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2021- The Year of the NFT 

2021 is shaping up to be the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). NFTs are blockchain registered rights to digital assets, such as artwork, collectables, music and video, and virtual world assets. Features of NFTs such as secure ownership and the new forms of asset conceptualisation speak in favour of NFTs as an asset class.

However, there are some features that are problematic. These include environmental costs and a core doubt as to just how non-fungible a digital asset really can be. We are interested in fundamental research issues around NFTs, in pricing and valuation questions, and in future development potential. The new conceptualisation of assets from an NFT perspective would also be interesting to explore from a business potential perspective.

Rennes School of Business, December 9/10 2021

 

Economic and Financial Perspectives on Non-Fungible Tokens and Blockchain-Based Investment Strategies 

 

 

Papers at this symposium may be invited to submit for publication in Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance (Guest Editor Samuel Vigne, Trinity Business School and Saqib Aziz, Rennes School of Business) , Finance Research Letters (Guest Editors  Michael Dowling, DCU Business School and Roman Matkovskyy, Rennes School of Business)  and International Review of Economics and Finance ( Guest Editor Michael Dowling, DCU Business School) Selected papers may also be invited to submit to the Journal of Alternative Investments and International Review of Financial Analysis.

We also welcome proposals for roundtables, panel presentations and workshops. 

 

Papers for the SI's must have been presented at the conference , and will have submission fees for the journal submission waived. Given the still considerable uncertainty around travel, especially international travel, post Covid, a hybrid option will be offered.  For all journals we aim to complete the review process with a maximum of two drafts (i.e., a single ‘revise and resubmit’) before a final decision is made -- unless special circumstances call for an additional revision round. 

 

Indicative timeline

1 May  : Submission Portal open

1 August - Deadline for papers and workshop proposals  

1 October - Decisions communicated 

 

Submissions  are now open, please submit here

 

Papers and workshop proposals are invited that address the following issues 

  1. Pricing NFT's 
  2. Environmental aspects of NFT's 
  3. Connections and spillovers of NFT's with other asset classes
  4. Investment and portfolio aspects of NFT's 
  5. Behavioural economics of NFT's
  6. NFT's as an asset class
  7. DeFI and its potential in the investment and asset management industry
  8. Blockchain applications in asset management, investment and wealth management