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February 12, 2013 Comments (0)

I found that this is a top-tier programme that prepares candidates for all different facets of the shipping business. It is delivered by world-class professors and shipping courses are taught in small classes compared to other Universities which greatly enhanced my learning experience. The programme helped me gain a global perspective and provided me with contemporary tools used in shippingContinue reading

The LIBOR/ TIBOR ‘Scandal’

February 12, 2013 Comments (0)

The large fine imposed on RBS last week suggests that a ‘scandal’ took place in the banking world over the setting of LIBOR. Yes – there was probably systematic mis-pricing of LIBOR which enabled some traders and some banks to profit at the expense of others. But the LIBOR issue simply highlights a much wider problem in financial markets whichContinue reading

The criminal responsibilities of … economists?

February 4, 2013 Comments (0)

Using the events of L’Aquila and the subsequent convictions of Italian seismologists as a starting point, Ioannis goes on to explore the extent to which economists could and should be held accountable for economic and financial turmoils. In case you have missed it, a few months ago it was widely reported in the media that half a dozen Italian seismologists were convictedContinue reading

Finance Conference at the ICMA Centre – Henley Business School attracts hundreds of researchers from around the world.

January 21, 2013 Comments (0)

The ICMA Centre-Henley Business School will be hosting the European Financial Management Association annual meeting on 26-29 June 2013. The closing deadline for submissions of  original research for inclusion in the conference program was January 15. The organisers have received an overwhelming response of 602 papers sent by academics and practitioners from 44 countries across 5 continents! The papers willContinue reading

Finance and the Middle Ages – Two new publications

January 15, 2013 Comments (0)

We are off to a great start to 2013 with two new publications from ICMA Centre Academic staff. The two articles are available now for download and in paper copy. The first article, Rich Pickings from Medieval Pilgrims, is available for download at the HistoryToday magazine’s website, and was written by ICMA Centre Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, and ProfessorContinue reading

DIIS Conference: Central Banking in the Context of the European Crisis

January 15, 2013 Comments (0)

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Richard Comotto, will be speaking at the upcoming conference organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies, titled Central Banking at a Crossroads: Europe and Beyond. The Conference will focus on the future of Central Banking in the post-crisis period and look at how to restore stability to financial systems. Richard Comotto will be a panellist inContinue reading

Gita Persand

January 15, 2013 Comments (0)

Gita Persand is a Lecturer in Finance and currently teaches on the undergraduate degree programmes, having previously taught at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton. She is the module convenor for Financial Modelling and for Introductory Finance. Gita holds a PhD in Risk Management from the ICMA Centre. Her research is in the areas of financial risk management and financialContinue reading

Speculative Bubbles and the Cross-Sectional Variation in Stock Returns

January 11, 2013 Comments (0)

Evidence suggests that rational, periodically collapsing speculative bubbles may be pervasive in stock markets globally, but there is no research that considers them at the individual stock level. In this study we develop and test an empirical asset pricing model that allows for speculative bubbles to affect stock returns. We show that stocks incorporating larger bubbles yield higher returns. TheContinue reading

2013 Series

January 10, 2013 Comments (0)

2012 Series

January 10, 2013 Comments (0)

All discussion papers are downloadable from this page in secure pdf format. If you have problems viewing a document, download the latest acrobat reader. Is there a Gold Social Seal? The Financial Effects of Additions to and Deletions from Social Stock Indices Reference: 2012-10 Authors: Konstantina Kappou, Ioannis Oikonomou This study investigates the financial effects of additions to and deletions fromContinue reading