The 2024 Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference

Conference dates

09 Dec 2024 - 10 Dec 2024


Sydney, Australia


Call for Papers

The 2024 Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference
9-10 December 2024

Organised by the University of Sydney Business School
Sydney, Australia

Conference location: Abercrombie Building, The University of Sydney Business School

The Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney Business School would like to invite submissions for the 2024 meeting of the Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference (SBFC). Our primary objective in organising this conference is to foster a platform where international academics can gather, interact, and exchange their latest insights in Banking, Financial system stability, and other topics within the traditional and emerging fields of Finance. By facilitating this forum, we aim to prioritise collaborative endeavours to address the most pressing and contemporary issues concerning banking and financial stability. Furthermore, we aspire to contribute to public policy discussions on enhancing our collective framework and fortifying the financial system’s resilience for the future.

Keynote Speaker
• Professor Ron Masulis
Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Conference Convenor
• Suk-Joong Kim, University of Sydney, Australia

Founding Conference Chairs
• Suk-Joong Kim, University of Sydney, Australia
• Eliza Wu, University of Sydney, Australia
• Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, USA & University of Sydney, Australia

Paper Submission
• The conference welcomes submissions of academic and policy-oriented papers encompassing various subject areas of Banking and Finance, such as Financial Intermediation, Financial Institutions and Markets, Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, and Investment. These papers should broadly align with the overarching themes of financial stability and the resilience of the financial system.
• Please submit two versions of your paper electronically, either in PDF or Word format. One version should exclude any author and affiliation details (anonymous version), while the other should include full author details.
• Papers for the conference should be submitted to with the subject line “SBFC2024 Submission”. The deadline for paper submissions is 20 September 2024.
• Authors will be notified by 10 October 2024, whether their papers have been accepted for presentation at the conference.

Special session organisation
• The conference is open to a small number of special sessions, each containing three papers, organised by interested researchers proposing a theme-based session within the overall focus of the conference.
• Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the conference organiser at with a proposal by 20 August 2024.

Journal Sponsorship
• Papers selected for presentation at the SBFC 2024 may be considered for publication in the following sponsoring journals:
o International Review of Economics and Finance
o Pacific Basin Finance Journal

• Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged, but not obligated, to submit their papers to one of two sponsoring journals for publication.
• Papers submitted to each journal will be reviewed following the respective journal’s standard review process.
• Details regarding the journal submission processes will be provided after the conference.

Best Paper Awards
• The three best paper awards to be presented at the gala dinner are
o Best paper - Banking
o Best paper - Financial Stability
o Best paper – PhD Candidate

Conference Registration
• There is NO fee for paper submission or registration to participate in the conference for session participants (presenter, discussant and chair). However, registration is required to attend the conference; the deadline is 31 October 2024. There may be a notional fee for audience registration (without formal session duties) to cover catering costs.
• There will be a charge for the Gala dinner scheduled on the first day of the conference, 9 December 2024. Attendance at the Gala dinner is optional but strongly encouraged. The dinner charge will be specified at a later date.

Scientific Committee
• Charles Calomiris, Columbia University, USA
• Manthos Delis, Audencia Business School, France
• Bill Francis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
• Vasso Ioannidou, Bayes Business School, UK
• Kose John, New York University, USA
• Michael Koetter, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany
• Iikka Korhonen, Bank of Finland, Finland
• Ross Levine, University of California Berkeley, USA
• Ronald Masulis, University of New South Wales, Australia
• Nadia Massoud, University of Melbourne, Australia
• Camelia Miniou, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, USA
• KwangWoo Park, KAIST, Korea
• Steven Ongena, University of Zurich, Switzerland
• Christine Parlour, University of California Berkeley, USA
• Anthony Saunders, New York University, USA
• Xian Sun, Johns Hopkins University, USA
• Amine Tarazi, Université de Limoges, France
• James Vickery, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA
• Gaiyan Zhang, University of Missouri, USA

Further Information
• Should you have any questions, please contact
• For further information and updates, please visit the conference website:

Key Dates
• Special session proposal deadline: 20 August 2024
• Paper submission deadline: 20 September 2024
• Paper acceptance decision: 10 October 2024
• Registration deadline: 31 October 2024
• Conference dates: 9-10 December 2024

Conference Sponsors
• The University of Sydney Business School
• The Reserve Bank of Australia