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IFABS 2019 Medellin 

5-7 December 


Sustainable Banking and Finance: A New Global Paradigm

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Keynote Speakers

Awards Committee

Registration Fees

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Call for papers

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The next conference of the International Finance & Banking Society (IFABS) will take place on December 5th– 7th in Medellin, Colombia, in collaboration with distinguished conference chairs from:  Universidad EAFIT and the Central Bank of Colombia (“Banco de la Republica”)the Federal Reserve Board and University of Nottingham 

The IFABS Conferences aim to provide a forum for discussion and critical analysis of major financial and banking challenges and networking amongst academics, policy-makers, research students and practitioners. Founded in 2008 in the United Kingdom, IFABS, is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to the promotion of research in banking and finance. IFABS is proud to have over 6,500 members from more than 67 countries.

The 2019 Medellin conference will be a great opportunity to congregate leading academics, policymakers and industry researchers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the areas of, among others:


  • Asset Pricing

  • Financial Intermediation 

  • Capital Markets

  • Financial Crises

  • Financial Regulation

  • FinTech & Financial Stability

  • Sustainable Finance

  • Macro-financial Linkages

  • Risk Measures/Stress Testing

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Governance 

  • Market Microstructure

  • Behavioral Finance

  • Mathematical & Computational Modelling

  • Financial Econometrics

  • Banking, Business Models, Performance and Competition


Conference Chairs: 

  • Meryem Duygun, University of Nottingham & President, IFABS

  • Juan M. Londono, Senior Economic Project Manager, Federal Reserve Board

  • Cesar E. Tamayo, Dean, School of Economics and Finance, Universidad EAFIT

  • Mauricio Villamizar, Deputy Governor for Research, Banco de la Republica


Important Dates


  • October 15th, 2019: Deadline for paper submissions

  • October 20th, 2019: Notification of acceptance

  • October 31st, 2019: Deadline for early registration for presenters

  • November 10th, 2019: Final Conference registration deadline

  • December 5th-7th: Conference dates


Best Paper Awards 

In line with the IFABS tradition, the IFABS Best Paper Award and the IFABS Best Ph.D. Paper  Award for the best research paper and the best Ph.D. paper drawn from the papers presented at the conference will be awarded.

Journal of Financial Stability Special Issue

A subset of papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Stability special issue. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in the Journal of Financial Stability and is subject to the regular review and revision process.

The Special Issue will be guest edited by Professor Hans Degryse and Professor Wolf Wagner 

Special Sessions 

The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for special sessions, roundtables, and panels. Please email your proposals to by October 15, 2019.

October 15th 2019

Deadline for submission

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