The African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) is pleased to call attention to the 2018 annual conference, which will be hosted at Wits Business School in Johannesburg from 22 to 23 August 2018. The AREF conference is the premier conference on economics and finance in Africa. The conference brings together top scholars, doctoral students and practitioners from around the world to present research, network and collaborate. The conference aims to be transdisciplinary, so papers can be written from within, across, and between disciplines, as well as from outside disciplinary boundaries.