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

14 - 15 May 2014

Venue:  The Gateway Hotel, Durban, South Africa

The African Finance Journal and African Finance Association, in association with several academic institutions, will be hosting the 11th 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)
  • Prof. Ravinder Rena (University of the Western Cape)

The African Finance Journal is IBSS, Scopus, 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.

After the conference, authors are encouraged to submit their work to be considered for publication in the African Finance Journal. Certificate of participation will be issued to all authors. In addition to this, all abstracts will be published as conference proceedings. Summaries of research (without equations) can also be submitted to the Africagrowth Agenda (it is IBSS listed).


The Conference organizing committee includes: Professor Nicholas Biekpe (Conference Chair), 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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