2017 Auckland Finance Meeting

2017 AFM will be hosted in Queenstown

18th to 20th December 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology is hosting its 7th Auckland Finance Meeting on 18 - 20 December 2017. The focus of the conference is broad and includes all areas of finance.

The conference will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown which is in central Queenstown within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes.  The conference dinner will be hosted at the Skyline Queenstown with spectacular views.  For more information on Queenstown Tourism click here.  To book your accommodation please click here.

Full Programme


Prof. Darrell Duffie - Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Stanford University
Prof. Robert I. Webb - Paul Tudor Jones II Research Professor, University of Virginia


A special issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal based on papers presented at the 2017 Auckland Finance Meeting will be dedicated to this conference.



The deadline for paper submission was 11 August 2017. Authors were informed of the outcome of their submission by the end of August 2017.


A doctoral symposium will be hosted on 18 December leading in to the conference. Doctoral students are invited to submit either a chapter or paper based on a chapter to this symposium. Please submit your chapter/paper via email to afm@aut.ac.nz with subject line “Doctoral Symposium Submission”. The deadline for submissions to the doctoral symposium is 11 August 2017.


Best Paper Award (NZ$2,000) Sponsored by the NZ Superfund

Runner-up Award (NZ$1,000) Sponsored by the NZ Superfund

CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Capital Markets Research Award (US$1,000) (Deadline 01/12/2017)
For information of how to apply for this award, please click here.

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal Research Excellence Award (US$1,000)

SIRCA Paper Award ($1,000)

Auckland Centre for Financial Research Doctoral Symposium Award (NZ$750)


The deadline for registration to present accepted research papers has closed.  You may still register to attend the conference until 18 November 2017 (at a rate of NZD750), but this does not include a place in the academic programme.

Register now


Bart Frijns, Professor of Finance, AUT University