Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) was founded to promote research and publication about emerging market economies and to provide a way for academics, policy makers, and members of the business community to exchange views and share information and research about emerging markets.


The Society sponsors the journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, which is recognized worldwide for the quality and timeliness of the research on emerging markets that it publishes. The Society also cooperates with its regional affiliates and allied organizations in other countries to promote its objectives, and holds international meetings and conferences that are devoted to issues relevant to emerging markets, many organized in cooperation with leading universities and research institutions as well as with regional partners.



Emerging Markets Finance and Trade publishes research papers on topics concerning finance and economics of emerging economies. The journal features articles that are policy-oriented and interdisciplinary, utilizing data that spans macro, micro, financial, institutional, and political economy, supported by sound econometric methods. The editor is Ali M. Kutan and associate editors include Heitor Almeida, Stijn Claessens, Barry Eichengreen, Campbell R. Harvey, Andrew Karolyi, Kose John, Frederic S. Mishkin, Arviad Panagariya, Carmen M. Reinhart, Luc Renneboog, Dani Rodrik, Sergio Schmukler and Jun Tu. EMFT is published by Taylor and Francis and included in the Social Science Index Citation.



Membership in the Society is open to all individuals who share its objectives. For further information about the Society, its activities and member information, please visit http://www.emergingecons.org/ For conference and special issue suggestions in Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, please contact the editor at akutan@siue.edu