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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

For a Special Issue on
New challenges to financial stability in the post Covid-19 era

Abstract deadline
18 April 2022

Manuscript deadline
31 August 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Chien-Chiang Lee, Nanchang University
[email protected]

Yezhou Sha, Capital University of Economics and Business
[email protected]

Kai Xing, Nanchang University
[email protected]

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New challenges to financial stability in the post Covid-19 era

The global financial system has experienced serious disruptions caused by Covid-19 and induced reactions, including national lockdowns and travel bans. Prompt government interventions, massive liquidity injections and asset purchases by central banks have helped to stabilize the situation, but risks emerging from surging public debts, extraordinary low interest rates and assets bubbles increase the chances of another financial crisis occurring.

In addition, Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation across the world. Increased attention is paid to the development of the Fintech industry in the aftermath of the pandemic. This includes the rise of central bank digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance and other blockchain-based applications. However, the use of blockchain technology disrupt the traditional financial services and institutions by cutting out the role of intermediaries and making financial services more accessible and efficient, which may introduce a new category of risks and uncertainties to our financial systems. The special issue aims to evaluate the emerging risks and their impacts on financial system in the post Covid-19 era.

Topics may include but not limited to:

  • Modelling and managing of financial risks
  • New database measuring economics and financial consequences of Covid-19
  • Financial contagion and systemic risk spillover effects between financial markets
  • Financial policy uncertainty measurement
  • Effect of climate risk and extreme weather
  • Stress test in financial institutions and financial stability
  • Resistance and resilience of financial institutes from Covid-19
  • Covid-19 and Global Value Chains
  • Green finance and Belt and Road initiatives
  • Environmental taxation and policy
  • Applied machine learning and big data research on financial stability
  • Cryptocurrencies and financial stability
  • Defi applications and blockchain
  • The development of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Keynote speakers

Susan Sunila Sharma, Deakin University


A special issue themed conference will take place on 25th and 26th June 2022, both online and onsite at Nanchang University. All papers presented at the conference will have a discussant assigned. Each presenter will have 30 minutes to present their paper including 10 mins allocated for the discussions and questions. All presenting authors (at least one author per paper) need to register and pay the registration fee of USD 150, which includes a hard copy of the conference programme booklet, conference proceedings, networking lunch and coffee break refreshments etc.

Publication opportunity 

Papers presented at the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in a special issue of EMFT (ABS 2-star Journal, SSCI Journal: JCR Q2) with the theme on “new challenges to financial stability in the post Covid-19 era”. The submission portal will be open on 7th March until 31st August 2022. Authors who decide to submit their papers to EMFT are expected to pay the standard journal submission fee of USD 150. All papers will go through the journal's double blind review process following the journal’s review policy. Note that paper acceptance by conference is not a guarantee of publication in the special issue of EMFT.

Guest editors

Chien-Chiang Lee, Nanchang University

Yezhou Sha, Capital University of Economics and Business

Kai Xing, Nanchang University

Scientific committee (in alphabet order)

Chen, Jocelyn, Nottingham Trent University

Chen, Xi, Nanchang University

Cheng, Hao, Nanchang University

Gao, Haoyu, Renmin University of China

Hong, Hui, Nanchang University

Kuang, Xuewen, Nanchang University (Conference Co-chair)

Peng, Yuchao, Central University of Finance and Economics

Sha, Yezhou, Capital University of Economics and Business

Sharma, Susan Sunila, Deakin University (Conference Co-chair)

Su, Zhifang, Huaqiao University

Wu, Junchuan, Nanchang University

Xing, Kai, Nanchang University

Yue, Pengpeng, Beijing Technology and Business University

Zhang, Shiguo, Management World Editorial Office

Zhou, Decai, Nanchang University

Submission Instructions

Conference submission

Authors are invited to submit their research papers (in English and within 5,000 words) or extended abstract in PDF version to the conference. A copy of submission should be emailed to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please write your email title as "2022 Nanchang-EMFT Submission".

Post-conference submission

Selected papers that present at the conference will be invited by the Guest Editors to submit to the special issue. Please use ScholarOne manuscript system following the instructions for authors:


Please choose your submission as "Regular Issue/Conference Paper", and indicate the conference as "New challenges to financial stability in the post Covid-19 era".

Submissions and important dates

18th April 2022 Deadline for Abstract/full Paper Submission to conference

25th-26th June 2022 Conference Date

31st August 2022 Submission Portal Close

December 2022 Expected Publication Data


Email: [email protected], Kai Xing, Nanchang University

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