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Theme: Emerging Trends in Accounting, Finance and Economics
for Africa's Development

15-16 May 2013

Venue:  Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel, Durban, South Africa

As research and development in development accounting, finance and economics on Africa begins to world-wide recognition and support, there is the need for researchers to begin to identify ways and means of producing relevant research that can help put the continent in the right footing to compete with the rest of the world. The current “scramble for Africa” by major developed and emerging countries, including the BRIC countries, reinforces the continent’s relevance as a preferred destination for global commerce by governments and international institutions.  There is, therefore, the urgent need for researchers, with interest in Africa, to work together to produce relevant  research that can provide support to, government, investors,  financial and economic policy makers with  interest in the continent’s development.

The African Finance Journal and African Finance Association, in association with several academic institutions, will be hosting the 10th African Finance Journal Conference in Durban (South Africa). We wish to take this opportunity to invite you to submit an abstract or paper for presentations at the conference.  The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and/or applied research focusing on issues relevant to emerging trends in accounting, finance and economics which have special relevance to Africa’s development. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:

  • Emerging Stock Markets Research;
  • Microfinance;
  • Emerging Corporate Finance;
  • Commodities Markets Research;
  • Emerging Bond Markets Research;
  • Trade Finance;
  • Environmental Finance
  • Responsible Investment
  • Development Accounting
  • Development Economics
  • Emerging Banking Research;
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Issues in Africa;
  • SME Finance;
  • Issues on the Basel Accord;
  • FDI and Portfolio Investment in Africa;
  • Financial Risk Management in Emerging Markets;
  • Other areas of Development Finance and Economics
Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Kalu Ojah (Wits)
  • Dr. Mills Soko (Univ. of Cape Town)
  • Prof. Charles Adjasi (University of     Stellenbosch)
  • Prof.  Kwaku Opong (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr. O.O Othata (University of Bostwana)
  • Prof. Smile Dube (California State University, Sacramento)
  • Prof Eskandar Tooma (The American University in Cairo)
  • Dr. Kenneth Mwenda, (World Bank)
  • Dr. Rose Ngugi (University of Nairobi)
  • Prof. Joel Eita (Monash University)
  • Dr. Esman Nyamongo (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Maureen Were (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Adeleke Salami (African Development Bank)
  • Prof. Nicholas Biekpe (University of Cape Town & Africagrowth Institute)
  • Prof. Nicholas Odhiambo  (UNISA)
  • Prof. Joshua Abor (University of Ghana)
  • Prof. Matthew Ocran (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
  • Dr. John Mutenyo (Brookings Institute, USA)
  • Prof Sheriffdeen Tella (Olabisi Onabanjo University)
  • Prof Franklin Michello (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Dr. Christopher K. Kiptoo (Office of the Prime Minister, Kenya)
  • Prof. Paul Alagidede (Rhodes University)
  • Dr. Lucas Njoroge (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Roseline Misati (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Moses Sichei (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Anne Kamau (Central Bank of Kenya)
  • Dr. Moses Kiptui (KSMS Research Centre, Kenya)

The African Finance Journal is IBSS and Econlit listed and accredited by the South African governments and Department of Education for subsidy purpose. The Journal is affiliated to the African Finance Association.

All conference papers will be reviewed for possible publication in a special issue of the African Finance Journal.


The Conference organizing committee includes:  Professor Nicholas Biekpe (President), Dina Potgieter (Executive Manager)

All scientific questions to be addressed to Professor Biekpe:
Abstract, paper submission and all other questions:  Lydia le Roux:

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