Special Issues

Here you will find information on the RF’s current open calls for submissions as well as past special issues. Please refer to the respective sections for more information.

Open calls

Call for Research Proposals: Special Issue on Biodiversity and Natural Resource Finance – closes 15 August 2024

Biodiversity richness and abundance of natural resources are central to economic prosperity and to cultural and genetic heritage. Yet many of these resources are subject to extinction threats, largely emanating from human activity. It is essential for the wellbeing of both ecosystems and human societies to preserve biodiversity and natural resources. Many sectors are concerned about risks resulting from regulatory initiatives, shocks to agricultural productivity, or depletion of natural resources. Examples include food, forestry, insurance, and real estate, to name a few. To the extent that they can assess and price these exposures, capital markets can help households and institutions to mitigate such risks. They can also exert pressure to drive change in vulnerable geographic locations, economies, and industries.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Finance and Product Markets – closes 31 August 2024

Firms do not operate in isolation but interact within product markets. These interactions delineate the boundaries of markets, their dynamics, and the resulting intensity of competition (or the lack of it). A vast research effort over the last forty years unambiguously concludes that product market considerations have first-order effects on firms’ decisions, performance, and valuation. Firms’ decisions are not only shaped by their product market environment, but also directly impact the structure of product markets they operate within.

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Closed calls

Special Issue on China (2020)

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Special Issue on Sustainable Finance (2021)

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