FDIC call for papers

Call For Papers
FDIC’s Center for Financial Research and the JFSR 17th Annual Fall Research Conference

September 7 – 8, 2017, Arlington, Virginia

The FDIC’s Center for Financial Research and the JFSR invite submissions for the 17th Annual Fall Research Conference to be held in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017.

TOPICS: The program committee invites theoretical and empirical papers on issues related to the performance and regulation of the financial sector including, but not limited to, the following:
– Deposit insurance
– Financial sector performance
– Trends in financial products, services, and technology
– Systemic risk and financial system resilience
– Governance and compensation practices in the financial sector
– Risk measurement
– Assessing Dodd Frank regulatory reforms
– Trends in industry competition and market structure
– Interaction between regulation and the cost and availability of credit

In conjunction with the conference, we are seeking papers for a Special Session on the technical aspects of Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements in Basel III. For this session, the program committee encourages the submission of papers that address topics on risk measurement, the implementation of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, and the implications of these requirements for regulated institutions and shadow banks.

PAPER SELECTION: Papers will be selected for presentation based on reviews by FDIC Economists, associate editors of the JFSR, and the organizing committee (Rosalind Bennett, Manju Puri, and Haluk Unal).

Selected papers may be invited for submission to the JFSR.

Expenses for travel, food, and lodging will be reimbursed for paper presenters. Papers must be received by June 19, 2017. Authors will be notified about the status of their papers by August 1, 2017.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please go to: https://fdicsurveys.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0vnAXLsQPmwvvFj

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, contact Rosalind Bennett at (202) 898-7160 or BankResearchCnf2017@fdic.gov

Call For Papers European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Call For Papers
European Financial Management – Special Issue: “Corporate Policies and Asset Prices”

Guest Editor: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Special Issue is to publish high quality papers on the interaction between corporate policies and asset pricing. Topics suitable for the Special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Empirical studies on the relations between firm characteristics and expected securities returns
– Factor models and their applications in the asset management industry
– Explanations of asset pricing anomalies, neoclassical or behavioral
– Asset pricing implications of corporate policies
– The impact of time-varying risk premiums or investor sentiment on corporate decisions
– Equilibrium asset pricing with production

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be handled by Professor Lu Zhang, the Guest Editor of the special issue, and will go through the journal’s (fast-track) standard blind review process.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical research papers electronically (two (2) files in PDF format: (1) Complete paper and (2) Paper without the name/s and affiliation/s of author/s) via the EFMA website: http://efmaefm.org/0EFMJOURNAL/submissions/submissions.php indicating with a note that their paper should be considered from the EFM Special Issue. All submitted papers must include an abstract of 100 words explaining the contribution of the paper.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2017

CORRESPONDENCE: Address all correspondence to:

Professor Lu Zhang
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
760A Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
Email: zhanglu@fisher.osu.edu

GUEST EDITOR: Professor Lu Zhang, Ohio State University

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance and Special Issue of Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

June 1st – 2nd, 2017, Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business, Hoboken, NJ (USA)

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology in association with the Stevens Venture Center is delighted to host the International Conference “Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance”, June 1st – 2nd , 2017 at the Lawrence T. Babbio Center, 525 River Street, Hoboken, NJ (USA).

RESEARCH PAPERS: Traditional venture capital is a major provider of financing to innovative new companies and a catalyst of growth. However, in the aftermath of the financial crisis new sources of financing have substantially pushed the envelope of financing sources available to new ventures. Business angels and angels groups, crowdfunding, incubators and accelerators and the disrupting advent of Fintech have massively widened the menu of funding channels creating a new eco-system for new ventures, with deep implications for both investors and entrepreneurs and ultimately for global growth.

The conference solicits submissions of high-quality, original papers that shed light on the ongoing transformation of startups financing, with a special emphasis on the role of Fintech as a major driver of change. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:

1) Is there a pecking order in approaching investors by new entrepreneurs?
2) Are different sources of financing complements or substitutes?
3) Is the Fintech revolution transforming new venture financing?
4) Is the fundraising process for Fintech startups different?
5) What is the role of crowdfunding in the financing of new ventures?
6) What are the relationship between angel investors, angel groups and venture capitalist?
7) Are returns affected by the sources of financing?
8) Is regulation keeping up with this changing environment?

AWARDS: The “Pietro Giovannini” Memorial Prize in the amount of $ 1,500 will be awarded to the presenter of the best paper.

Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA.
Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK.

FORMAT: The Conference registration desk will open on Wednesday May 31st with a cocktail reception from 6 to 8pm. Thursday June 1st will host parallel session, and the gala dinner. Friday will be devoted to parallel sessions, in the morning, Prof. Lerner keynote speech during the luncheon and a roundtable in the afternoon with venture capitalists, Fintech executives, advisors, entrepreneurs and renowned scholars.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: A set of papers presented at the Conference will be invited for consideration in a Special Issue of “Venture Capital. An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance” by the Guest Editors Douglas Cumming, York University, Stefano Bonini, Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business, USA, and Vincenzo Capizzi, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy in cooperation with the Managing Editor Colin Mason, University of Glasgow, UK. All selected papers will be blind refereed accordingly with the standards and the policy of the journal.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your paper in a complete (including author information) and a blind version at https://hq.ssrn.com/conference=Trends-Entre-Fin-Stevens no later April 3rd. Papers will be reviewed anonymously and authors will be notified of the decision by April 15th, 2017.

Presenting authors are expected to discuss another paper.

REGISTRATION: The early bird registration fee for the conference is $ 250 for registrations received by April 20th, 2017. The regular conference registration fee is $300 and the deadline for registration is May 1st, 2017. The conferenceregistration fee for PhD students is $ 100. Papers from authors who do not register on time will be withdrawn from the program.

The conference registration fee includes breaks, meals and a gala dinner.

FURTHER INFORMATION: If you want your paper to be considered for publication in the Special Issue of the Venture Capital Journal, please indicate this in your submission email.

Please note that the presentation at the conference does not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in the Journal “Venture Capital” and attending the conference itself is not a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue.

Luisa Alemany, ESADE Business School
Stefano Bonini, Stevens Institute of Technology
Tiago Botelho, Norwich Business School
Vincenzo Capizzi, Universita del Piemonte Orientale
Annalisa Croce, Politecnico di Milano
Douglas Cumming, York University
Renato Giovannini, Universita Marconi
Alexander Groh, EMLYON Business School
Richard Harrison, University of Edinburgh
Sofia Johan, York University
Sophie Manigart, Ghent University
Colin Mason, University of Glasgow
Armin Schwienbacher, SKEMA Business School
Jeffrey Sohl, University of New Hampshire
Tereza Tykvova, University of Hohenheim
Elisa Ughetto, Politecnico di Torino
Peter Wirtz, University of Lyon
Simona Zambelli, University of Bologna

Stefano Bonini, Stevens Institute of Technology
Vincenzo Capizzi, Universita del Piemonte Orientale
Douglas Cumming, York University
Richard Harrison, University of Edinburgh
Colin Mason, University of Glasgow
Simona Zambelli, University of Bologna

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Business – located in Hoboken, NJ, directly across the Hudson River from New York City – is an AACSB accredited institution with a special focus on finance and technology. It offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD courses and several of its graduate programs have been ranked among the top 10 in the country. The School hosts the Hanlon Financial Systems Center with two state of the art Financial Systems Labs created to apply systems thinking and related methods to analyze, understand and characterize the behavior of the complex global financial system. The Center is the result of a generous gift by Stevens Trustee and Alumnus, Sean Hanlon, and integrates the latest hardware and software technologies, accessing real-time data and historical data, supporting innovative research into the most common and urgent problems in contemporary finance.

15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Dec 2017

Call For Papers
15th International Paris Finance Meeting – Paris December 2017 Finance Meeting

DEADLINE: June 5, 2017

The 15th Paris December Finance Meeting is organized in downtown Paris on December 21, 2017 by EUROFIDAI (European Financial Data Institute) and ESSEC Business School with the participation of AFFI (French Finance Association).

It is jointly sponsored by CERESSEC / CDC Institute for Economic Research / CNRS / Institut Louis Bachelier / Fondation Banque de France in Money, Finance and Banking / Equipex BEDOFIH project (European high frequency financial database) / Amundi / Ardian / Natixis / Societe Generale.

TOPICS: All researchers in finance are invited to present in English their latest research in all areas of finance and insurance: Asset Pricing, Banking/Financial Intermediation, Bankruptcy, Behavioral Finance, Capital Structure, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Ethical Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Analyst, Financial Crisis, Financial Econometrics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risks, Hedge Funds/Mutual Funds, Historical Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, International Finance, Investment Policy/Capital Budgeting, Market Microstructure / Liquidity, Merger and Acquisition, Ownership, Payout Policy, Portfolio Management, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Banking Regulation and Systemic Risk, Risk Management, Security Issuance/IPO.

In previous years, approximately one in six submitted papers was accepted. The Paris December Finance Meeting is one of the top 2 European conferences in terms of the quality of the papers presented.

Prizes will be awarded for the best papers.

PhD and job market paper sessions will also be organized, so all job market and PhD papers are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Only on line submissions will be considered for the 2017 Paris December Finance Meeting. Before filling the application form, please read the following instructions:

Prepare 2 files in pdf format:
– An anonymous version of the paper (the complete paper without the name(s) of the author(s), without the acknowledgements and without any indication of author’s affiliation)
– A complete version of the paper including the following information: title, name(s) of the author(s), abstract, keywords, email address for each author, complete address(es)
– The abstract you will fill in the submission form is limited to 150 words.
– To complete your submission you will have to classify your paper according to a list of keywords. This choice will define the session referees judging your paper.
– Each submission will be charged 45 Euro.

TO SUBMIT, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE MEETING: http://www.paris-december.eu/paris-december-2017.html

DEADLINE: Papers must be submitted on line by June 5, 2017

PAPER DIFFUSION: Accepted papers will be posted on the Financial Economic Network (SSRN) and the website of EUROFIDAI.

World Finance Conference: Calls for papers


July, 26-28, 2017
Location: Università degli studi di Cagliari
Submission Deadline: DECEMBER 12, 2016 


You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation consideration at the World    Finance Conference  (2017) that will take place on July  26-28, 2017 in Sardinia, Italy. This three days conference, hosted by Università degli studi di Cagliari, promotes the exchange of ideas in research, teaching, and managerial practices through formal presentations of research, discussions and   special  sessions.

AREAS OF INTEREST:  The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of finance, economics and Banking.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by  February  1, 2017.


The award will be given annually at the World Finance Conference Annual meeting and will recognize up to three papers:

-The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

-The runner-up (recognized with a plaque)

-One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)


The World Finance Conference is offering  two options to PhD Students participate in our events: PhD Sessions( full papers)  and  Doctoral Tutorial ( incomplete papers):

Phd Sessions  (Full papers): PhD students with completed papers, which includes literature review and statistics or models, can upload those papers on our platform. The World Finance Conference will organize a separated group of sessions only with PhD students from all the parts of the world, promoting the opportunity to discuss their researches and increase the network. The submissions must be done normally, choosing in the beginning of the submission the options “Student: Yes

Doctoral Tutorial (incomplete papers): The World Finance Conference also organizes a tutorial for PhD students as part of the Annual Meeting. We encourage PhD students to submit research proposals, or preliminary drafts, for one of their PhD essays and related to all the finance, economics and accounting areas. The Doctoral Tutorial will be chaired by a renamed group of top finance professors who will provide the students the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with other doctoral students and top academics finance professors. The authors must submit the papers in our platform and choose the option “Student: Yes” and also ” PhD Toturial”  in the end of “Topic Areas“.

In both cases the submission deadline is: December 12th, 2016

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.


João Paulo Vieito


World Finance Conference 


2016 European Conference on Household Finance

Call for Papers
CEPR European Conference on Household Finance
Paris, 9-10 September 2016
The CEPR, Copenhagen Business School, the Einaudi Institute for Economics
and Finance (EIEF), HEC
Paris, the Observatoire de l’Epargne Européenne (OEE), and the Swedish
House of Finance (SHoF) at the
Stockholm School of Economics are organizing the 2016 CEPR European
Conference on Household
Finance. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical research
and empirically motivated theoretical
research on household financial behavior and on how it is influenced by
other choices, government policies,
and the overall economic environment. We solicit papers in the following
areas, but other related areas may
also be considered:
• Asset allocation and debt behavior over the life cycle
• Financing retirement and the demographic transition
• Consumer indebtedness, financial distress, and default decisions
• Behavioral approaches to household finance
• Financial literacy and financial education programs
• Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
• International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
• Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers
Programme Committee
Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent E. Calvet
(HEC Paris, CFS, and
CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School, CFS, and CEPR), Christian
Gollier (Toulouse School of
Economics and OEE), Francisco Gomes (London Business School, CFS, and
CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF
and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio
Jappelli (University of
Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and
CEPR), Alex Michaelides
(Imperial College and CEPR), Monica Paiella (University of Naples
Parthenope), Tarun Ramadorai (Saïd
Business School, Oxford, OMI, and CEPR), Antoinette Schoar (MIT and NBER),
Paolo Sodini (Stockholm
School of Economics and SHoF), and Stijn van Nieuwerburgh (NYU Stern
School, CEPR, and NBER).
Local Organiser
Laurent E. Calvet (HEC Paris, CFS, and CEPR)
Conference Venue
The conference will be held at Eurosites Georges V, 28 avenue Georges V,
75008 Paris.
Conference Deadlines
Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on
Authors who are not
CEPR members can email their submission to Chloe Smith at csmith@cepr.org.
Please indicate in your
email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation
costs, or whether you will
require funding. The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (BST), Friday 27 May
Inclusion in the program will be confirmed by June 27, 2016. We expect to
be able to cover costs for
speakers and discussants and to provide some support for junior researchers.
Conference registration and hotel reservations will be organized by HEC
Paris. Information will be
posted as it becomes available.

Conference on Derivative Markets

11-12 August 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The Auckland Centre for Financial Research at the Auckland University of Technology will be hosting a two-day conference that focuses on derivative markets. We invite academics and professionals to submit papers that model/explain features of derivative markets.

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Futures Markets has dedicated a special issue to selected papers presented at the conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Robert I. Webb, University of Virginia, US

Best Paper Award NZD 2,000
Runner Up Award NZD 1,000

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Deadline for paper submission: 15 May 2016. Papers can be submitted via the conference website. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by June 15 2016.

REGISTRATION: Deadline for registration is 1 July 2016 (NZD350 Registration Fee).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.acfr.aut.ac.nz/conferences-and-events/derivative-markets-conference

Bart Frijns Professor of Finance, AUT University Director of the ACFR
Alireza Tourani-Rad, Professor of Finance, AUT University
Robert I. Webb, Professor of Finance, University of Virginia, US

Quantitative Methods in Finance (QMF 2016) Conference

December 13-16, Sydney

QMF 2015 will be held in Sydney in December 13-16 at Hilton Hotel, Sydney. This will be the 24th conference in this annual series, which has been bringing together many researchers from all over the world. The conference features an outstanding and high profile line-up of invited plenary speakers delivering some of the leading research in the field.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For Program, Pre-Conference Workshop and more details see: http://www.qfrc.uts.edu.au/qmf

REGISTRATION: For registration (Early bird deadline 15 September 2015) see: https://www.conferenceonline.com/bookingform/index.cfm?page=booking&object=conference&id=20641&bookingid=0&categorykey=A18A69AB-E913-4090-A015-0D6D9A31D489&CFID=1433399&CFTOKEN=e984be8dcc86e9da-729D9CA2-0AA9-B89D-D55E2A14ADD4267E

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Paper Submission (Deadline: 1 May 2016): See: https://www.conferenceonline.com/abstract/alogin/?clear=1&warehouse_id=1364

“Supervision, Market Discipline and the Challenge of Bank Profitability” Eighth International Banking Conference

October 24th, 2016, Bocconi University

Call for papers on “Supervision, Market Discipline and the Challenge of Bank Profitability” Eighth International Banking Conference.

Organized by Bocconi Baffi CAREFIN

Sponsored by Intesa-Sanpaolo

The BAFFI CAREFIN Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation at Universita Bocconi in Milan (Italy) announces a call for papers for its eighth International Banking Conference, to be held at Bocconi University on October 24th, 2016.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Danielle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)

Viral Acharya, New York University and NBER
Elena Carletti, Universita L. Bocconi and CEPR
Mark Flannery, University of Florida
Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina and ECGI
Nicola Gennaioli, Universita L. Bocconi
Philipp Hartmann, European Central Bank
Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University
Steven Ongena, University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR
George Pennacchi, University of Illinois

TOPICS: We are particularly interested in theoretical or empirical papers addressing the issue of banking supervision and market discipline, and the challenge of restoring bank profitability in a context of low rates, moderate growth and economic uncertainty while controlling the level of risk taking. We will consider topics which include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Regulatory supervision and enforcement: design and challenges.
– Effects of low or negative interest rates on banks’ profitability and funding.
– The interaction of market discipline and regulatory standards.
– Resolution mechanisms (bail-in and deposit insurance) and systemic risk.
– The impact of bail-in on banks’ cost of funding and banks’ risk-taking.
– Solvency and liquidity risk.
– The effects of macro-prudential and unconventional monetary policy on financial stability.
– The real effects of banking regulation.
– The shadow banking system’s implications for financial intermediation and regulation.
– The potential role of securitization in a re-regulated banking system.
– The challenge of non-performing loans (NPLs).
– The role of derivatives within the banking system.
– Banks versus financial markets in Europe and the implications of the Capital Market Union for the banking system.
– The relationship between sovereign and bank risk.

Quality research papers on other banking topics will be also considered.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Programs of the past three conferences can be found here: 2015, 2014, 2013.

SELECTION PROCESS AND DEADLINES: The deadline for submission of papers is May 16th, 2016. Papers should be sent to bafficarefin@unibocconi.it with an e-mail message entitled “BANK CALL”.

Selected authors will be notified by July 4th, 2016.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference that will be held at Bocconi University, Milan on October 24th, 2016. Travel and accommodation expenses (one author per paper) will be covered by the conference organisers.

A pre-conference dinner will be arranged on the evening of October 23rd to be held in the city center. An informal conference dinner will take place on the evening of October 24th.

Gregorio De Felice
Donato Masciandaro
Francesco Saita
Filippo De Marco


Ms. Erika Somma – Ms. Elena Suragni
Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation
Via Roentgen 1
20136 – Milan (ITALY)
Phone +39.02.5836.5306/5908
Fax +39.02.5836.5921
Email: bafficarefin@unibocconi.it

Tenth Annual Risk Management Conference

26 – 27 July 2016, Singapore

The Risk Management Institute (RMI) at the National University of Singapore invites submissions for its Tenth Annual Risk Management Conference in Singapore on 26 and 27 July2016. We are pleased to announce that financial assistance of up to SGD500 for airfare and 2 nights of hotel accommodation will be provided to overseas presenters at RMC2016.

OVERVIEW: This international conference will provide a platform for policy makers, regulators, industry executives, and researchers from academia and industry to enhance their risk management techniques, explore the latest investment strategies, and manage the fundamental regulatory changes in the financial sector.

The one and a half day scientific programme will start on the afternoon of 26 July and continue for a full day on 27 July. The morning of 26 July will feature a half day policy forum.

POLICY FORUM: A half day policy forum on the morning of 26 July aims to provide a platform for invited speakers and panellists from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia, who are experts in the field of financial risk management to share their insights on issues of interest to the risk management community.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME: The one and a half day scientific programme will follow the format of an academic conference. It will consist of submitted papers on the theme of financial risk management, to be reviewed and selected by an international panel of experts. Submitted papers must represent original and unpublished research. Concurrent sessions will be devoted to the dissemination of scientific findings.

TOPICS: Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Impact of regulation on financial markets and practice
– Understanding and modelling systemic risk
– Corporate risk management theory and practice
– Operational, market, and credit risks modelling
– Liquidity risks and their implications
– Risk management issues in derivatives, structured products and alternative investments
– Optimization and computational tools for risk management
– Statistical and econometric techniques for financial problems

The scientific program will also feature two or three invited plenary talks.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions may be made via the conference website. If you have any queries, please contact Ms. Shivani Nakhare at rminsr@nus.edu.sg. The submission deadline is 29 April 2016. The authors will be notified of the review committee’s decision by 27 May 2016.

CONFERENCE FEE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: The conference registration fee will be waived for all presenters and discussants. If overseas presenters require funding support, the organizers can provide airfare assistance of up to SGD500 and hotel accommodation for up to 2 nights.

– Prof. Stan Hurn (Queensland University of Technology)
– Prof. Raymond Kan (University of Toronto)

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, please visit http://www.rmi.nus.edu.sg/rmc