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Multinational Finance Society Symposium

Multinational Finance Society Symposium

April 4-5, 2014, Larnaca, Cyprus

Submission Deadline: February 7, 2014
Notification of Acceptance by: 14 February, 2014
Early Registration Deadline: 28 February, 2014
Symposium Registration Deadline: 14 March, 2014



Ian Cooper – London Business School, UK
Gikas Hardouvelis – University of Piraeus, Greece  


“The Future of Banks: Regulation and Governance Reforms”

This roundtable discussion aims to bring together some of the most influential academics, policymakers and business leaders to discuss top priority issues in the banking industry. The credit crisis and the crisis in the euro area have brought severe problems to the European banking system. The panel will briefly review the key findings and lessons from the financial crisis and the steps taken so far. It will then give its views on the various proposals for reform of banking and the financial system in the new economic environment. The objective of the panel is to debate important issues in regulatory and governance reforms of the banking industry in the context of the twin goals of  building a sound banking system that can embrace savers with confidence and at the same time be effective in allocating capital to promote growth.


Panayiotis Theodossiou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Panikkos Poutziouris – University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Panayiotis Andreou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus



Nihat Aktas – WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany  
Yakov Amihud – New York University, USA  
George Athanassakos – University of Western Ontario, Canada  
Suleyman Basak – London Business School, UK  
Simon Benninga – Tel Aviv University, Israel  
Jeffrey Callen – University of Toronto, Canada  
George M. Constantinides – University of Chicago, USA  
Manthos Delis – University of Surrey, UK  
Phil Holmes – Leeds University, UK  
George Kapetanios – Queen Mary University of London, UK  
Tassos Malliaris – Loyola University of Chicago, USA
Alexander Michaelides – Imperial College London, UK  
Roni Mihaely – Cornell University, USA  
Nikolaos T. Milonas – University of Athens, Greece  
Christos Negakis – University of Makedonia, Greece  
Steven Ongena – University of Zurich, Switzerland   
Jay Ritter – University of Florida, USA  
George Skiadopoulos – University of Piraeus, Greece  
Theodore Sougiannis – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lenos Trigeorgis – University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Avi Wohl – Tel Aviv University, Israel  
David Yermack – New York University, USA



Alexandros Apostolides – European University Cyprus, Cyprus  
Kostas Giannopoulos – Neapolis University, Cyprus  
Loukas Glyptis – University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus  
Neophytos  Lambertides – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus  
Christodoulos Louca – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Photis Panayides – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus  
Andreas Petrou – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus  
Christos Savva – Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus  
George Theocharides – CIIM, Cyprus  
Adamos Vlittis – University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus  


A special issue of the Multinational Finance Journal will be devoted to relevant papers presented at the symposium and submitted for publication.  


 Registrations fee by February 28, 2014 is €225 and by March 14, 2014 is €275. Registration after March 14, 2014 is 20% extra. For doctoral students, a discount of €125 applies*. Accompanied persons could attend the symposium for a fee of €75. Registered participants or accompanied persons can attend all social functions, which include a welcome reception, a guided sightseeing tour, two lunches, coffee breaks and a gala dinner. Registered participants become immediately member of the Society for one year which allows them to submit papers to the Multinational Finance Journal at a reduced submission fee.  

Faculty or practitioners that would like to attend the conference without presenting could register by March 14, 2014 for a fee of €125 for both days or for €75 for a single day attendance. Registration after March 14, 2014 is 20% extra. People who just attend the conference without presenting can also participate all social functions.     Registrations are non-refundable after 28 March, 2014. An administrative charge of €75 will be deducted from the refunded fees.  

* Discount will apply only when there is a letter to confirm their status as doctoral students.


Papers in all areas of finance and economics dealing with developed and developing countries are welcome. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: International Asset Market Structures; Corporate Ownership, Governance and Compensation and Firm Performance; Issues of Governance and Management Control; Cost of Bankruptcy and Financial Distress; Capital Structure Issues for Firms; Capital Structures in the Post Crisis Era; Banking in Crisis; Initial and Seasoned Public Offerings and Equity Restructuring; Investment Banking and Issuing of Corporate Securities; Financial Reporting; Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Takeover Defences; Behavioral Finance; Microstructure of Developed and Emerging Markets; Portfolio Management and Pricing Models; International Corporate Pension Fund Policies; Institutions; Public Sector Financial Constraints in Times of Austerity; Management Traits and Decision Making; The Role of Social Media in the Dissemination of Information; The Management of Restraints in Sources of Finance; Shipping Finance; Maritime Economics.


Please visit http://www.mfsociety.org to submit a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper.

The cover page should include the affiliation, address, phone and email of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Please include of whether you would like your paper to be considered for the Special Issue of the MFJ.


Municipal Art Gallery Europe Square Larnaca, Cyprus

One can find the Municipal Art Gallery in the five stone-built former customs storages placed in front of the Europe Square at Larnaca. The building attached to the storages and being a piece of fundamental architecture turned out to be ideal for the allocation of the Historical Archives Museum. The customs storages were in use from 1882 until 1973. In 1973 as a result of the creation the modern port of Larnaka, big storages had been built and all the services, including the customs offices and the port administration moved to new the premises. The two-storey building up to its renovation was used as the Larnaka Officer’s Club. The project was awarded in 1995 with the Europa Nostra award for the “quality it offers to the cultural life of the citizens”.


Information regarding the symposium, accommodations, feature speakers, travel arrangements, fees and other activities will be published on the MFS website as needed. Information about past conference can be found on the website as well.