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FINEST 2017 Conference

Start date

End date

September 27, 2017 September 28, 2017


Trani, Italy [Map it]


In occasion of the fifth anniversary of its establishment, FINEST is organizing its first Conference. The LUM University Jean Monnet will host the conference between the 27 and 28 September 2017 in Trani (Bari), i.e. is a wonderful small town in the south of Italy and it is 30 minutes by car from the Bari international airport.

We are very pleased to invite you to submit papers in all areas related to financial intermediation. Both theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas, which include (but are not limited) to:

• Banking
• Capital Structure
• Commercial and Asset-based Finance
• Corporate Governance
• Complex Banking Products and Financial Engineering
• Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
• Exchange Rates
• Financial Stability
• Insurance
• Microfinance and Economic Development
• Monetary Policy and Central Banking
• Financial Regulation and Supervision
• Risk Management  

Your contribution to the FINEST 2017 Conference as a presenter, discussant or session chair is greatly appreciated. In addition to the regular sessions of academic research, the program will also include a Young Economist Session (YES).

Keynote Speakers

  • Manju Puri, J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Director of the FDIC's Center for Financial Research.
  • Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance at the Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).

Publication Opportunities

The 2017 FINEST conference is offered in partnership with: 

  • The Conference organizers in collaboration with the editors of the Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) will invite the authors of selected conference papers to submit their manuscripts to the JFS. Although there is no special issue associated with the Conference, the editorial team of the journal will ensure the selected papers undergo a fast-track review process while maintaining the otherwise regular editorial, refereeing, and revision standards of the journal. This special consideration is granted in light of the anticipated high caliber of the papers in the Conference program.
  • A special issue of Economic Modelling (EM) on the Conference theme will be published. Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the normal journal review process and the journal’s usual submission fee will apply.

Key Dates

Submission Procedure Open 1 March 2017
Deadline for Paper/Detailed Abstract Submission 2 April 2017
Notification of Acceptance by 1 May 2017
Early-Bird Registration Deadline 15 May 2017
Conference Program Disclosure 10 June 2017
Papers Final Version Due Deadline 1 September 2017
Gala Dinner 28 September 2017
Conference Dates from 9 am of September 27th
to 6 pm of September 28th, 2017