• January 19th - March 31th, 2016
  • Paper Submission
  • June 1st, 2016
  • Notice of Acceptance
  • June 1st - June 15th, 2016
  • Hotel Reservation
  • June 1st - June 26th, 2016
  • Conference Registration
  • May 20 - July 2, 2017
  • Conference Registration


July 2-3, 2016
Beijing, China

To promote China-related financial research globally, Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research, and PBC Research Institute of Finance and Banking will host the 2016 China Financial Research Conference (CFRC 2016) from July 2nd to July 3rd, 2016 in Beijing.

The China Financial Research Conference (CFRC) aims to be a high-quality academic exchange platform, where international scholars can present in-depth research of China's important finance issues, with the ultimate goal of reforming China’s financial system and encouraging financial innovation in China.  

The 2nd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award Ceremony will also be held during the conference. The Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation established the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award (SYFIA) in 2013 to further promote China-related research in financial economics. The Award recognizes contributions that will lead to further prosperity in Chinese society.


Academic papers in all areas of finance related to China are welcomed, especially those on current issues like shadow banking, stock market rout, exchange rate reform, housing market cycle, and local government debt, among others.

The conference follows the format of international research conferences in both English and Chinese, including a designated policy forum on China’s financial market reform with participants from the People’s Bank of China and other financial regulators.