Conference dates

29 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019


Merida, Yucatan, Mexico


Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
August 29-30, 2019

The IX FIMEF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, organized by the Research Foundation of IMEF (Mexican Institute of Financial Executives), and MARIST UNIVERSITY OF MERIDA, MEXICO, and with the collaboration of 12 Mexican institutions of higher education, will take place August 29-30, 2019 at the beautiful “White City” of Merida, Mexico.
The Conference, the largest and most important on financial economics in Latin America, covers issues dealing with accounting, financial economics, and key interrelated contemporary macro and microeconomic topics, both concerning developed and emerging markets as well as their links.

The Conference has a quantitative focus and offers a Diamond Award to distinguished financial economists. The I FIMEF Finance Diamond Prize recipient was Ph.D. Oldrich Vasicek in 2016; in 2017 FIMEF honored Ph.D. Robert C. Merton, Nobel Laurate 1997; last year, Ph.D. Marco Avellaneda, Quant of the Year 2010, was distinguished with that Prize. This year Ph.D. CARMEN REINHART, a leading international woman economist, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School, will be the awardee and Keynote Speaker.

The Conference is bilingual. Papers either in Spanish or English are welcome. Proposals for full sessions are also welcome (four papers, two hours sessions). We recommend Ibero-American scholars to send their papers in English, which will allow a better discussion of their research, as well reinforce it and increase opportunities to publish them in national and international specialized journals.

Submission deadline: Monday April 8, 2019
On line submission: congreso-investigacion-fimef@imef.org.mx.
Research topics include, but are not limited to:
• Econometric-quantitative modeling for finance and economics
• Quantum Computing for Finance and its potential applications
• Accounting/Auditing/Taxation
• Accounting systems and control
• Accounting, financial and economic relationships
• International accounting Systems and Norms
• International accounting norms and convergence
• Impact of financial ratios and accounting variables on corporate performance
• Consolidation of financial statements
• Local auditing/International auditing norms
• Globalization/deglobalization
• Trade growth, deficits, tariffs and impacts
• Financial and economic integration, market segmentations
• Corporate governance: Theory and models
• International economic and financial governance alternatives
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Capital structure/Dividend policy
• Agency theory/Executive compensations
• Corporate financing/leverage/Financial distress/Financial fragility/Bankruptcy
• Budgeting/Project evaluation/Real options
• Initial Public Offering (IPOs)
• Entreprenuerships/Small and new enterprises (start-ups)
• Valuation, optimization, diversification, and portfolio management (CAPM, etc.)
• Stock and bond markets
• Market efficiency and anomalies
• Economic and financial cycles
• Financial crisis, comovements/transmission
• Expected utility theory/Behavioral finance
• Investments and international capital flows
• Commodities markets
• Financial variables and markets and macroeconomic performance
• Impact of macro y microeconomic variables on capital markets and banking
• Inflation/Unemployment
• Fintech/Cryptocurrencies
• Technology and development
• Derivatives /Hedging/EFTs/Mutual funds/Financial engineering
• Financial regulation/Capital requirements//Basilea
• Risk analysis/Value at risk/Assets volatility/Extreme value
• Financial inclusion
• Macroeconomic policy, macroeconomic stability
• Monetary Policy/Exchange rates/interest rates/yield curve
• Banking/Financial institutions/Shadow banking/Credit/Microfinance
• Comparative banking results
• Microeconomics/Consumption/Production/Supply and demand
• Fiscal Policy/budgeting/public spending
• Social security and pension systems/Pension funds
• Energy markets, products/ impacts on development
• Industrial policies y sectoral development trends
• Technology/Research and development/Innovation/Competitiveness
• Finance and economic development
• Gender and empowering
• Sustainable development and natural resources/Corporate responsibility

Acceptance letters will be delivered within three weeks. For further information about on line submissions, fees, hotel arrangements, and the general program please visit the Conference Webpage: http://www.congresofimef.org.mx, (Spanish and English versions are available).

Papers can be submitted for publication in The Mexican Journal of Economics and Finance (REMEF). It's a quarterly scientific journal, promoting top research on topics related to finance, economics and business activities. REMEF is indexed at: CONACYT, SciELO Citation Index-Web of Science, SciELO México, Redalyc, EconLit, EconPapers, RePEc, Dialnet, Ulrich's, Latindex, CLASE and EBSCO (www.remef.org.mx).

Researchers and bachelor students of finance, economics, business, administration and accounting can submit their paper or other research with application in Mexico to the XXXV IMEF-EY International Financial Research Prize. The prize has three categories for participation: 1. Business Financial Research, 2. Macro-financial research, government sector and stock market, and 3. Bachelor thesis. The accumulated reward is of NMX $500,000 (www.premioimef-ey.imef.org.mx).

Merida is in the former heartland of the Mayans. The city has a population of almost one million inhabitants and remains ranked as top five in quality of life of all Mexican cities. Merida is a thirty-minute drive to the beach of Progreso, a 3-hour drive from Cancun (50 minutes flight time), and a 2-hour plane ride from Miami. Aditionally, Merida is 1 ½ hours drive to the Mayan Pyramids of Chitchen Itza, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988, and in 2007 it became one of the wonders of the modern world.

Please submit your article as soon as possible. (Submission deadline: Monday April 8, 2019)
Your participation will no doubt enhance the quality of the conference. We look forward to meeting and welcome you personally come August.

Additional Information

Contact: Contact: Lic. Beatriz Romero (bromero@imef.org.mx)