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2019 Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) Conference

2019 Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) Conference
May 17-18, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)
Hong Kong 


May 17 (Fri): 9:00am- 6:30pm (Conference dinner follows) 
May 18 (Sat): 9:00am-12:30pm


M1603, 16/F, Li Ka Shing Tower (Tower M)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(Campus Map)

Keynote Speaker:                           


Jonathan M. Karpoff, Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation and Professor of Finance, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Please click here to view the conference program (with links to paper).

Registration is now closed. For enquiries, please contact Ms Helen Chan at

Thank you.





Harbour Plaza Metropolis provides a special group rate for JLFA Conference attendees. Please see below for details and feel free to make the reservation.

Reservation link for JLFA conference attendees (Reservation deadline: April 26, 2019):
The special room rate is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to availability. Attendees are responsible for bookings and commitments made with the hotel. 

Harbour Plaza Metropolis 
Address: 7 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Telephone: (852) 3160 6888 
Fax: (852) 3160 6999 
Location information: 


As with any large city, Hong Kong has many accommodation choices to fit your needs. Below are a few more options for considerations. Hotels are within 10-15 minutes walking distance from the campus.

Hotel ICON
Address: 17 Science Museum Rd,Kowloon 
Email: (for reservation) /
Telephone: (852) 3400 1688 (for reservation)/ (852) 3400 1000 
Fax: (852) 3400 1001 
Location information:

Regal Kowloon Hotel 
Address: 71 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong 
Telephone: (852) 2722 1818 
Fax: (852) 2369 6950 
Location information: 


JLFA is an interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersection of law, finance and accounting. Prior JLFA conferences were held at New York University (2014), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2015, 2017), Harvard University (2015), Northwestern Law School (2016), London Business School (2017) and University of Padova (2018).

JLFA is an open-access publication. Papers can be downloaded without charge; see for additional information about JLFA; this link also lets you access the papers from our first three issue, published in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

For questions about the submission process, please contact


Barry Adler, NYU School of Law
John Armour, University of Oxford, Law Faculty and Saïd School of Business
Bernard Black, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management
Mark DeFond, University of Southern California
Julian Franks, London Business School
Joshua Ronen, NYU Stern School of Business
Stefano Rossi, Bocconi University
David Yermack, NYU Stern School of Business
Passport and Visa

Visitors to Hong Kong must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months after the planned departure date from Hong Kong. 

Hong Kong has a liberal visa policy, allowing visa-free entry to nationals of more than 170 countries and territories. For country-specific visa information, please visit 

For delegates from countries for which visas are required for entry to Hong Kong, please check with the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country.

For delegates traveling to other cities in China, an entry visa to China is required. Please obtain your visa from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate within your current place of residence. The travel documents must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of traveling.
China entry visa information


Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with seasonal changes. To obtain a nine-day weather forecast around the conference period, please visit the Hong Kong Observatory website at:


Time Zone

Hong Kong is situated in the GMT +8 time zone.



The Standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 V AC, 50 HZ. The British Standard 1363 plug (13 A plug, three-pronged UK-type) is most commonly used in Hong Kong. Delegates are advised to bring an adaptor and/or transformer if their countries of origin follow different standards.


Explore Hong Kong

Please explore Hong Kong while you are attending the conference. For the most updated tourist information, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board at It is Hong Kong’s official tourism guide includes tourist information on attractions, events, shopping and dining etc.


Victoria Peak is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island with an altitude of 552 meters (1,811 feet) and is a landmark of the island. The Peak Tram is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. 
The Peak Tower is a leisure and shopping complex located at Victoria Gap. It also houses the upper terminal of the Peak Tram. 

Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre, in West Kowloon. 


The Clock Tower is a landmark in Hong Kong. It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station on the Kowloon-Canton Railway. 

The Hong Kong Museum of History is a museum which preserves Hong Kong's historical and cultural heritage. It is located next to the Hong Kong Science Museum, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

The Hong Kong Science Museum is a science museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, located next to the Hong Kong Museum of History. 


Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. 

Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping in Lantau Island. 

Ngong Ping is a highland in the western part of Lantau Island. It hosts Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha amidst the hills which is about 34 m tall. There are several hills nearby which are also an attraction to tourists. 

Po Lin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located on Ngong Ping Plateau. 


Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, formerly Hong Kong National Geopark, was inaugurated on 3 November 2009. It is a single entity of land area over 150 km² across parts of the eastern and northeastern New Territories. 

Cheung Chau is an island 10 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is nicknamed the 'dumbbell island' due to its shape. 

Repulse Bay is a bay in the southern part of Hong Kong Island. 

Stanley Market is a street market in Stanley on Hong Kong Island. The street is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market in Hong Kong and has since become a major tourist attraction, well known for its bargains. 

Family/Theme Parks

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island. It is located inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and it is owned and managed by Hong Kong International Theme Parks. 

Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in the Southern District of Hong Kong. 

Other Resources

-Hong Kong Tourism Board
-51 things to do in Hong Kong
-TripAdvisor Things to Do in Hong Kong‎
-Hong Kong on a Budget