APAD Call for Papers

Call for Papers
The 19th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives
July 10-11, 2023, Busan, Korea

The Asia-Pacific Association of Derivatives (APAD) will hold its 19th Annual Conference both offline and online on July 10th and 11th, 2023 at the Park Hyatt Busan in Busan, Korea. The Journal of Futures Markets and the Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies (JDQS) will publish a special issue comprised of selected papers presented at the conference. Free accommodations for paper presenters will be provided under the auspices of the Korea Derivatives Association and the Korea Exchange. We welcome papers on any fields of study in finance including: Derivatives; Volatility; Risk Management; Regulation; Asset Pricing; Investments; Market Microstructure; Behavioral Finance among others.


  1. Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30th of April, 2023 (http://www.conftool.net/apad2023))
  2. Notification of Acceptance: 22nd of May, 2023
  3. Final Registration Date: 4th of June, 2023 (http://www.conftool.net/apad2023)
  4. Final Paper Submission Date: 18th of June, 2023 (http://www.conftool.net/apad2023)


  1. Online and Onsite in Busan, Korea


  1. Papers written in English must be submitted via http://www.conftool.net/apad2023, using MS Word or Adobe pdf file format.
  2. The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. The length of abstract is usually 200 words, but there is no restriction.
  3. If you have any question with the paper submission, please let us know via email at apad@kdajdqs.org. .
  4. We hope that each participant agrees to serve as the discussant for another participant’s paper.
  5. Best Paper Awards: Three selected papers will be awarded at the conference for US$1,000 each.


  1. Steve Heston, University of Maryland

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Special Issue on Journal of Futures Markets and Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies

  1. The Journal of Futures Markets and the Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies (JDQS) sponsored by the Korea Derivatives Association will publish a special issue devoted to the APAD 2023 conference.
  2. Authors of papers accepted to the APAD 2023 are invited to submit their papers to be considered.
  3. No submission fee is required.
  4. For the APAD 2023 Special Issue on Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies, US $4,000 will be granted to each selected paper.


  1. Free accommodation for two nights and free meals will be provided for paper presenters who are from outside Korea but able to have on-site participation (Free accommodation of one night and free meals will be provided for paper presenters from Korea).
  2. Hotel: Park Hyatt Busan, Busan, Korea, https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/southkorea/park-hyatt-busan/busph


  1. Specialized focus on research in derivative securities and markets
  2. Publication opportunities in a special issue of the Journal of Futures Markets and the Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies
  3. Free accommodation for on-site paper presenters
  4. Free meals provided for on-site conference participants
  5. Haeundae Beach in Busan (or Pusan), the most beautiful beach in Korea


The APAD, whose inaugural conference was held in 2004, is an organization comprising academics, practitioners as well as regulators operating in the derivatives markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The main objective of this association is to promote research and knowledge on derivative securities and markets. The APAD has been supported by the Korea Exchange (KRX) and other participating exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region.


  1. Busan is Korea's second largest city and the largest trading port. This geopolitically situated harbor city sits adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, bringing about an interchange of trade and tourism. This intercultural current has made Busan into the international metropolis. Busan has hosted international events such as the 2002 14th Asian Games and the annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
  2. Sight-seeing in Busan (or Pusan) can typically be classified into two groups: seashore and interior land sight-seeing. Seashore sightseeing includes such sights as the beach areas, islands, and Hae Ahn Park. Busan's most charming tourist point is its beautiful sea vistas. The southeastern beach areas have amazing views of the fantastically shaped rocks and islands, which are a must see. The famous beaches of Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong are enjoyed by many. Boating, jet skis, and banana boats are just among a few of the water recreation activities visitors can take advantage of. Amnam Park, Igidae, and Haean Park offer views of nature's masterpieces. The natural beauties of Busan can also be taken in by riding the cruise boats in the harbor.


  1. Haeundae in visitkorea: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264155
  2. Haeundae in Busan city webpage:
  3. Busan tourism organization webpage: http://www.bto.or.kr/eng/main/main.php#none
  4. Haeundae in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haeundae_District
  5. Busan in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan


  1. Korea Derivatives Association, http://www.kdajdqs.org/eng/bbs/notice/1048
  2. Korea Exchange, https://www.global.krx.co.kr/main/main.jsp
  • Kim, Sol, Ph.D.
  • President of Korea Derivatives Association
  • College of Business, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Phone: 82-2-2173-3124, E-mail: solkim@hufs.ac.kr
  • Lee, Eun Jung, Ph.D.
  • Program Chair of APAD 2023
  • College of Business and Economics, Hanyang University
  • Phone: 82-31-400-5645, E-mail: ejunglee@hanyang.ac.kr

For further information, contact Lee, Junyoup, Ph.D. (College of Business, Ajou University, phone: 82-31-219-2713, apad@kdajdqs.org)