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IFABS 2014

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June 18, 2014 June 20, 2014


Lisbon, Portugal [Map it]



 6th International Conference

 "Alternative Futures for Global Banking: Competition, Regulation and Reform"

ISCTE Business School - Lisbon, Portugal

18-20 June, 2014

 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


Financial Intermediation

Corporate Governance

International Corporate Finance

Corporate Investment Decision

Efficiency & Productivity Analysis

Financial Integration

Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Econometrics

Corporate Finance

Market Microstructure

Risk Management

Global Risk Markets


Financial Policy


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 by 1st March, 2014.


Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission  1 March 2014 
Notification of Acceptance 15 April 2014
Early Registration Deadline (for inclusion in the Conference Program)         15 May 2014
Submissions to JBF Special issue (for the accepted papers only) 9-30 July 2014
Conference Dates 18-20 June 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