CFAPRO Database on the Bloombergs- January 2018

Bloomberg for Education and CFA Institute today announced CFAPRO on the Bloomberg Terminal, a function that matches the Learning Outcome Statements of the CFA® Program to Bloomberg data, news and analytics. Those with access to a Bloomberg Terminal can review the database by typing {CFAPRO<GO>}.

Interest in the CFA® Program has increased 28 percent globally over the past five years, especially in mainland China, India, and Brazil, according to CFA Institute. To help address the demand and support candidate learning, Bloomberg for Education reviewed all Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) of the CFA® Program and identified 387 Bloomberg Terminal functions that map to the majority of the concepts. The result, CFAPRO, is a database that connects theory to practice.

“Bloomberg is a hub for the financial community, and we hope CFAPRO will help increase market literacy among aspiring and experienced finance professionals,” said Rob Langrick, Bloomberg for Education Head. “This new technology on the Bloomberg Terminal should give students a solid leg up on the career ladder.”

Thirteenth New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference

Announcement and First Call for Papers
The Thirteenth New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation Conference

April 27, 2018, New York

A conference jointly sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Salomon Center of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

OVERVIEW: The goal of this conference is to enhance the interaction among researchers interested in financial intermediation. Submissions in all areas of financial intermediation will be considered (except papers already accepted for publication).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit a PDF version of their papers by e-mail to: The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2018.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified in late February.

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Federal Reserve Bank of New York 33 Liberty Street New York, NY 10045

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Nicola Cetorelli, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Anna Kovner, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University Philipp Schnabl, New York University

Adair Morse, University of California at Berkeley
Adriano Rampini, Duke University
Alan Morrison, University of Oxford
Amit Seru, Stanford University
Amiyatosh Purnanandam, University of Michigan
Ana Fostel, University of Virginia
Andrew Hertzberg, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Anton Korinek, Johns Hopkins University Cecilia Parlatore, New York University
Christian Opp, University of Pennsylvania
Edward Prescott, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Efraim Benmelech, Northwestern University
Elena Loutskina, University of Virginia
Emily Williams, Harvard Business School
Florian Heider, European Central Bank
Friederike Niepmann, Board of Governors
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois
Greg Udell, Indiana University
Itay Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania
Joao Santos, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Lamont Black, DePaul University
Linda Goldberg, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Manuel Adelino, Duke University
Marco Cipriani, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Martin Oehmke, Columbia University
Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan
Mitchell Berlin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Neeltje van Horen, Bank of England
Nittai Bergman, MIT
Phil Strahan, Boston College
Ricardo Correa, Board of Governors
Simon Kwan, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Steven Ongena, University of Zurich
Tanju Yorulmazer, University of Amsterdam
Victoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School
William Wilhelm, University of Virginia

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please address any questions to:

Call For Papers 2018 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making

Call For Papers
2018 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making

May 20th to 22nd, 2018, St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, Colorado

Abstract Submission Deadline December 15, 2017

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit an extended abstract (1 page single spaced pdf), please visit the conference website and click on the Submit Paper Abstract link:

OVERVIEW: The Boulder Summer Conference in Consumer Financial Decision Making, now in its 9th year, is the world’s foremost conference for discussion of interdisciplinary research on consumer financial decision making. Consumer welfare is strongly affected by household financial decisions large and small: choosing mortgages; saving to fund college education or retirement; using credit cards to fund current consumption; choosing how to “decumulate” savings in retirement; deciding how to pay for health care and insurance; and investing in the stock market, managing debt in the face of financial distress. This conference brings together outstanding scholars from around the world in a unique interdisciplinary conversation with regulators, business people in financial services, and consumer advocates working on problems of consumer financial decision making.

Our goal is to stimulate cross-disciplinary conversation and improve basic and applied research in the emerging area of consumer financial decision making. This research can inform our understanding of how consumers actually make such decisions and how consumers can be helped to make better decisions by innovations in public policy, business, and consumer education. Please see the 2017, 2016, and 2015 programs on the conference website to see abstracts of research by scholars in economics, psychology, sociology, behavioral finance, consumer research, decision sciences, behavioral economics, and law. Our format allows a very high level of opportunity for conversation and interaction around the ideas presented.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: We begin with a keynote session late Sunday afternoon followed by reception and poster session. The keynote topic is “The Rise of Technology in Consumer Financial Decision Making.” Monday and Tuesday we have ten 75-minute sessions with two related papers from different disciplines, with discussion by an industry or government expert or a scholar from a third field. We begin with financial decision making of consumers in distress because of poor financial decision making or situational stress. We then turn our focus to more basic processes that guide everyday consumer financial decision-making, both good and bad. Throughout the conference we schedule significant time for informal interaction outside of the sessions.

The conference program committee will select papers for presentation at the conference based on extended abstracts. Selected papers must not be published prior to the conference. Authors submitting an abstract must commit to have a paper that is complete and available for review by discussants one month prior to the conference. Selections will be based on quality, relevance to consumers’ financial decision-making, and contribution to breadth of topics and disciplinary approaches. We consider not just the individual merits of the papers, but how they pair with another submission from a scholar in a different field. The organizers will invite authors of the best papers not selected for presentation at a plenary session to present their work at the Sunday evening poster session.

REGISTERING FOR THE CONFERENCE AND BOOKING A ROOM: There are links on the conference website for booking at the St. Julien Hotel and for registering for the conference.

The conference will be held in the St. Julien Hotel & Spa. We have negotiated very attractive room rates for conference attendees (and families). Please note that the Conference has not guaranteed any rooms, rather they are on a “first come” basis. We encourage you to book your rooms as soon as you can. Boulder is a popular summer destination and rooms go quickly at the St. Julien Hotel.

Conference Announcement 2018 FEBS Conference in Rome (Special Issues in JFSR and EJF)

4-6 June 2018, Rome

The 8th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) will be hosted by the Department of Business Studies of the University of Rome III ( in Rome between the 4 and 6 of June 2018. The Conference chairs are Franco Fiordelisi, University of Rome III and Middlesex University in London, Stefano Monferra, University Parthenope of Naples, Fotios Pasiouras, Technical University of Crete; and George Pennacchi, University of Illinois, USA.

The conference theme is “Financial Intermediaries, Markets, Instruments, and Regulation one Decade After the Crisis: new threats, new opportunities” and will cover related topics including but not limited to:
– Asset Pricing and Portfolio Valuation
– Banking and Financial Services
– Capital Structure
– Corporate Finance
– Corporate Governance
– Exchange Rates
– Financial Markets and the Micro-Structure of Stock Exchanges
– Financial Regulation and Supervision
– Financial Stability
– Financial Engineering, Innovation, and Fintech
– Insurance
– Mergers and Acquisitions
– Microfinance and Economic Development
– Monetary Policy and Central Banking
– New Accounting Standards’ Impact on Finance
– Risk Management

– Philipp Hartmann, Deputy Director General of the research department at the European Central Bank.
– Iftekhar Hasan the E. Gerald Corrigan Professor of Finance at the Gabelli School of Business of Fordham University and managing editor of the Journal of Financial Stability.
– Andrea Sironi , professor of Banking and Finance at Bocconi University and chairman of the Italian Stock Exchange.

– A special issue of the Journal of Financial Services Research will be edited by Franco Fiordelisi (University of Rome III and Middlesex University) and George Pennacchi (University of Illinois). The special issue anticipates the high caliber of the conference program, and it aims to publish valuable and rigorous research contributions on the theme “Financial Intermediation and Markets One Decade After the Crisis.” Submission fees will be waived for invited conference papers. Papers of authors accepting this invitation will undergo a fast-track review process that maintains the JFSR’s high-quality publication standards.
– A special issue of the European Journal of Finance will be edited by Franco Fiordelisi (University of Rome III and Middlesex University), Philip Molyneux (University of Sharjah) and Stefano Monferra (Parthenope University of Naples). The special issue anticipates the high caliber of the conference program, and it aims to publish valuable and rigorous research contributions on the theme “Policy Actions and Financial Stability.” Papers of authors accepting this invitation will undergo a fast-track review process that maintains the EJF’s high-quality publication standards.

Submissions Deadline: 4 February 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 2 March 2018
Conference Program Disclosure: 2 April 2018
Conference Papers Final Version Due Deadline: 16 May 2017
Conference Dates: from 4th to 6th June, 2017

VI. PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers must be submitted via the online submission system before 23:59 (GMT+1) on February 4th, 2018. The criteria for selecting papers for the program include the nature of the research topic, the economic implications of the research, and the academic quality of the research design.

The link for submissions is:

CALL FOR PAPERS 25th Annual MFS Conference, Budapest, Hungary

25th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 24-27, 2018, Budapest, Hungary


DATE: June 24-27, 2018
LOCATION: Budapest, Hungary


Jarrad Harford – Foster School of Business – University of Washington, USA
Kris Jacobs – C.T. Bauer College of Business – University of Houston, USA


Panayiotis Theodossiou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.


Papers in all areas of finance, accounting and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing; Banking; Behavioral Finance; Buyouts; Capital Structure; CDS; Commodities; Contagion in Financial Markets; Corporate Governance; Corporate Restructuring; Cost of Bankruptcy; Credit Scoring Models; Cross Listing; Derivatives; Emerging Markets; Entrepreneurial and Start-up Financing; Executive Compensation; Financial Accounting; Financial Analysts; Financial Reporting; FinTech; FX Arbitrage; Investment Banking; IPOs; M&As; Macro Finance; Market Efficiency; Market Microstructure; Payout Policy; Portfolio Management; Real Options; Regulation; Risk Measurement; Scale-up Financing; Shipping Finance; Term Structure of Interest Rates; Trading Behavior; Valuation; and Volatility.


The Multinational Finance Society is offering special tutorial lectures for advanced finance doctoral students working on their dissertations. Following the lectures participating students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with our feature speakers and other senior members. Financial support will be provided to a limited number of registered doctoral students not sponsored by their institutions.


Please visit our website at to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper or a detailed dissertation proposal (PDF format) by January 15, 2018.

The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Please include of whether you would like your paper to be considered for any of the awards mentioned below. Only completed papers qualify for any of the awards.


Best Paper Award (prize 1,000 USD)
(Open to all papers presented at the conference)

Ben Graham Center for Value Investing Award (prize 1,000 CAD)
(For best paper in areas related to value investing such as asset pricing, market anomalies and behavioral finance)

The Ben Graham Center of Value Investing, one of two similar centers in the world, was established in 2006 with a mission to teach, research, apply and promote the style of investing referred to as Value Investing. The center delivers on its mission by developing courses, carrying out research on topics related to value investing and spreads the word via conferences, seminars, symposiums, stock picking competitions and so on. Consistent with its mission to promote research on value investing the Center sponsors the Ben Graham Center for Value Investing Award for the best paper in areas related to Value investing, such as Market Anomalies, Behavioral Finance and Asset Pricing Models that test the pricing or not of discovered anomalies.

Best Doctoral Paper Award (prize 500 USD)
(Open to all thesis papers presented at the conference)

Past Winners


Registrations fee by March 1, 2018 is €425 and by April 3, 2018 is €530. Registration fee after April 3, 2018is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of €120 applies. Registered participants can attend all social functions, which include Sunday’s tour of the city, gala dinner, reception, two lunches and coffee breaks during the conference.

Papers registered after April 3 cannot be considered for the awards.


Information regarding the conference, accommodations, feature speakers, travel arrangements, fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website as needed. Information about past conference can be found on the website as well.


Alkotas utca 63-67
1123, Budapest, Hungary


Nihat Aktas – WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Ashiq Ali – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Andreas Andrikopoulos – University of the Aegean, Greece
George Athanassakos – University of Western Ontario, Canada
Balasingham Balachandran – La Trobe University, Australia
Wolfgang Bessler – Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
George Blazenko – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Laurence Booth – University of Toronto, Canada
Scott Brown – University of Puerto Rico, USA
Christian Bucio – Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Martin Bugeja – University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hans Byström – Lund University, Sweden
Jeffrey Lawrence Callen – University of Toronto, Canada
Jean-Marie Cardebat – University of Bordeaux, France
Chun-Hao Chang – Florida International University, USA
Chao Chen – Fudan University, China
Pornchai Chunhachinda – Thammasat University, Thailand
Ephraim Clark – Middlesex University Business School, UK
George Constantinides – University of Chicago, USA
James Cummings – Macquarie University, Australia
Serge Darolles – Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Chanaka Edirisinghe – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Elyas Elyasiani – Temple University, USA
Walter Farkas – University of Zurich, Switzerland
Bill Francis – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Anthony Yanxiang Gu – State University of New York, USA
Zhaoyang Gu – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
John Hall – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Terrence Hallahan – Victoria University, Australia
Gikas Hardouvelis – University of Piraeus, Greece
Soosung Hwang – Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Can Inci – Bryant University, USA
Hideki Iwaki – Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Petko Kalev – La Trobe University, Australia
Kiridaran Kanagaretnam – York University, Canada
Olga Kandinskaia – CIIM, Cyprus
Mehmet Karan – Hacettepe University, Turkey
Johan Knif – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Robert Korajczyk – Northwestern University, USA
Yoram Kroll – Ono Academic College (OAC), Israel
Lawrence Kryzanowski – Concordia University, Canada
Van Son Lai – Laval University, Canada
Woon Leung – Cardiff Universit, UK
Yueh-Neng Lin – National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Christodoulos Louca – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Tim Loughran – Notre Dame, USA
Radu Lupu – Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Didier Maillard – CNAM, France
Anastasios Malliaris – Loyola University Chicago, USA
Minna Martikainen – Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Robert Mathieu – Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
William Megginson – University of Oklahoma, USA
Roni Michaely – Cornell University, USA
David Michayluk – University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Nikolaos T. Milonas – University of Athens, Greece
Usha Mittoo – University of Manitoba, Canada
Imad Moosa – RMIT University, Australia
Louis Murray – University College Dublin, Ireland
Silvia Muzzioli – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Nandkumar Nayar – Lehigh University, USA
Christos Negakis – University of Macedonia, Greece
Andreas Oehler – Bamberg University, Germany
Steven Ongena – University of Zurich & Swiss Finance Institute, Switzerland
Edgar Ortiz – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Andrzej Palczewski – University of Warsaw, Poland
Dan Palmon – The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Stylianos Perrakis – Concordia University, Canada
Dionisis Philippas – ESSCA Grand Ecole de Management, France
Nikolaos Philippas – University of Piraeus, Greece
Sunil Poshakwale – Cranfield University, UK
Leszek Preisner – AGH, Poland
Agnieszka Pres-Perepeczo – The University of Szczecin, Poland
Timothy Riddiough – University of Wisconsin, USA
Gordon Roberts – York University, Canada
Patrick Roger – University of Strasbourg, France
Wendy Rotenberg – University of Toronto, Canada
Ghulame Rubbaniy – Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Richard Saito – Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Peter Scholz – Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany
Sanjay Sehgal – University of Delhi, India
Yoko Shirasu – Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Ajai Singh – University of Central Florida, USA
Frank Skinner – Brunel University, UK
Hui Sono – James Madison University, USA
Theodore Sougiannis – University of Illinois, USA
David Stolin – University of Toulouse, France
Raul Susmel – University of Houston, USA
Lorne Switzer – Concordia University, Canada
Malick Sy – RMIT University, Australia
Samuel Szewczyk – Drexel University, USA
OnKit Tam – RMIT University, Australia
Alireza Tourani-Rad – Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dimitris Tsouknidis – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Sami Vähämaa – University of Vaasa, Finland
Mika Vaihekoski – University of Turku, Finland
Willem Verschoor – VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Uwe Walz – Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
Shuye Wang – Renmin University of China, China
Jason Wei – University of Toronto, Canada
Chaopeng Wu – Xiamen University, China
Yukihiro Yasuda – Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Yin-Hua Yeh – National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yildiray Yildirim – Baruch College-CUNY, USA
Ania Zalewska – University of Bath, UK

Research Director-CAFRAL

Center for Advanced Financial Research and Analysis (CAFRAL)
Research Director, CAFRAL

Last Date to Apply December 01, 2017

The Center for Advanced Financial Research and Analysis (CAFRAL), which is promoted by the Reserve Bank of India, is based in Mumbai, India. Its mandate is to build intellectual capacity in macroeconomics and finance and support policy analysis at the Reserve Bank of India. Information about CAFRAL can be found at our website:

JOB DESCRIPTION: CAFRAL is looking to hire multiple economists as Research Directors in the above fields. Research Directors are expected to produce high quality research for publication in internationally reputed journals as well as support internal policy analysis. Successful candidates will required to have excellent research and communication skills.

We are open to hiring at all levels – from recent PhD’s to senior applicants. Salary and remuneration will be commensurate with experience and achievement of the candidate and will be highly competitive.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a PhD in economics, finance, or a related discipline; or be a PhD candidate in economics, finance, or a related discipline preparing to defend dissertation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their skills in conducting research through recent research paper(s) or a Ph.D. thesis. Fields of particular interest to CAFRAL are macroeconomics, monetary economics, monetary policy, financial economics, international finance, or econometrics. Applicants for senior appointments should have published extensively in top-tier refereed journals and have a proven track record. Researchers or faculty members who are interested in visiting positions during their sabbatical leave are also welcome to apply. Indian citizenship is not a requirement for these positions.

JEL Classifications:
C — Mathematical and Quantitative Methods E — Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics F — International Economics G — Financial Economics J — Labor and Demographic Economics

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vita, job market paper, recent research papers, and three letters of reference. To apply, click on the following link:

Application Deadline: December 01, 2017

EFMA-Milan, June 27-30, 2018

Call For Papers
European Financial Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting

June 27-30, 2018, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington

The European Financial Management Association will hold its 27th Annual Meeting at the School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, ITALY, June 27-30, 2018.

EFMA2018 Distinguished Lecture on Asset Pricing (open to everyone)
Speaker: Professor George M. Constantinides, University of Chicago and NBER
Title: “What Information Drives Asset Prices”

EFMA PhD Keynote Lectures on Coprorate and Asset Pricing (open to everyone)
Professor Mara Faccio, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management
Professor: Lu Zhang, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

RESEARCH PAPERS: Members and friends of the Association are invited to participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting. You are encouraged to submit research papers in all areas of Finance.

AWARDS: The Association will present the EFMA Conference Award ($3,000), GARP Risk Management Award ($2,500), EURONEXT Capital Markets Award (Euro 1,500), LANG Corporate Award ($2,000) & PhD Student Award ($2,000).

SPECIAL SESSIONS: In addition to the regular academic sessions, the program will include panel discussions, tutorial lectures, and invited presentations. The goals of these special sessions are to enhance the exchange of ideas between academicians and practitioners, to provide a forum for discussion of special topics and to offer educational opportunities for conference participants. Submit your proposal for a special session by writing to the Program Co-Chairs.

PUBLICATION: A set of papers presented at the meeting will be invited by the 2018 Program Co-Chairs to be considered for publication in the European Financial Management journal, in cooperation with the Managing Editor. All selected papers with authors’ approval will be blind refereed.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Submit two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s. Submission should contain: The title, name(s) of the author(s), complete address(s), EFM classification codes (available on our website) and E-mail addresses for each author. Please indicate which author(s) will attend and which author will present the paper. Multiple submissions by any author (whether joint or single-authored) will reduce the chance that any of their papers will be on the program. Please also denote your research areas (using EFM classification codes) that you would like to serve as a session chair and/or discussant. If your paper is accepted, you are expected to act as chair/or discussant in your field of research.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018. Papers will be blind reviewed and authors will be notified by March 4, 2018. Please submit your paper electronically to the European Financial Management Association Conference at:

Elena Beccalli and Ettore Croci
Program Co-Chairs EFMA2018 Meetings
School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan, Italy

25th Global Finance Conference, Paris July 3-5, 2018

Call For Papers and Proposals
The 25th Global Finance Conference

July 3-5, 2018, ESSCA School of Management, Paris, France


The Global Finance Association and the ESSCA School of Management are pleased to announce the 25th Global Finance Conference in Paris, France, July 3-5, 2018.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Finn E. Kydland, the 2004 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences and The Jeff Henley Professor at University of California – Santa Barbara ( is our keynote speaker.

Papers/proposals in the following categories are solicited:
1. Competitive Papers: Complete paper submitted by deadline; (for Best Paper Awards).
2. Work-in-Progress: Abstract submitted by 1/31/2018; completed by Conference date.
3. Proposal for Panel, Workshop, Tutorial.
4. Doctoral Students Papers: One of the top awards is for this category.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper/proposal electronically via the Global Finance Conference website: The first page of your paper/proposal shall contain the title, track identification number (see conference topics below) and authors’ names, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax numbers. The body of the paper shall not have any author’s identification and must begin with the paper title and abstract. All entries will be refereed. Authors of accepted papers may submit a two-page detailed abstract for the 2018 GFC e-Proceedings. The top six (6) papers presented at the Conference would be awarded on a competitive basis and authors of the best papers may be asked to submit their papers for consideration by the Global Finance Journal.

TOPICS: 1. Accounting/Auditing Issues and Taxation
2. Asset Allocation/Sovereign Funds/Hedge Funds/ETFs/SWFs
3. Banking & Financial Services/Investment Banking
4. BRICS, MIST, MINT, NEXT 11, PIIGS, SANE and Emerging Markets
5. Corporate Governance/Executive Compensation & Economic/Financial Inequality
6. Cyber Security and Global Finance & Banking
7. Derivatives/Financial Engineering
8. Efficiency/Behavior/Valuation/Pricing
9. E-Finance/M-Finance/ Digital Money/Bitcoin – Blockchain, E-Learning – Best Practices
10. Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital
11. Financial Markets integration/Linkages/Segmentation
12. Foreign Currency Issues – Monetary Economics
13. Global Financial Crises, Imbalances
14. Interest-Free – Islamic Finance/Banking
15. IPOs/SEOS/Stock buybacks/Privatization – Crowdfunding
16. Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate and State SWFs
17. Portfolio Flows and Foreign Direct Investment
18. Risk/Debt Issues/Insurance/Reinsurance
19. Real Estate Finance /REITs, Crowdfunding, International RE & Alternative
20. Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibilities, and Ethics

Manuchehr Shahrokhi, California State University – Fresno, CA, USA
Wael LOUHICHI, ESSCA School of Management, Paris, FRANCE
Ehsan Nikbakht, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA
K.C. Chen, California State University – Fresno, CA, USA
li Fatemi, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Reena Aggarwal Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Christian Andres WHU Koblenz – GERMANY
Ted Azarmi University of Tubingen – GERMANY
Recep Bildik Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange, TURKEY
Rita Biswas State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
Rumpa Biswas Texas Tech University, Texas, USA
Sabri Boubaker Champagne School of Management, FRANCE
Alejanda Cabello UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO
Rosita Chang University of Hawaii – USA
Huifang Cheng Zhejiang Univ. of Technology Hangzhou, CHINA
Ephraim Clark Middlesex University London, UK
Kevin Daly University of Western Sydney
Rudy De Winne Louvain School of Management, BELGIUM
Krishnan Dandapani Florida International University – USA
Maria De Boyrie New Mexico State University, NM, USA
Jocelyn Evans College of Charleston, VA, USA
Tony Figueiredo Nova Southeastern University in Florida
Iraj Fooladi Dalhousie University – CANADA
Pascal Francois HEC Montreal, CANADA
Michael Frenkel WHU Koblenz – GERMANY
Rakesh Gupta Griffith University – AUSTRALIA
Can (John) Inci Bryant University – USA
Fredj Jawadi University of Evry, FRANCE
Yong H. Kim University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Shahriar Khaksari Suffolk University, Boston, MA, USA
Mezinae Lasfer Cass Business School, UK
Edward Lawrence Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Brian Lucey Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND
Arvind Mahajan Texas A&M University – USA
Sushanta Mallick Queen Mary University of London, UK
Guido Max Mantovani Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, ITALY
Jennifer Miele California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Franck Moraux University of Rennes 1, FRANCE
Vinh Nguyen California State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Edgar Ortiz UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO
Maria Pacurar Dalhousie University, CANADA
Ali M. Parhizgari Florida International University – USA
Sunil S. Poshakwale Cranfield University – UK
Ghon Rhee University of Hawaii – USA
Igor P. Rivera ITESM – MEXICO
Jodonnis Rodriguez Eastern Michigan University, Michigan, USA
Yochanan Shachmurove City University of New York – CUNY – USA
John Shutt Leeds Beckett University – UK
Andrew C. Spieler Hofstra University – USA
Lorne Switzer Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA
Omar Sy Dalhousie University, CANADA
Adam Szyszka Warsaw School of Economics – POLAND
Amine Tarazi Universite de Limoges – FRANCE
Yiuman Tse University of Missouri – St. Louis, MO, USA
Gautam Vora University of New Mexico – USA
Dorota Witkowska University of Lodz – POLAND
Harry Xia California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Professor & Chair, Finance Department
ESSCA School of Management
Paris, France

Professor & Executive Director
Global Finance Association – Conference