Call for Papers
7th International Finance Conference - IFC7

7-9 March 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia

The ISC Paris School of Management and the University of Cergy-Pontoise are pleased to announce the 7th International Finance Conference (IFC7) that will take place in Hammamet, Tunisia, on March 7-9, 2013. As it becomes a tradition, the goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and scholarly findings among academics, practitioners and policymakers. You are cordially invited to submit your papers for presentation at the conference by December 30, 2012 as well as to volunteer to participate as discussants and session chairs.

TOPICS: Papers in all areas of financial economics and finance will be considered. Examples of covered topics may include:
- Financial crisis and public policy
- Central banking and regulation
- Basel III, Solvency II and risk management
- Corporate governance issues
- Emerging markets issues
- Commodities and energy finance
- Extreme events and volatility modeling
- Financial and econometrics modeling
- Financial markets and institutions
- Financial and economic crisis
- International finance
- Information technologies and e-finance
- Ethical finance: Islamic vs. conventional banking
- Managerial finance
- Mediterranean market integration
- Financial information systems

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Myron Scholes (Nobel Prize Laureate, Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Stanford University - Video conference), Giovanni Barone-Adesi (Professor of Finance, University of Lugano & Swiss Finance Institute)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Michael Adler (Columbia University), Mohamed Arouri (University of Auvergne), Giovanni Barone-Adesi (University of Lugano), Hamid Beladi (University of Texas at San Antonio), Safouane Ben Aissa (University of Tunis El Manar), Ephraim Clark (Middlesex University & SKEMA Business School), George Constantinides (University of Chicago), Patrice Fontaine (University of Grenoble), Jean-Francois Gajewski (University of Savoie), Stephen George Hall (University of Leicester), Shawkat Hammoudeh (Drexel University), Van Son Lai (Laval University), Jong-Eun Lee (Sejong University), Olivier Levyne (ISC Paris School of Management), Ike Mathur (Southern Illinois University), Michael McAleer (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Paul McNelis (Fordham University), Huyen Pham (University of Paris 7), Kuntara Pukthuanthong (San Diego University), Francois Quittard-Pinon (University of Lyon 1), Olivier Scaillet (HEC Geneva), Stefan Straetmans (Maastricht University)

SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Authors are invited to submit their complete papers in WORD/PDF files via the conference website (, no later than December 30, 2012. All submissions will pass through a double blind review process. The maximum number of papers accepted by each author (either leading author or co-author) is two. The review process will last approximately 3 weeks after the submission deadline. Notification will be sent by email.

December 30, 2012: Deadline for paper submission
January 20, 2013: Notification of acceptance/rejection
January 30, 2013: Definitive camera-ready version and registration of authors

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: After the conference, the participants will have the opportunity to submit their papers to several established journals such as Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Integration, and the North American Journal of Economics and Finance. Normal submission fees and refereeing process of associated journals will apply.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, please visit the conference website at:

Posted 9/9/12