IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference

Towards an Integrated View of Financial Regulation: Key Lessons from the Crisis and Future Challenges

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

July 15-17, 2017

Special issue in Journal of Banking and Finance


Keynote Speakers:

Dr NELLIE LIANG, Former Director, Financial Stability Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
PROFESSOR PAUL GROUT, Bank of England and University of Bristol


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are very pleased to invite you to the IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference, which will be hosted by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, on 15-17 July, 2017.

The International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Conferences aim to provide a forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major financial and banking challenges and networking amongst academics, policy-makers, research students and practitioners. Founded in 2008 in the United Kingdom, IFABS, with over 3,500 members from over 60 countries, is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to the promotion of research in banking and finance. The Society is recognised for the top quality research meetings and conferences it organises throughout the world. 


Conference Theme

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 nearly brought down the world’s financial system and necessitated colossal taxpayer-financed bailouts to bolster the banking industry. Despite these efforts, the resulting credit crunch turned, what was a severe economic downturn, into the worst recession in modern history. Nine years on, a second Great Depression has been prevented but the recovery has been feeble and financial stability conditions remain fragile.

The crisis has led to a wave of new financial regulations. Recent reforms have focussed on improved capital requirements, liquidity requirements, bank resolution and cross-border regulatory cooperation. While these reforms address important problems, the crisis and post-crisis years have provided new challenges for constructing an appropriate regulatory architecture. How to incorporate shadow banks into the regulatory framework? How to deal with increasingly complex and sophisticated financial institutions? How to better prepare for the potential failure of large cross-border institutions? How to design forward-looking prudential regulation (both micro and macro) that can adjust as new sources of systemic risks arise? How to elevate professional standards of conduct in the financial services industry?

The conference welcomes papers from across broad areas that discuss these challenges and make recommendations to improve financial regulation.

In addition to the papers directly related to the conference theme, the conference committee would also like to invite 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
• FinTech & Financial Stability
• Macro-financial Linkages
• Financial Econometrics
• Risk measures and stress testing
• Mathematical & Computational Modelling
• Financial Intermediation
• Corporate Finance
• Corporate Governance
• Market Microstructure
• Performance Measurement & Analysis
• Securitization
• Money and Liquidity
• Behavioural Finance

The deadline for submission of completed papers (preferably), or very detailed abstracts, is 15th March 2017. Kindly use the ConfTool system to submit your paper at:


Special Issue in Journal of Banking and Finance

A special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance on the conference theme will be published under the guest editorship of Jose Berrospide (Federal Reserve Board), Meryem Duygun (University of Nottingham), Thomas Noe (University of Oxford), and Mohamed Shaban (University of Sheffield). Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged to submit their papers to the Journal of Banking and Finance special issue. Papers submitted to the special issue should be submitted through the JBF website between 30 July and 30 October, 2017. The journal’s usual submission fee will apply. Papers should be original work not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in JBF and is subject to successfully addressing comments by referees and editors.

Best Paper Award

In line with the IFABS tradition, the best paper drawn from the papers presented at the conference will be awarded the IFABS Best Paper Award.


Special Sessions

The Conference chairs welcome proposals for special sessions, roundtables and panels. Please email your proposals to info@ifabs.org  by 15th March 2017.


Important Dates
15 March, 2017     Deadline for paper submissions
15 April, 2017     Notification of acceptance
30 April, 2017     Deadline for early registration for presenters
30 May, 2017     Final Conference registration deadline
15-17 July, 2017     IFABS 2015 Oxford Conference dates
30 July, 2017-30 Oct., 2017     Submissions to Journal of Banking and Finance special issue


We look forward to seeing you in Oxford, UK.

IFABS 2017 Oxford Conference Chairs:

Jose M. Berrospide, Federal Reserve Board

Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham

Thomas Noe, University of Oxford

Mohamed Shaban, University of Sheffield