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CRYPTOCURRENCY RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2023

We are delighted to invite you to the 6th Cryptocurrency Research Conference (CRC2023), to be held on 28th and 29th of August 2023 at the International University of Monaco, Monaco.

This event will bring together an international group of academics conducting research in cryptofinance and related disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers to generate debates on current issues of cryptocurrencies and digital finance. The conference provides a forum for presenting new ideas, and discussing the future direction of cryptocurrency research.

This event is the 6th edition of the Cryptocurrency Research Conference, please check our website to see the information about previous events: https://cryptorc.org/

 

This is the largest, niche conference in cryptocurrency and Fintech area, and we look forward to welcoming you in our community of digital finance scholars.

28-29 August 2023, face-to-face

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Douglas Cumming

Professor Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Douglas is also a Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, Douglas was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada from 2007-2018. He has held prior visiting appointments at Essex Business School, Kobe University, EMLyon, RMIT, and University of Bergamo, among others.

Douglas has published over 200 articles in leading refereed academic journals (including 40 in Financial Times top 50 journals) in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Economic Journal, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Douglas has published 21 academic books.

 

In November 2022, Douglas was listed by Clarivate as one of the top 92 most cited researchers in the world in the business and economics category. Douglas’ work has been cited over 24,000 times according to Google Scholar. Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, the National Post, and The New Yorker.

 

Douglas is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Corporate Finance (2021-current). He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2021-current). He is a former Managing Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (January 2020 – December 2022) and the Journal of Corporate Finance (January 2018 – December 2020). He is an Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review (January 2015 – current). He is the Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance (January 2016 – January 2020) and a former Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Economic Modelling, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance, and an Editorial Board member of numerous academic journals.

Agenda

You can browse the meeting content and schedule here.

28th - 29th August 2023
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SPECIAL ISSUES AND PRIZES

Prizes and Awards

Elsevier’s Research in International Business and Finance is delighted to sponsor two Best Paper Awards:

  • 1,000 USD for the Best Paper presented 
  • 1,000 USD for the Best Student Paper presented

Supporting journal

The Financial Review

The Conference Organising Committee will choose selected papers from those presented at the conference to be considered for publication at The Financial Review (FR). Within two months of the conference date, these papers will go through a blind review process. This is a “no-fault” submission option, which means that if the FR decides to review the paper and rejects it, the author(s) can submit the paper to the FR through the normal submission process. Papers submitted must not be under review at any journals.

Call for papers

The Centre for Digital Finance, University of Southampton, and the International University of Monaco, is delighted to invite you to the 6th Cryptocurrency Research Conference (CRC2023), to be held on 28th and 29th of August 2023 at the International University of Monaco, Monaco.

This event will bring together an international group of academics conducting research in finance and related disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy makers to generate debates on current issues of cryptocurrencies and digital finance. The conference provides a forum for presenting new ideas, and discussing the future direction of cryptocurrency research.

This event is the 6th edition of the Cryptocurrency Research Conference, please check our website to see the information about previous events on this website in Past Conferences tab.

This is the largest, niche conference in cryptocurrency and Fintech area, and we look forward to welcoming you in our community of digital finance scholars.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning;
  • Big Data in Fintech;
  • Blockchain in global finance;
  • Efficiency/Inefficiency of crypto assets;
  • Central Banks Digital Currencies (CBDCs);
  • Crowdfunding and P2P lending;
  • Cybercrime and cybersecurity;
  • Digital banking and digital economy;
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi);
  • Decentralized exchanges (DEXs) vs. Centralized exchanges (CEX)s;
  • Environmental sustainability of cryptocurrency markets;
  • Fintech regulation;
  • Financial stability and Cryptocurrency Uncertainty;
  • ICOs;
  • Media attention to Fintech and DeFi;
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and other innovative assets;
  • Natural Language Processing in Fintech research;
  • Opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs;
  • Russian sanctions and Fintech industry;
  • Stablecoins;
  • Other relevant topics.

Authors are invited to submit their papers (or extended abstracts) in English and in PDF format no later than 30th of March 2023 here:CRC2023 SUBMISSIONS.

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee and no submission fee is required. For PhD students, please indicate your student status when submitting the paper. Accepted authors will be notified by the 14th of April 2023.

Registration and fees

28/04/2023 – Early Bird Registration 350£

30/06/2023 – Final Registration deadline 400£

Places are limited, therefore to avoid disappointment we recommend that any guests book well in advance.

 

Organizing Committee

Larisa Yarovaya

Conference Chair and Organiser

Larisa is an Associate Professor of Finance, Deputy Head of the Centre of Digital Finance and Programme Director of BSc Finance, University of Southampton, UK.

Gregory Gadzinski

Conference Host and Organiser

Associate Professor of Finance, International University of Monaco, Monaco.

Andrew Urquhart

Conference Organiser

Andrew Urquhart is Professor of Finance and Financial Technology at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School where he is also Head of the Postgraduate Research Programme.

Scientific Committee

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