Economics & Politics Special Issue Conference on


Innovative Research in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance in the Transition towards the Digital Economy

Online Tencent Meeting

8-9 April 2023



Business School of Beijing Normal University (BNU), Management School of Shandong University (SDU), and Business School of the University of South Australia (UniSA) are proud to present the Economics & Politics Special Issue Conference in Beijing, China, April 8-9, 2023. The theme of the conference is Innovative Research in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance in the Transition towards the Digital Economy. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics to offer them incredible opportunities to collaborate with editors from a well-established international journal, Economics & Politics, leading to a special issue for the journal. This Conference will be a fantastic opportunity for networking and developing collaborative links. We welcome academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines that will shed light on Innovative Research in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance in the Transition towards the Digital Economy.



Over recent decades the digital economy has expanded at an ever-increasing rate, both in developed and emerging markets. New digital paradigms encompass a vast array of enabling technologies, including the Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, and Smart Manufacturing. Finance and accounting systems and techniques, as well as corporate governance and government regulation are undergoing dramatic automation and AI enhancement driven by FinTech and RegTech innovations.

Meanwhile, novel business models driven by digital technology have been emerging in the digital economy era. For example, the platform economy, supported by algorithms, big data, and cloud-based computing power is replacing the traditional development model where companies are the primary unit. The change from the traditional to the digital economy brings golden opportunities for transformation and upgrading of the finance, accounting, and corporate governance professions.

This special issue conference will cover Innovative Research in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance in the Transition towards the Digital Economy.


Introduction to Economics & Politics


 Economics & Politics is a well-established international journal that “focuses on analytical political economy, broadly defined as the study of economic and political phenomena and policy in models that include political processes, institutions and markets. The journal is the source for innovative theoretical and empirical work on the intersection of politics and economics, at both domestic and international levels, and aims to promote new approaches on how these forces interact to affect political outcomes and policy choices, economic performance and societal welfare”.Please see


Call for papers


Authors are invited to share their research findings on issues relevant to the theme of this special issue conference. Both qualitative and quantitative empirical research, including but not limited to archival studies, case studies, experiments, surveys, simulation studies and historical reflections, are welcome in this special issue conference.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

           Novel theories over finance and accounting in the digital economy

           Novel finance business models in the digital economy

           Application of new digital technologies, such as Big Data, Blockchain, AI, etc. in finance, accounting and corporate governance

           Intelligent identification of financial frauds

           Intelligent prediction and decision for finance and accounting

           Data asset recognition, measurement and disclosure

           Auditing, internal control and risk management

           Law, auditing and governance

           Macro policy and corporate financial decision-making

           Platform enterprise governance and corporate social responsibility

           Policy uncertainty and micro-corporate behavior

           Political connections and corporate finance behavior

           Financial regulation and capital expansion

           Combination between efficient market and promising government

           The impact of legal, political, and regulatory institutions on accounting and financial outcomes

           Political economics underpinning finance, accounting and corporate governance.


Conference Committee


Xuegang Cui, Beijing Normal University, China

Committee members:

Deqiu Chen, University of International Business and Economics, China

Lei Chen, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

Yangyang Chen, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Yunsen Chen, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

Fang Fang, Beijing Normal University, China

Chuanlu Ge, Beijing Technology and Business University, China

Ying Hao, Beijing Normal University, China

Xianjie He, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Conghui Hu, Beijing Normal University, China

Danqi Hu, Peking University, China

Ping Jiang, University of International Business and Economics, China

Dongmin Kong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Bin LiShandong University, China

Pingli Li, University of Southampton, UK

Qingyuan Li, Wuhan University, China

Sihai Li, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China

Shangkun Liang, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

Guanmin Liao, Renmin University of China, China

Jianwu Lin, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China

Hang Liu, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China

Danglun Luo, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Jinhui Luo, Xiamen University, China

Ting Luo, Tsinghua University, China

Wei Luo, Peking University, China

Ron McIver, University of South Australia, Australia

Chenkai Ni, Fudan University, China

Caiyue Ouyang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Ailing Pan, Shandong University,China

Yue Pan, Xiamen University, China

Baolei Qi, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Guifeng Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Kunpeng Sun, Central University of Finance and Economics, China

Yunchuan Sun, Beijing Normal University, China

Guojun Wang, Nanjing University, China

Lei Xu, University of South Australia, Australia

Dan Yang, Beijing Normal University, China

Jiaxing You, Xiamen University, China

Gordon Yuan, University of South Australia, Australia

Yan Zeng, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Bohui Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Huili Zhang, Beijing Normal University, China

Xin Zhang, Fudan University, China

Xin Zhou, New York University Shanghai, China

Jigao Zhu, University of International Business and Economics, China




Registration of the Conference and submission to the Special Issue are free. 


Special issue process


    Special issue papers will be selected following a two-stage process.

In the first stage, organisers will advertise the Conference with a clear theme, submission deadline, and venue. Participants will submit their complete papers to the conference organiser on or before the deadline as indicated in the Conference advertisement. The Conference Committee will evaluate submitted papers and send out conference invitations. Participants present their papers at the conference and receive feedback.

    In the second stage, the Conference Committee will shortlist papers for revision based on conference feedback and recommend authors of shortlisted papers for submission to the special issue of Economics & Politics (SSCI, ABDC A, ABS AJG 2) at the link of These submissions will then go through the journal’s fast-track review process.

    There is no guarantee that papers presented at the Conference will be either shortlisted by the Conference Committee or eventually accepted for publication by the journal of Economics & Politics. In addition, the special issue may also consider papers not presented at the conference for publication.


Important dates:


Conference Submission Deadline of full papers: 31 January2023

Decision Notification: 28 February 2023

Registration Deadline: 11 March 2023

Conference Date: 8-9 April 2023

Special Issue Submission Deadline: 1 July 2023

Location: Online Tencent Meeting

On-site registration is not available. The details of registration will be provided in due course.




All submissions will be reviewed by two academics or professionals from the conference committee. Each presentation will run 30 minutes including 15 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussion, and 5 minutes for questions and feedback.


Conference paper submission contacts:


Contact person: Qingrun Niu (Beijing Normal University)


Conference website:


We look forward to seeing you at the conference.