Feb 8, 2017

CfP: Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST) 5th Anniversary Conference

*Call For PapersFinancial Intermediation Network of European Studies
(FINEST) 5th Anniversary Conference*

27-28 September 2017, Trani, Italy

Conference Venue: LUM University, Km. 1.500, SP130, 76125 Trani, Italy

In occasion of the fifth anniversary of its establishment, the Financial
Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST) is organizing its first

CONFERENCE TOPICS: We are very pleased to invite you to submit papers in
all areas related to financial intermediation. Both theoretical and
empirical papers are encouraged in areas, which include (but are not
limited) to:
- Banking and Financial Services
- Capital Structure
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Complex Banking Products and Financial Engineering
- Exchange Rates
- Financial Stability
- Insurance
- Microfinance and Economic Development
- Monetary Policy and Central Banking
- Financial Regulation and Supervision
- Risk Management

- Manju Puri is J.B. Fuqua Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of
Business, Duke University and Director of the FDIC's Center for Financial
Research. She is also a research associate with the National Bureau of
Economic Research.
- Anjan Thakor is John E. Simon Professor of Finance at the Olin Business
School, Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).

- The Conference organizers in collaboration with the editors of the
Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) will invite the authors of selected
conference papers to submit their manuscripts to the JFS. Although there is
no special issue associated with the Conference, the editorial team of the
journal will ensure the selected papers undergo a fast-track review process
while maintaining the otherwise regular editorial, refereeing, and revision
standards of the journal. This special consideration is granted in light of
the anticipated high caliber of the papers in the Conference program.
- A special issue of Economic Modelling (EM) on the Conference theme will
be published. Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the
normal journal review process and the journal's usual submission fee will

Submission Procedure Open: 1 March 2017
Deadline for Paper/Detailed Abstract Submission: 2 April 2017
Notification of Acceptance by: 1 May 2017
Conference Dates: From 9 am of September 27th to 6 pm of September 28th,

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting a paper at the
Conference are kindly invited to submit their completed paper or a detailed
abstract (the more complete the paper, the better) through the Conference
website: http://www.finest-network.eu

VENUE AND BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE: The conference will take place in Trani,
i.e. is a wonderful small town in the south of Italy and it is 30 minutes
by car from the Bari international airport. For more information about
Trani. A shuttle service will be available from/to Selected hotels from/to
conference site.

FURTHER INFORMATION: FINEST Secretariat: info@finest-network.eu