Jan 28, 2014

CfP/J: Special issue on governance and risk in banking, Journal of Economics and Business Special Issue

Editor: Jens Hagendorff, University of Edinburgh

The Journal of Economics and Business invites submission of papers that deal with topics related to governance and risk in banking.

OVERVIEW: The financial crisis that started in 2007 has brought issues relating to corporate governance and risk-taking in the banking industry to the attention of researchers, policymakers and the wider public. Banking is increasingly becoming an industry with separate corporate governance standards from other industries. In the UK, a review conducted by Sir David Walker has made recommendations on board arrangements and the qualifications of board members as well as on the compensation arrangements of UK financial firms. Similarly, the Netherlands has had a Banking Code in place since 2010 that contains guidelines on the make-up of bank boards, including the qualification and training of board members and their remuneration. Additionally, US
compensation guidelines for CEOs and other senior executives at large banks come close to dictating compensation structures in banking. Consequently, we solicit papers that are in any area of governance and risk in the banking industry.

TOPICS: Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
The nature and effects of governance reforms in banking around the world
The role of directors and non-executive directors in banks
Board diversity
Risk management practices in banks
Bank regulation and risk-taking
Different bank ownership models
Executive compensation
Corporate governance and financial stability

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted electronically online to the Journal of Economics and Business (JEB) at: http://ees.elsevier .com/jeb. Authors should select "Governance and
Risk in Banking" when asked to indicate the "Article Type" in the submission process. All papers will be refereed and the first review will be completed within 100 days of the receipt of the manuscript. Note that there is no submission fee. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014. The special issue will be published in 2015.