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We are proud to present the 13th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and PhD Symposium (FMCG 2023) at Deakin Business School. The three-day conference will be held virtually and it is free to attend.

Call for papers

With a comprehensive program including multiple concurrent sessions, this conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss, consider and share current research and emerging trends in the Australian and international finance sector.

This conference will bring together leading professionals from across the world to discuss, and share recent research and developing trends in the Australian and global finance sectors. It will feature several concurrent sessions.

There will be daily keynote presentations by leading finance scholars and in-depth panel sessions on Fintech, ESG finance and superannuation (pension) funds, which will appeal to both academics and practitioners.

Call for papers

The Deakin Business School in partnership with La Trobe University, Macquarie University, RMIT University, UNISA and Victoria University of Wellington invites academics and PhD students to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the 13th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and PhD symposium (FMCG2023). The conference and PhD Symposium will be held virtually. There is no registration fee. The submission deadline is 15 January 2023. Please submit your paper at


Conference Best Paper Awards

Five Conference Best Paper awards ($500 each)

One best paper award will be presented under each of the following categories:


PhD Symposium Best Paper Awards

Five best research paper awards ($500 each) at the PhD Symposium.

One best paper award will be presented under each of the following categories:


PhD Symposium Award

ELIGIBILITY of Award – PhD Symposium

Only the papers written by PhD students (sole authorship) will be considered for the PhD symposium award. 

Special Conference Issues 

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (Elsevier’s Journal) will run a special conference issue focusing on Asia Pacific markets, and presenters at the conference are invited to consider submitting their papers for publication.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Carole Comerton-Forde  

Presentation Title: TBA

Carole Comerton-Forde is Professor of Finance at the University of Melbourne. Her research in market structure examines how the mechanics of the market, such as regulation and technology, impact prices, liquidity and trader behaviour. Her research focuses on equities markets but spans many geographies including Europe, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. Her current research interests include fragmentation, dark pools and the connection between the cost of raising capital and secondary market liquidity. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Carole has previously held academic positions at UNSW, the Australian National University and University of Sydney, and visiting positions at New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was also Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. She has acted as a consultant for a number of stock exchanges and market regulators around the world. She is currently an economic consultant for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, an Academic Advisor to the Plato Partnership and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Prof. David Yermack

Presentation Title: TBA 

Prof. David Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation and Chair of the Finance Department at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1994.  In 2014 Prof. Yermack began teaching a full semester course at NYU on Digital Currency and Blockchains with his Law School colleague Prof. Geoffrey Miller.  The course was the first in the world on this topic taught at a major university, and it now draws more than 300 students annually.

Prof. Yermack was awarded AB (1995), MBA (1991), JD (1991), AM (1993) and PhD (1994) degrees, all from Harvard University.  In addition to his research on blockchains and digital currencies, Professor Yermack has published some of the most cited papers in the fields of executive compensation and corporate governance. He has also written papers on such diverse topics as options in baseball player contracts, incentive compensation for clergymen, tobacco litigation, fraudulent charitable contributions, CEOs’ mansions, and the fashion industry.  He is a frequent speaker on digital currency and blockchains to academic, industry, and government audiences.

Carola Frydman

Presentation Title: TBA

Carola Frydman is the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Finance and the Faculty Director of the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research areas are at the intersection of corporate finance and economic history, with special focus on corporate governance and executive compensation, financial frictions, financial crises, the development of financial markets, and antitrust policies. She was co-Editor of Explorations in Economic History, and Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Economic History, among other journals. She is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance. Prior to joining Kellogg, she was a faculty member at MIT Sloan and at the Department of Economics at Boston University. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina.

Plenary Panels

ESG panel

Date and Time: TBA




Fintech Panel

Date and Time: TBA

Speakers and Moderator: TBA

Superannuation Panel

Date and Time: TBA




Program details

The three day program including PHD symposium and all concurrent sessions can be viewed in the daily schedules.

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Event Details

12 Apr 2023 – 14 Apr 2023

This is a virtual event

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