Aim and Topics
The Conference aims to provide a forum for debate among researchers and policy makers from around the world on recent developments in various aspects of banking and finance. Topics of special interest, although not limited to the ones below, are:
- Bank management: Risk management, internal control, corporate governance & remuneration reforms, mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy, efficiency and performance, etc.
- Corporate Finance: capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, share repurchases, etc.
- Corporate Governance: board of directors, remuneration, shareholder voting, corporate governance regulations, etc.
- Financial Markets: Stock markets, Bond markets, Mutual funds, Globalization and integration, asset pricing, market volatility, behavioural finance, exchange rate markets, commodities markets, etc.
- Financial Regulation and Monetary policy: Basel III, macro-prudential regulation; monetary policy strategy under uncertainty; unconventional types of monetary policy, law and finance, the role of committees in setting monetary policy, financial reporting regulations, etc.
- Financial Stability: Competition, liquidity, pro-cyclicality; risk assessment (systemic; individual institutions); financial crises and resolution, etc.
- Institutional Environment: formal institutions (e.g. rule and law) and informal institutions (e.g. culture) and their impact on firm outcomes
- Real Estate Markets: House pricing & housing bubbles, property derivatives, real estate returns, real estate markets and the macroeconomy, etc.