Call for Papers

IBEFA Summer Meeting

San Francisco, CA, USA
June 28–July 2, 2019

(held concurrently with the Western
Economic Association International

Open Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019

The International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association (IBEFA) will hold its next Summer Meeting in San Francisco, California, in conjunction with the 94th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference, Friday–Tuesday, June 28–July 2, 2019 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Members and non-members are equally encouraged to submit papers.

IBEFA seeks paper submissions that contribute to its goals of furthering the study of banking and financial systems around the world. We encourage submission of high-quality papers using theoretical, empirical, as well as experimental methods.

Besides contributions to the general field of banking and finance, we especially welcome papers related to the development and implementation of macroprudential policies; the interaction of such policies with monetary, microprudential, and economic policies; as well as methodological and applied ex-ante and ex-post policy evaluation studies.

The suggestion of complete sessions on policy-relevant topics is also strongly encouraged. In that case, sessions should consist of 3-4 papers and include discussants.


You can submit a paper after registering at the conference planning website: (, which can also be reached via the heading “Call for Papers – WEAI” at the IBEFA website ( If you experience any submission difficulty, please contact Niki Maas ( We aim to inform authors of accepted papers by March 1, 2019.


There is no paper submission fee. However, at least one author from each accepted paper must be an IBEFA member as of March 15, 2019. Regular membership dues are US$100 and US$50 for students for one year. Authors of (provisionally) accepted papers, who are not members, will be given the opportunity to join before the program is finalized.

The presenting author of an accepted paper must also register to attend the WEAI Conference. Registration is available at the WEAI member rate after joining IBEFA; US$185 for members (increases to $230 after May 15, 2019); US$95 for student members (increases to $140 after May 15, 2019). For information see

Feedback and active participation are crucial. Therefore, presenting authors are required to discuss a paper.

John Driscoll
Program Chair, IBEFA
Federal Reserve Board

Program committee: Morten Bech (BIS), Frédéric Boissay (BIS), Francisco Covas (Bank Policy Institute), Souphala Chomsisengphet (OCC), Craig Furfine (Northwestern University), Wenqian Huang (BIS), Todd Keister (Rutgers University), Ali Ozdagli (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Jonathan Pogach (FDIC), Matthew Pritsker (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School), Katheryn Russ (UC Davis), Skander Van Den Heuvel (Federal Reserve Board), Alexandros Vardoulakis (Federal Reserve Board), Cindy Vojtech (Federal Reserve Board).

For information on the WEAI summer meeting, see WEAI 94th Annual Conference.

Thank you for your participation.