The 3rd Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference 2019

Organized by the University of Sydney Business School

Sydney, Australia

December 13-14, 2019


Aim of SBFC

Our goal in organising this conference series is to bring together international academics to provide them with the opportunity to meet and to share their latest thinking in banking, financial system stability, and financial studies. It is important to have this forum to exchange ideas to ensure that we are prioritising our collective efforts in addressing the most important and current banking and financial stability issues and contributing to public policy debates on how best to improve our shared architecture and to enhance financial system resilience into the future.

The SBFC2019 was attended by 150 delegates from 21 countries with 129 papers in the program.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Thorsten Beck, Professor of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, City University of London
  • Presentation slides can be downloaded from HERE
  • Professor Nadia Massoud, Ian Potter Professor Chair of Finance, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne
  • Presentation slides can be downloaded from HERE

Journal Sponsorship

  • Papers selected for presentation in the 2019 SBFC may be considered for publication in the following sponsoring journals:
    • Journal of Financial Stability
    • Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
    • Emerging Markets Review
    • Finance Research Letters
  • Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged, but not obligated, to submit their papers to one of these sponsoring journals for publication in either a special issue or regular issues. The conference chairs will act as guest/handling editors.
  • Papers submitted to each journal will be reviewed following these journals’ standard review process but submission fees will be waived.
  • Details regarding the journal submission processes will be provided after the conference.

Bureau Van Dijk Best Paper Awards

  • AUD1,000 for the best paper in Banking/Financial Intermediation was presented to

    Anya Kleymenova, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    for the paper entitled “Regulators’ Disclosure Decisions: Evidence from Bank EnforcementActions”

  • AUD1,000 for the best paper in Financial Stability was presented to

    Andrei Zlate, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    for the paper entitled “Reach for Yield by U.S. Public Pension Funds”

McGraw Hill Best PhD Paper Award

  • AUD300 McGrwa Hill book voucher award for the best PhD paper was presented to

    Stefan Greppmair, University of Mannheim
    for the paper entitled “Systemic Risk Channels of Nonbank Financial Entities: Evidence from Hedge Funds and MutualFunds”

Conference Chairs

Scientific Committee

  • Jonathan Batten (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Thorsten Beck (Cass business school, UK)
  • Charles Calomiris (Columbia University, USA)
  • Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School, France)
  • Bill Francis (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Kose John (New York University, USA)
  • Michael Koetter (Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany)
  • Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland, Finland)
  • Ross Levine (University of California Berkeley, USA)
  • Ronald Masulis (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Nadia Massoud (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Board, USA)
  • Park, KwangWoo (KAIST, Korea)
  • Maurice Peat (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Christine Parlour (University of California Berkeley, USA)
  • Anthony Saunders (New York University, USA)
  • Xian Sun (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Amine Tarazi (Universit√© de Limoges, France)
  • David Tripe (Massey University, New Zealand)
  • James Vickery (Federal Reserve Bank of New York, USA)
  • Gaiyan Zhang (University of Missouri, USA)