This year, IFABS will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary in Nottingham, United Kingdom at the East Midlands Conference Centre. From the June 26 - 28, 2013, experts from over 60 countries around the world will come together in this historic city to consider, collaborate and create ideas and solutions for the coming years. The 2013 conference is being organised in collaboration with the University of Leicester, the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick, in association with the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Our theme this year is one which resounds across all finance and economic sectors:
"The Search for Financial Stability: Models, Policies and Prospects"
- What is stability and is it a desirable state?
- How can governments, business and universities contribute to change of the current situation in order to restore strength and confidence?
- Do traditional models still apply?
- What might the structure and shape of the financial system look like in the future?
These are some of the questions which will be addressed in June 2013. We expect an interesting and lively debate to demonstrate the progressive thinking which our conferences are known for. In addition to enlightening debates, our members enjoy making the most of the networking opportunities and friendly atmosphere IFABS fosters. As in previous years, there will be an exciting social programme, promising food and performance to help the ideas flow and friendship grow!
The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of papers relating to all aspects of banking and finance. Both theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas which include, but are not limited to:
- Asset Pricing
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Investment Decision
- Efficiency & Productivity Analysis
- Emerging Market
- Financial Crises
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Intermediation
- Financial Policy
- Financial Regulation
- Global Risk Markets
- High Frequency Finance
- International Corporate Finance
- International Financial Integration
- Macro-financial Linkages
- Market Microstructure
- Mathematical & Computational Modelling
- Risk Management
Special Issue in the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF)
A special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF) on the conference theme will be published under the Guest Editorship of Meryem Duygun, Ingmar Nolte, Filipa Sá and Mohamed Shaban.
Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the normal journal reviewing process and the journal’s usual submission fee will apply. Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged to submit their papers to the JBF special issue. Additional details for the submission procedure are available at the Conference website.
- Prof. Lord May – Oxford OM AC Kt FRS, University of Oxford
- Dr Alexandros Vardoulakis – European Central Bank and Banque de France
- Martin Brooke – Head of International Finance Division Bank of England
Awards and Grants
William F. Sharpe Best Paper Award
The best paper drawn from the papers presented at the IFABS 2013 Conference will be presented in the name of “William F. Sharpe Best Paper Award” in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Professor William F Sharpe, the winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, to the field of economics and finance over 50 years. The prize includes an honorarium award.
IFABS Best Doctoral Paper Award
IFABS Best Doctoral Paper Award will be given to the best paper written by a PhD student. The prize includes an honorarium award.
The Conference chairs welcome proposals for special sessions, roundtables and panel discussions. At IFABS 2012, special topical sessions were organised by fellow colleagues from the Bank of England, Federal Reserve Board, Bank of France, Bank of Spain, Lancaster University's GOLCER and University of Bangor.