Please circulate the following call for papers. [IWFSAS 2017] Call for papers HEC Montreal, Quebec 24-25 August 2017 [Visit website]<http://www.iwfsas.org/iwfsas2017> "Financial Systems: Diversity, Stability and Sustainable Development." [Montreal] Important dates Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2017 Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017 Conference dates: August 24-25, 2017 [Line] Keynote Speaker Professor Anjan V. Thakor<http://iwfsas.org/iwfsas2017/about-the-keynote-speaker/>, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis. [Line] Aim and Topics Financial system diversity may reflect diversity in markets (e.g. equity, bond, derivatives, money markets and others), or institutions (e.g. banks, insurance companies, non-bank financial institutions), or institutional forms (e.g. shareholders versus stakeholders value institutions). Such diversity may imply diversity in business models, different incentives, or different stages of development and the emergence of new forms of finance. Diversity can enhance the resilience of financial systems during shocks and periods of high uncertainty. However, diversity can also potentially lead to systemic instability. Diversity certainly leads to regulatory challenges and potential regulatory arbitrage. Further, the increasing interconnectedness within modern financial systems could result in the failure of one small part of a diverse financial system to disrupt the functioning of other more important parts of the system. There is no clear-cut evidence about the merits and risks of fostering diversity in financial systems. The topic of diversity seems also missing in the current debate on financial reforms to improve financial sector performance and resilience to possible shocks at the national, regional and global levels. IWFSAS 2017 aims at providing an opportunity for established and emerging researchers and policy makers to discuss the merits and risks of diversity in the financial system architecture, particularly in terms of the links between diversity and systemic risk, impact on financial stability and un-stability, the role of diversity in financing the economy and stimulating growth, and the inter-linkages with monetary policy, financial regulation and supervision. We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions on this topic and other related topics of interest in finance and economics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: * Financial system diversity, competition and macro-financial stability; * Theories and measures of diversity in the financial systems; * Systemic risk and contagion in diverse financial systems; * Ownership structures and business models in financial institutions; * Regulation, supervision and resolution for various institutional forms and markets; * Monetary policy transmission and financial structure; * New emerging forms of finance and financial stability; * Financial inclusion, inequality and stability in emerging markets * Fintech, access to financial services, and financial stability; * Informal finance, venture capital, and non-bank financial institutions; * Mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies and financial stability; * Sustainable finance, impact investing and socially responsible investment funds. Journal Publications Opportunities The conference organizers, in collaboration with the Editor of the Journal of Financial Stability (JFS) will invite authors of selected papers presented at the 2017 IWFSAS to submit their manuscripts to JFS by September 30, 2017. These selected papers will undergo a fast-track review process. [Line] [Sumbit a paper] <http://iwfsas.org/iwfsas2017/submit-a-paper/>[Register]<http://iwfsas.org/iwfsas2017/register/> We look forward to seeing you in August! Program Co-chairs Rym Ayadi <http://www.rymayadi.com/>International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) of HEC Montreal Basma Majerbi Gustavson School of Business & CSSI, University of Victoria Paul Schure Department of Economics University of Victoria [Line] Scientific Committee Toni Ahnert, Financial Stability Department, Bank of Canada Christina Atanasova, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University James Barth, Auburn University & Milken Institute Sami Ben Naceur, International Monetary Fund Jose Berrospide, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam Narjess Boubakri, American University of Sharjah Barbara Casu, Cass Business School, City University London Susan Christoffersen, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Martin Cihak, International Monetary Fund Meryem Duygun, Nottingham University Vihang Errunza, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University, Rome Franco Fiordelisi, University of Rome III Ron Giammarino, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Claudia Girardone, Essex Business School, University of Essex Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa Michael King, Ivey Business School, Western University Donato Masciandaro, Bocconi University Nadia Massoud, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne Donal McKillop, Queen's University, Belfast Vikas Mehrotra, University of Alberta Camelia Minoiu, International Monetary Fund Usha Mittoo, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba Philip Molyneux, Bangor University Edwin Neave, Smith School of Business, Queen's University Barry Quinn, Queen's University, Belfast Jean Roy, HEC Montreal School of Business Reinhard Schmidt, Goethe University, Frankfurt Stuart Snaith, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria Benoit Tremblay, HEC Montreal School of Business Thierry Warin, HEC Montreal School of Business Clas Wihlborg, Chapman University James Wilcox, University of California at Berkeley Jonathan Williams, Bangor Business School, Bangor University John Wilson, University of St-Andrews ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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