BAFA South West Regional Conference 2017

Thursday 7 - Friday 8 September 2017 University of the West of England, Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance

Thursday 7 September 2017 – Doctoral Colloquium 

Friday 8 September 2017 – Conference

Call for Papers

Deadline; 10 July 2017

The Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance at UWE Bristol is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference and Doctoral Colloquium of the South West Area Group (SWAG) of the British Accounting & Finance Association. The conference welcomes papers from all areas of accounting and finance where submissions can range from early working drafts to fully developed papers. The colloquium welcomes presentations from doctoral students who wish to obtain feedback on their work.

To submit a paper: please send an abstract (500 words max) or a full paper by e-mail to: no later than 10th July 2017.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Pengguo Wang: Pengguo Wang is from Exeter University Business School, UK. Before joining Exeter in 2011, Pengguo previously held academic positions at Imperial College London, Bristol University and Lancaster University. He has researched and published extensively in the areas of capital markets, financial reporting, derivative pricing and stock valuation. His current research interests are focused on the cost of capital, the equity risk premium, market anomalies and fundamental valuation models, with particular reference to the links between financial statement information, risk and equity returns. His research is sponsored by the ESRC, KPMG, ACCA, and The Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (UK). He teaches equity valuation models and corporate finance and supervises several PhD students. Pengguo has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. His publications appear in accounting and finance journals such as Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, British Accounting Review, and Abacus, as well as some mathematical journals. He is currently on the editorial board of Accounting and Business Research and an associate editor for Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. He has served on the editorial boards of other finance and accounting journals such as European Accounting Review and Frontiers in Finance and Economics.

Prof. Ian Tonks: Ian Tonks' research focuses on pension economics; fund manager performance and directors’ trading, and he has published in leading finance and economics journalist. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter, the London School of Economics, and has held visiting positions at: the Bank of England; Financial Services Authority; University of British Columbia, Canada; Solvay Business School, Brussels, and ENPC, Paris. He has advised the Department of Work and Pensions, Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority, and the House of Commons Select Committee on issues in pensions. He was a member of sub-panel 19 Business and Management for REF2014, is vice-chair of the Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance, and is a member of ESRC GAP Panel C.

Preliminary outline of the conference: 

As in previous years, both the colloquium and conference will run parallel sessions to allow a wide range of topics to be presented.

Fees and Registration:

Tickets are available from the venue's website

Conference Organisers

For further information, please contact Jon Tucker or Ismail Ufuk Misirlioglu at