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Can we, should we? take all academic conferences online?

Today, the second Monday in June, would normally have been the first day of the conference I have chaired over the last 15 years, INFINITI. From a small workshop to a 200+ delegate conference it has grown over these years. As it happens we had decided to park it for the year to reassess, but it gets me thinking of why conferences happen and why they wont go away.

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Cryptocurrency Conference May 2018

Agenda – Cryptocurreny Conference, 24 May 2018 (3)


At Anglia Ruskin University, Thursday 24 May 2018

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and opening remarks

Dr Larisa Yarovaya, Conference Chair

Prof Simon Down, Deputy Dean Research and Enterprise, Business School – Anglia Ruskin University

10:00 – 10:50 Keynote – The benefits and potential pitfalls of cryptocurrencies

Dr Shaen Corbet, Dublin City University Business School, Ireland

10:50 – 11:10 Refreshment break

11:10-12:40 Parallel Sessions A

A1: Portfolio, Diversification and Connectedness

A2: Comovements between cryptocurrencies

A3: PhD research in cryptocurrencies

12:40 – 13:20 Lunch

13:20 – 14:10 Keynote – Where does finance need to go in cryptocurrency research

Prof Brian Lucey, Trinity Business School – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

14:15-15:45 Parallel Sessions B

B1: Bitcoin (in)efficiency

B2: Intraday Analysis

B3: Other issues in cryptocurrencies

15:45 – 16:00 Refreshment break

15:30 – 16:30 Round Table: Cryptocurrencies: opportunities and challenges in a digital age.

Moderator: Dr Larisa Yarovaya, Anglia Ruskin, UK.

16:30 – 17:00 Concluding remarks. Best Paper Award. Best Student Paper.

Institutional affiliations of INFINITI submissions

Each year I chair the INFINITI conference on International Finance. We are now in the throes of paper selection. Below is a count of the institutional affiliations of papers sent in to date. 

Note the absence of some major Irish universities…

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow


Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Aix-Marseille University

Asia University

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Athens University of Economics and Business

Athens University of Economics and Finance

Auburn University

Babson College

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

Banco Central do Brazil

Bangor Business School

Bangor University

Bank of Canada

Bank of England

Bank of Finland

Bank of Greece

Bank of Italy

Bank of Korea

Bank of Spain

Banque de France

Banque de France and Paris-Dauphine University

Bar Council of Ireland and Griffith College

BI Norwegian Business School

Bocconi University

Bocconi University, IGIER

Bogazici University

Bond University

Boston College

Boston University

Bournemouth University

Brandeis University

Brookings Institution

Brunel Univ

Brunel University

Business School, University of Swansea

Cambridge University

Cass Business School

Catholic University of Portugal


Center of Excellence SAFE

Central Bank of Chile

Central Bank of Colombia

Central Bank of Ireland

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for Fiancial Econometrics, Deakin University

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Charles University

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chosun university

Chung Yuan Christian University

City University of Hong Kong

Clemson University

CMBS Universitas Padjadjaran

Columbia University

Complutense University of Madrid

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Cranfield School of Management

CREATES, Aarhus University

CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Barcelona GSE

Cyprus University of Technology

Czech National Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Deakin University

Dept. of Economics

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bundesbank

Deutscher Bundestag


DIW Berlin

Dublin City University



Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Edge Hill University

Erasmus School of Economics

ESAN University


ESMT European School of Management and Technology

ESSEC Business School and THEMA-Universit de Cergy-Pontoise

Eurofidai CNRS

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Central Bank

European University Institute

Ewha School of Business

Universidade do Porto

Universidade do Porto

Faculty of Business Economics in Kosice, University of Economics in Bratislava

Faculty of Economics & Business Universitas Padjadjaran

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjajdjaran

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Faculty of Management Sciences and Economic Of Sousse

Faculty of Management sciences and Economics of Sousse  , Tunisia

Fairfield University

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; University of Kentucky

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority

Fordham University

Frankfurt School of Finance

Freie Universit Berlin

GC university Faisalabad


Georgetown University

German Development Institute

German Institute for Development Evaluation

Ghent University

Goethe University Frankfurt

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Griffith University


Harvard University

HEC Montreal

Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

Heriot-Watt University

Higher School of Economics

Hosei University

Humboldt University at Berlin

IAE Aix en Provence and Greqam.

ICFAI University Tripura

IESEG School of Management – France

University of Carthage

University of Sousse

IIT Bombay

Imperial College London


Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Indira Gandhi National Open University ,New Delhi


Insper Institute of Education and Research

Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales

Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) and Swedish House of Finance

Instituto UniversitÌio de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)

Inter-American Development Bank

International Institute for Self-governance

International Monetary Fund

Iowa State University

IPAG Business School & High Institute of Management of Tunis

Ipek University

Istanbul Technical University


Jaume I University

Joint Vienna Institute

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Keele University

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

King’s College London

Kingston Business School

Kookmin University

Korea University

Korea University Business School


Kuliyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), International Islamic University Malaysia


Lancaster University

Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster Universtiy

Larefi, University of Bordeaux

Lebanese American University

Leeds Metropolitan University

Lehigh University

Liverpool University

London School of Economics

Loyola University Maryland

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences

Maastricht University

Macquarie University

Miami University

Michigan State University

Middlesex University

Mohamed Seddik Benyahia University, Jijel

Monash University

Monastir University

Monterey Institute of International Studies

Moscow state University

National Dong Hwa University

National Taiwan University

Neoma Business School

New School for Social Research

New York University

New York University — Abu Dhabi

Northumbria University

NUS Business School

NUST Business School


Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Ohio University

Open University of Cyprus

Osaka University

Oviedo University

Ozyegin University

Paris School of Economics and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Paris-Dauphine University

Poznan University of Economics

Radford University

Renmin University of China

Rhodes College

Rutgers University and Cyprus University of Technology


RWTH Aachen University

Saint Leo University

Sapienza University of Rome

School of Management Fribourg

Seoul National University

Smurfit Business School, UCD

SOAS, University of London

Southwest University of Finance and Economics

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


Stockholm University Business school

Suchon National University

Swiss National Bank

Swiss Re

T A Pai Management Institute

Tallinn University of Technology

Technische Universitaet Dresden

Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Texas Tech University

Thammasat University

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The University of Oklahoma

The University of Queensland

The University of Sydney Business School

The University of York

The World Bank

THEMA- Cergy-Pontoise

Tilburg University

Tor Vergata University

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity University

Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (ITCEQ)

UC Berkeley


UHA & EM Strasbourg (LaRGE)



UniStra, EM Strasbourg (LaRGE)

Univeristy of Indiana

Univerity of Tasmania

Universidad Adolfo Iba̱ez

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Universidad del Rosario

Universidad Politcnica de Cartagena

Universidade do Porto

Universidade Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique

Universita Politecnica delle Marche

Universitas Padjadjaran

Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional

Universitat Automa de Barcelona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Universite de Paris I – Panthon Sorbonne

Universite Lyon 2

Universite Paris Dauphine

Universite Rennes 1

Universite Bocconi

Universite Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

Universite Cattolica

Universite degli Studi di Milano/Bicocca

University Aboubekr BELAKAID of Tlemcen

University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara

University College Dublin

University College London

University of Essex

University Luigi Bocconi

University of Aberystwyth

University of Akron

University of Angers

University of Barcelona

University of Bath

University of Bayreuth

University of Beira Interior

University of Bern

University of Birmingham

University of Bremen

University of Bristol

University of Cagliari

University of California at Berkeley

University of California, Berkley

University of Cambridge

University of Canberra

University of Central Florida

University of Cologne

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Cyprus

University of Delhi, South Campus

University of Duisburg

University of Duisburg-Essen

University of Duisburg-Essen/Kiel Institute for the World Economy

University of Economics and Law

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Evry Val d’Essonne

University of Florida

University of Geneva

University of Geneva and Swiss Finance Institute

University of Georgia

University of Giessen

University of Glasgow

University of Goettingen

University of Groningen

University of Guanajuato

University of Guelph

University of Hertforshire

University of Innsbruck

University of Kent

University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria

University of Lille North of France

University of Lincoln

University of Linz

University of Liverpool

University of Luxembourg

University of Lyon GATE-LSE

University of Macau

University of Macedonia

University of Magdeburg, Halle Institute for Economic Research

University of Malays

University of Manchester

University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Melbourne

University of Mississippi

University of Namur

University of Nottingham

University of Oklahoma

University of Oldenburg

University of Osnabruck

University of Oxford

University of Padua

University of Palermo

University of Patras

University of Pecs

University of Perugia

University of Porto

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School

University of Queensland Business School

University of Regensburg

University of Rennes

University of Salamanca

University of Science and Technology Beijing

University of Seoul

University of South Australia

University of Southampton

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strasbourg

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

University of Szeged

University of Tasmania

University of Technology, Sydney

University of Tunis

University of Virginia

University of Viterbo “La Tuscia”

University of Warsaw

University of Washington

University of Wellington

University of Western Sydney

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Rey Juan Carlos


Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VU University Amsterdam

Warsaw School of Economics

Waseda University

Waterford Institute of Technology

Westphalian Wilhelminian University of Munster

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Wichita State University

World Bank


Xiamen University


ZEW Mannheim


How to organise an academic conference | 10 tips | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

How to organise an academic conference – 10 tips

Below is a link to The Guardian HE Network blogpost by my good self…

via How to organise an academic conference | 10 tips | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional.

11th INFINITI Conference on International Finance ; Financial Crisis, Integration and Contagion

This weekend in Aix en Provence the 11th annual INFINITI conference on International finance kicks off.

This is the first time we have had this conference outside Ireland. Alas, a persistent and ongoing lack of support and buy in  (financial, delegate or otherwise) from local finance and regulatory bodies plus other factors mean that in the medium term it is unlikely to return.

We have an agreement to host it in Monash University Center in Prato in Italy in 2014/2016/2018 and are in discussions with other centers for the other years.

We have over 250 delegates with the top attending countries:

Germany – 41 delegates

France – 38 delegates

UK – 30 delegates

USA – 23 delegates

Ireland – 17 delegates

40% of the delegates are returning delegates; 60% have never attended an INFINITI before (although there’s the odd few who attended GFC 2005 which we held in TCD). 52% of returning delegates also attended last year.

The conference has two excellent keynote speakers: Rene Stulz of Ohio State and Geert Bekaert of Columbia.

We have three special sessions, on Sustainable Finance, on Pricing Structured Products and on the Macroeconomic effects of Financial and Banking Reform. We also have a session on Meet the Editors, for those perplexed about the editorial and reviewing process (this may include editors…). A special issue of Journal of Banking and Finance will also be produced, guest edited by my good self.

There are 71 scientific sessions and a series of ongoing poster presentations. Some of the session titles  include

  • Yield Curves and Spreads
  • Volatility, Jumps and Events
  • Sovereign Risk
  • Shareholder Value
  • Risk Measurement Regulation
  • Regulation: Macro Perspectives
  • Portfolio Issues
  • Politics and Finance
  • Modelling Volatility
  • Modelling the Macro Economy
  • Market Sentiment
  • International Portfolios
  • Integration: Future and Past
  • Integration: Financing Effects
  • Gold and Other Assets
  • Global Banking Networks
  • FTQ and Safe Havens
  • Firms, Credit and Crises
  • Financial Management and Performance
  • Financial Geography
  • Exchange Rate Pass Through
  • European Banking and the Crisis
  • Equity Market Volatility
  • Emerging Markets and Capital Flows Corporate Capital Structure
  • Emerging Markets and Banking
  • Directors and Boards
  • Culture and Finance
  • Cross Asset Analyses
  • Contagion in the Crisis
  • Contagion in Equity Markets
  • Contagion in Bond Markets
  • Contagion in Asset Markets
  • CDS
  • Bubbles, Gold and Predictability
  • Banks as Companies
  • Banking Vulnerabilities
  • Banking Transmission Mechanisms
  • Banking Capital and Externalities
  • Banking and Corporate Financing
  • Bank-State Debt Relationships
  • Bad Banks, Weak Banks
  • Anomalies

A full conference programme (beta) is here to download.

INFINITI Conference TCD 2011: Update

For all your lovers of conferences on international finance, heres one coming up. Its eligible for CFA and ACA continual professional education credits. Thanks to Pioneer , IBM Institute for Business Value and Eventus for sponsorship. Here is a link to the latest draft.

Main highlights :

Monday 13 June 1115-1230 Keynote ” Downsizing financial safety nets: missing elements in crisis driven financial reform” Ed Kane, Boston College. 

Financial reform in Europe and the US is being led by macro economists and industry leaders who turn a blind eye both a regulatory capture and to the deleterious distribution effects it engenders. Although everyone agrees that regulators should control systemic risk, official definitions of systemic risk either the role that government officials play in generating it. Policymakers support of creative forms of risk-taking and their proclivity for absorbing losses in crisis situations encourages opportunist firms to foster and exploit incentive conflicts within the supervisory sector. To restore faith in the diligence, competence and integrity of officials responsible for managing financial safety net, reforms need to rework Information Systems and incentives in the government and financial sectors. The goal should be to align the incentives of private risk managers, accountants, credit rating firms, and government supervisors with those of ordinary citizens. Emphasising the ease of arbitrageur reforms that focus only on strengthening capital requirements, this paper proposes a program of complimentary ways of advancing towards the goal. The most important steps would be to measure regulatory performance in terms of its effect on taxpayer risk exposures and require insured institutions to develop information to support this effort. This entails estimating the explicit and implicit safety net benefits they receive and issuing extended liability securities designed to improve the accuracy of these estimates

Monday 13 June 1600-1800 Industry Roundtable: “The Future of Financial Services” Moderator: Constantin Gurdgiev, Institute for Business Value, IBM; St Columanus AG  & Trinity College Dublin. Speakers include senior thought leaders from IBM Global Banking and Financial Markets Services, Citibank, Bank of New York Mellon, and other leading international financial institutions.

As the global financial system continues to reform and rebuild, the industry is faced with a number of opportunities and challenges. More than ever before, the winners will be those organisations that find the ways to create competitive differentiation, deal with operational complexity and raise their risk and client management capabilities. The roundtable will discuss some of the core future themes for the financial services providers, including:• Where is value being added versus destroyed? • What will financial markets and leading financial institutions look like in 2020? • How will financial institutions compete in the new economic environment? • How will financial institutions regain the trust and mind-share of their clients? • What are the roles that academic and industry partnerships can play in the areas of thought leadership and analytics research in shaping the future of financial services?

Tuesday 14 June 1130-1300  Plenary Session “Alternative Views of the Crisis” Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University, USA

Three broad views of the crisis will be discussed, in particular how financial institutions got themselves into so much trouble. The three views are “too big to fail”, “distorted compensation arrangements”, and “neglect of tail risk”. In particular, it will be argued that the third view provides the most coherent explanation of the various aspects of the crisis.

Plus over 150 papers in all areas of international finance.

  • Banking
  • Banks & Bank Capital
  • Bank Competition & Globalisation & Bailouts
  • Bank Lending
  • Asset Pricing
  • Capital Flows
  • Systemic Risk and Tail Risks
  • BRIC Countries and investments
  • Commodities
  • Cross listings
  • Finance and the macroeconomy
  • International Financial Integration
  • Real Estate
  • International Personal Finance
  • Ratings agencies
  • Modelling contagion
  • EU Sovereign Rates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Cross Border Banking
  • Emerging markets
  • Information and trading
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Development and Finance
  • Precious metals
  • Institutions and culture
  • Portfolio allocation
  • and more!