2014 Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers [transcript]

Alternative Futures for Global Banking: Competition, Regulation and Reform

ISCTE Business School, Lisbon - Portugal

June 18-20, 2014

Special issue in Journal of Banking and Finance


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Thomas Noe, Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford
Mr. Jonathan Rosenthal, International Banking Editor, The Economist


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The IFABS 2014 is jointly organized by the ISCTE Business School, ISCTE-IUL Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, University of Leicester School of Management, Cass Business School, City University and University of Molise in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, on 18-20 June, 2014.

IFABS is one of the world’s leading organisations dedicated to the promotion of research and understanding of banking and finance. Established in the UK its purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of banking and finance for economic development and the wellbeing of members of society. It achieves this by providing a forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major financial and banking challenges and networking amongst academics, policy-makers, research students and practitioners.


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
• Financial Crises
• Financial Regulation
• Emerging Market
• Macro-financial Linkages
• Behavioral Finance
• Mathematical & Computational Modelling     

• Banking
• Financial Intermediation
• Corporate Governance
• International Corporate Finance
• Corporate Investment Decision
• Efficiency & Productivity Analysis
• Financial Integration
• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Corporate Finance
• Market Microstructure
• Risk Management
• Global Risk Markets
• Securitization
• Financial Policy
• Globalization

The deadline for submission of completed papers or extended abstracts using the Conftool system at the Conference website is 1st March 2014.


A special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF) on the conference theme will be published under the Guest Editorship of Mohamed Azzim, Andrew Clare, Meryem Duygun, and Alberto Pozzolo.

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.


In connection with the IFABS 2014 Conference, a pre-conference IFABS Doctoral Tutorial will take place on 17 June, 2014, with the generous support of the ISCTE Business School.

The Pre-Conference Doctoral Tutorial will be taught by Professor Robert (Bob) DeYoung, Capitol Federal Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Kansas, US. Prof DeYoung is co-Editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; and a Senior Research Fellow at the FDIC's Center for Financial Research.

There will be a session on “How to write world-class papers” end of the tutorial. We acknowledge the support of Elsevier for this special presentation.


The best paper drawn from the papers presented at the IFABS 2014 Conference will be the IFABS 2014 Best Paper Award.

IFABS Best Doctoral Paper Award will be given to the best paper written by a PhD student. IFABS Best Poster Paper Award will be given to the best poster presented. All awards include an honorarium.


The Conference chairs welcome proposals from policy-makers and academics for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Previous IFABS Conferences had successful topical sessions organized by fellow colleagues at central banks and universities.

If you would like to organize a special session, please email your proposal to IFABS2014@iscte.pt by 1st March, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon.

IFABS 2014 Conference Chairs

Mohamed Azzim, ISCTE Business School, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Andrew Clare, Cass Business School, City University, UK

Meryem Duygun, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK

Alberto Pozzolo, Department of Economics, University of Molise, Italy