Call for papers

The Capital Market Union (CMU) is an initiative by the European Union (EU) to create a single market for capital in Europe, aiming to remove barriers and facilitate cross-border investments, while also improving access to funding for businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The initiative aims to promote market-based financing such as equity, bonds, and securitization, to develop deeper and more integrated capital markets across the EU. To complement the CMU, the EC proposed the implementation of the Pan-European Personal Pension Products (PEPP) initiative, aiming to promote pension savings among European citizens and secure future pension adequacy by investing in long-term assets through the CMU. The PEPP is projected to add EUR 700 billion to the capital market by 2030, which is expected to increase pension savings and improve the efficiency of the CMU.

This conference aims to explore the potential benefits and challenges of the CMU and PEPP in building a stronger financial future for Europe. The conference will bring together policymakersfinancial expertsacademics, and industry leaders to discuss the current state of capital markets in Europe, the role of PEPP in promoting retirement savings, and the potential impact of CMU and PEPP on the European financial landscape.

Although our main focus is Europe, we welcome submissions of high-quality research papers on topics related to the major economicsfinance, and accountingAll submitted papers will be assigned for a double-blind peer review by experts in the field, to assess the paper based on various criteria such as originality, clarity of research question, the relevance of the methodology used, the quality of the data and analysis, etc. All qualified papers have publication opportunities in conference proceedings or peer-reviewed journals.

Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information and discussing current issues during open scientific sessions and conference informal events. All theoretical or empirical papers are highly encouraged, and we welcome scholars, researchers, and practitioners to present the research findings.