Call for Papers
3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (F.E.B.S.)

"Financial Regulation and Systemic Risk"

June 6-8, 2013, Paris

(Special Issue: Journal of Banking and Finance)

- Darrell Duffie, Professor at Stanford University, USA
- Robert Engle (tbc), Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences (2003), Professor at New York University, USA

AIMS: The 3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) will take place on 6-7-8 of June, 2013 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus.

The 2013 Conference is organised by the Laboratory of Excellence for Financial Regulation (LabEx-ReFi), under the auspices of the FEBS.

The Laboratory of Excellence for Financial Regulation (LabEx-ReFi) has been created as an initiative of CNAM, ENA, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (CES, PRISM and IRJS) and ESCP Europe (the project leader) in the context of the "Grand Emprunt". The LabEx-ReFi is a research centre dedicated to the evaluation of regulation policies, with its main objectives being to improve the understanding of financial systems and regulations' implications, with a view of providing public authorities with independent academic expertise and guidelines for actions.

TOPICS: The conference, titled 'Financial Regulation and Systemic Risk', covers a wide range of topics related to financial regulation, financial engineering, bank governance and systemic risk, including but not limited to:
a. What is "good regulation"?
b. The principles and quality of accounting standards
c. Asset and portfolio valuation
d. Clearing houses, CCP
e. Structured products regulation
f. Capital adequacy: definition, impact on banking activity
g. Risk measures and stress testing: regulations, measurement and test
h. Credit counterparty risk, CVA
i. The role of rating agencies
j. Financial intermediaries and shareholders remuneration
k. Regulation of insurance companies
l. Systemic risk impact of regulations: good or bad?
m. Systemic risk overlook: methods and data
n. Macro-economic impact of regulations on growth, sovereign debt, credit markets, etc.
o. The legal context and "post-market" activities
p. Epistemology of the financial crisis

The 2013 Conference will put a special emphasis on the developments of new financial regulations and the aversion of systemic risk in a post-financial crisis era.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to submit their papers with the purpose of presenting new and unpublished research. The criteria for selecting papers for the programme include the nature of the research problem, the implications of the proposed research in the financial industry and the economy in general, the academic quality of the research design, and the contribution to the literature.

Those interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit a full paper in pdf format via our online submission system, before 8th February, 2013, at 11:00pm (GMT).

The link for submissions is:

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference with respect to their relevance with the theme and aims of the Conference.

- Submission Deadline; 8th February, 2013 - by 11:00pm (GMT)
- Notification of Acceptance by: 8th March, 2013
- Final Paper by: 8th May, 2013
- Conference: 6th - 7th - 8th June, 2013
- Acceptance Guidelines: We expect presenting authors to comply with the following guidelines:
1. Registration for the conference to be made within two weeks following notification of acceptance.
2. Presentations should be academic oriented and not business communication and/or advertisement.
3. Final version of the paper should be submitted by the agreed deadline.
4. Authors are strongly encouraged to discuss and provide quality feedback on theirwork presented at the conference, in case they are asked to do so by the organising committee.

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF) will publish a special issue, under the Guest Editorship of Kostas Andriosopoulos,Franck Bancel, Alexis Collomb, and Raphael Douady, from papers presented at the FEBS/LabExReFi2013 Conference in Paris.

The theme for this special issue is "Financial Regulation and Systemic Risk". Authors of articlesselected for presentation at the 2013 conference will be invited to submit their final version to JBF for consideration for publication in the special issue. Articlessubmitted for the special issue should be revised in order to take into consideration conference discussant's comments.

Submitted articles will follow the normal JBF submission and review process. The journal's usual submission fees apply.Papers must be submitted through EES at: and authors should specify "FEBS/LabExReFi 2013" for "Paper Type" during the submission process. Papers for the special issue should be submitted through EES between 8thJuly, 2013 and 24thJuly, 2013.

REGISTRATION: Registration fee for participants is Euro 400 (early bird rate), including speakers. An additional fee of Euro 80 is required from participants who wish to attend the Gala dinner. The registration fee includes participation in all activities and social events, as well as:
- One year membership to the FEBS
- Registration materials
- Welcome reception
- Two lunches
- Coffee breaks
- Conference dinner
- Hotel and all other travel-related costs are not included.

Ph.D. students: a special discount Euro 200 fee applies (see information below). Students wishing to attend and benefit from this fee must submit a letter stating that they are a full-time student and include the name and contact information of their main faculty supervisor or department chair, as well as a copy of their student identification card. FEBS reserves the right to verify student status.

- Received on or before 22nd March, 2013 (early bird offer): Full Fee/Ph.D Student: Euro 400/Euro 200
- Gala Dinner Euro 80
- Received by 10th May, 2012: Full Fee/Ph.D Student: Euro 450/Euro 250
- Gala Dinner Euro 80

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration can be made online at:

VENUE: The Conference will take place at the ESCP Europe's Paris Campus, located: 79 Avenue de la Republique, 75543, Paris, France

For more information on how to get to the school please visit the following link:

- Conference Dinner (6th June, 2013): The Conference Dinner venue will be announced here soon.
- Gala Dinner (7th June, 2013): The Gala Dinner venue will be announced here soon.

ACCOMMODATION: Discounted rates have been arranged for the Conference participants in Hotels nearby the ESCP Europe Paris campus. For more information please check the Conference website.

SPONSORS: Sponsorship is an important part of the FEBS Conference. The 3rdInternational FEBS Conference is grateful to and acknowledges with thanks the organizations that will assist in ensuring the success of this year's conference. If you are interested in sponsoring one or several of the events and/or sessions held during the conference, please contact Ms. Georgia Dimopoulos, Conference Administrator, for proposed sponsoring packages, at tel.+33 149 232461 or via email at:

Organising Committee/Conference Co-Chairs:
- Kostas Andriosopoulos, ESCP Europe Business School, UK
- Franck Bancel, ESCP Europe Business School, France
- Alexis Collomb, CNAM, France
- Raphael Douady, CNRS & University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France

Scientific Committee (provisional)\ Andriosopoulos, D., Hull University, UK; Bertocchi, M., University of Bergamo, Italy; Boissieu (de) C., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne; Boyson, N., Northeastern University, USA; Buckle, M.J., Swansea University, UK; Bunkanwanicha, P., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Calomiris, C., Columbia University, USA; Casu, B., City University, UK; Chevalier, A., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Collomb, A., CNAM, France; Couret A., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne; D'Ecclesia, R.,Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Delis, M., City University, UK; Doumpos, M., Technical University of Crete, Greece; Fiordelisi, F., University of Rome III, Italy; Gaganis, Ch., University of Crete, Greece; Galariotis, E., Audencia Nantes School of Management, France; Geman, H., Birkbeck, University of London and ESCP Europe Business School, UK; Giraud, G., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France; Gougeon, P., ESCP Europe Business School, UK; Guegan, D., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France; Gupta, J., ESCP Europe Business School, UK; Hasan, I., Fordham University, USA; Hertig G., ETH Zurich, Suisse; Hoarau, C., CNAM, France; Hoque, H., Swansea University, UK; Hossfeld, C., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Ioannidis, Ch., University of Bath, UK; Katzos, K., Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece; Kobrak C., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Kosmidou, K., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Laurent, J.-P., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France; Le Theule, F.-G., ENA, France; Lozano-Vivas, A., University of Malaga, Spain; Mastroeni, L., University of Roma Tre, Italy; Marteau, D., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Melios, C., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France;Mester, L., Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA; Molyneux, P., Bangor University, UK; Mooradian, R., Northeastern University, USA; Pardalos, P., University of Florida, USA; Pasiouras, F., Technical University of Crete, Greece; Pradier, P.-C., University Paris 1 Pantheon- Sorbonne; Raimbourg, P., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France; Pietrancosta, A., University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France; Resti, A., Bocconi University, Italy; Sarno, L., City University, UK; Sprong, J., Erasmus University, Netherlands; Taleb, N., New York University Polytechnic Institute, USA; Tanna, S., Coventry University, UK; Tapiero, C., New York University Polytechnic Institute, USA; Troege, M., ESCP Europe Business School, France; Wachtel, P., New York University, USA; Wilson, J.O.S., University of St. Andrews, UK; Zopounidis, C., Chairman of FEBS, Technical University of Crete, Greece.

Georgia Dimopoulos
LabExReFi - Financial Regulation
ESCP Europe Business School
79, Avenue de la Republique, Paris, 75011
Tel: +33 149 232461

Georgia Makridou
Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM)
ESCP Europe Business School, UK / Technical University of Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 28210 37239

Posted 11/18/12