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Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development: Conference and Call for Papers


The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development (University of Southampton, UK) and the Money, Macro, Finance Research Group are inviting paper submissions for presentation at the 2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2013), hosted by the Centre on 6 March 2013 in the Guildhall, Winchester, UKand for publication in a Special Issue on ‘Banking and the Economy’ in the International Review of Financial Analysis.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Charles A. E. Goodhart, CBE, FBA
  • The Right Hon. Dr. Vince Cable, Secretary of Business
  • Professor Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Mr Georg Fahrenschon, President of the German Savings Bank Association.

Papers submitted for the conference will be considered for a dedicated special issue of the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA), guest edited by Professor Richard A. Werner, Chair in International Banking, University of Southampton, and Director of the Centre, due to be published in 2013. The conference is also open to delegates that do not present papers. Papers are welcome on theoretical and empirical topics, examining all aspects of recent developments in banking, international banking, finance and banking, and the linkage between banking and the economy, especially, but not exclusively, on the following themes: –

  • Reconsidering banking and its role in the world economy
  • International issues in banking and financial intermediation –
  • Macro-prudential regulation
  • Banking crises – causes, warning signs and remedies
  • Bank regulation: goals, tools and lessons
  • Banks and hedge fund activity
  • Reconsidering monetary policy in a post-crisis environment
  • Interest rates and economic growth
  • The missing link: How to integrate banking into macroeconomic and policy models
  • Bonuses, incentives and bank performance – What makes banks special?
  • Policy tools to influence bank credit
  • Weak loan growth – caused by weak credit supply or weak demand?
  • Local banking and relationship banking
  • Monetary reform and 100% reserve banking

Submission Details: The submission deadline for full papers is 15 January, 2013

Please submit electronically here  choosing as Article Type “International banking” in the drop-down menu. Please note that the submission fee is waived for this conference/special issue.

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