perspective. Specific topics including but not limited to the following areas are specifically welcomed:
Role of energy prices in stability of financial markets due to extreme events;
Climate change and implications for energy pricing;
Natural disasters and energy finance infrastructure and insecurity;
Terrorism and energy finance infrastructure and insecurity;
Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of energy markets as a result of these extreme events;
Volatility modelling of energy prices and economic implications resulting from these extreme events;
The implications of extreme events on corporate social responsibility and green investment;
The implications of extreme events for portfolio optimization;
How extreme events have shaped the financialization of energy markets;
Extreme events and performance of clean energy investments;
Role of financial technology in energy market performance;
How extreme events have impacted risk management related to energy?
Financing, mergers & acquisitions in energy markets/industries as a result of extreme events;
Capital structure, privatization and funding of energy companies in light of extreme events;
Econometric/statistical analysis of energy markets in light of extreme events;
Regulation and taxation of energy and green industries as a result of extreme events;
Global and regional trade of energy products due to extreme events;
Forecasting energy demand and improving energy efficiency as a result of extreme events; and
Effective of trading strategies related to the energy markets faced with extreme events.

Narayan, Paresh (Deakin University)

August 10, 2020: Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission (PDF files).
August 20, 2020: Notification of acceptance.
September 15, 2020: Deadline for conference registration.
All abstracts/papers (draft papers are preferred and will be given priority) should be submitted by email to

Selected papers presented in the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the Energy Economics. If you wish your paper to be considered for publication in the Energy Economics, please indicate so in your email. Note that the acceptance of a paper is not a guarantee of publication by the Energy Economics. All selected papers will go through the journal's blind review process.

The conference committee welcomes proposals from academics and policy-makers for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email to or by August 10, 2020.

Batten, Jonathan (Monash University, Australia)
Narayan, Paresh (Deakin University, Australia)
Ibrahim, Mansor (INCEIF, Malaysia)
Choong, Chee Keong (UTAR, Malaysia)
Au Yong, Hui Nee (UTAR, Malaysia)
Tran, Vuong Thao (Monash University, Malaysia)
Narayan, Seema (RMIT University, Australia)
Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan)
Rath, Badri (IIT, Hyderabad, India)
Phan, Dinh (Taylor’s University, Malaysia)
Sharma, Susan (Deakin University, Australia)
Mishra, Vinod (Monash University, Australia)
Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah Mohd (INCEIF, Malaysia)
Hamid, Baharom Abdul (INCEIF, Malaysia) 
Thuraisamy, Kannan (Deakin University, Australia)
Reddy, Krishna (Waikato School of Management, New Zealand)
Singh, Baljeet (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
Ahmed, Huson (Deakin University, Australia)
Bannigidadmath, Deepa (Deakin University, Australia)
Hayat, Aziz (Deakin University, Australia)
Liu, Ruipeng (Deakin University, Australia)
Saba, Irum (IBA, Pakistan)
Wagner, Niklas (University of Passau, Germany)
P.K, Prabheesh (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)
Sukmana, Raditya (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia)
Feng, Gen-Fu (Xi’an Jiaotong University), Conference Co- Chair
Chang, Chun-Ping (Shih Chien University), Conference Co- Chair
Phan, Dinh (Taylor’s University), Conference Co-Chair
Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (Lahore University of Management Science), Conference Co- Chair
Wang, Ren-Zeng (South China University of Technology)
Yang, De-Yong (Beijing Technology and Business University)
Wang, Quan-Liang (Henan University of Economics and Law)
Tang, Xiao-Hua (Liaoning University)
Xiang, Guo-Cheng (Hunan University of Science and Technology)
Wang, Jun-Hao (Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics)
Dang, Xinghua (Xi’an University of Technology)
Hu, Haiqing (Xi’an University of Technology),
Hu, Wenxiu (Xi’an University of Technology)
Yang, Shuili (Xi’an University of Technology)
Yang, Yi (Xi’an University of Technology)
Wang, Wenli (Xi’an University of Technology)
Wang Junsheng (Xi’an University of Economics and Finance)
Li, Changying (Shandong University)
Wen, Jun (Xi’an Jiaotong University)
Chu, Yin (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law)
Niu, Shilei (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)
Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute)
Morgan, Peter (Asian Development Bank Institute)
Huang, Bihong (Asian Development Bank Institute)
Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad (Waseda University and Keio University)

REGISTRATION FEES (for the paper to be included in the programme): 
Registration fee (by September 15, 2020) is US$400

The conference will be hosted by the Xian University of Technology (Xian, China). The conference will be held on September 26-27, 2020 in Xian, P. R. China.

If you have questions, please contact us via email: or

We look forward to a successful online conference,
The Organizing Committee