European Conference on Banking and the Economy

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  • The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development (University of Southampton, UK) is inviting paper submissions for presentation at the European Conference on Banking and the Economy, hosted by the Centre on 29 September 2011, and for publication in a Special Issue on ‘Banking and the Economy’ in the International Review of Financial Analysis.

    Confirmed keynote speaker: Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, Financial Services Authority.

    The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development, University of Southampton, will host the European Conference on Banking and the Economy on 29 September 2011. Papers submitted for the conference will be considered for a dedicated special issue of the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA), guest edited by Professor Richard A. Werner, Chair in International Banking, University of Southampton, and Director of the Centre, and due to be published in 2012.

    Papers are welcome on theoretical and empirical topics, examining all aspects of recent developments in banking, international banking, finance and banking, and the linkage between banking and the economy, especially, but not exclusively, on the following themes:

    • Reconsidering banking and its role in the world economy
    • International issues in banking and financial intermediation
    • Why the recurring banking crises?
    • Bank regulation: goals, tools and lessons
    • Banks and hedge fund activity
    • Reconsidering monetary policy instruments in a post-crisis environment
    • Banking crisis early-warning models: lessons and innovations
    • The missing link: How to integrate banking into macroeconomic and policy models
    • Bonuses, incentives and bank performance
    • Bank behaviour, micro vs. macro
    • What makes banks special?
    • Weak loan growth – caused by weak credit supply or weak demand?

    Submission Details

    The submission deadline for full papers is 8 July, 2011. Please prepare papers in compliance with the format of IRFA and submit electronically at:,choosing as Article Type “International banking” in the drop-down menu.

    Please note that the submission fee is waived for this conference/special issue. MMF will refund the reasonable travelling expenses of UK-based academics and PhD students to attend this meeting (equivalent of saver train tickets). See also For questions, please contact


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