Call for Papers

IBEFA Summer Meeting

Vancouver, B.C., Canada
June 26-30, 2018

(held concurrently with the Western Economic Association International Conference)

Open Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018

The International Banking, Economics and Finance Association (IBEFA) will hold its next Summer Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, during the 93rd Annual Conference, June 26-30, 2018, Sheraton Wall Centre. 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.


To submit a paper, please begin by registering at the conference planning website ( This link 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, 2018.


There is no paper submission fee. However, at least one author from each accepted paper must be an IBEFA member as of March 15, 2018. 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; for information see

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

Michael Koetter
Program Chair
Leibniz Institute for Economic Research IWH
  and Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg

Program committee : Toni Ahnert (Bank of Canada), Jaap Bos (University oF Maastricht), Stefano Colonnello (Otto-von-Guericke University & IWH), Stefan Eichler (TU Dresden & IWH), Ralph de Haas (EBRD), Martien Lammers (University of Groningen), Cathérine T. Koch (Bank for International Settlements), Lena Tonzer (University of Halle-Wittenberg & IWH), Felix Noth (Otto-von-Guericke University & IWH), Björn Imbierowicz (Copenhagen Business School), Alex Popov (European Central Bank), Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), Iman van Lelyveldt (De Nederlandsche Bank), Qizhou Xiong (Otto-von-Guericke University & IWH).

For information on the WEAI summer meeting, see

Thank you for your participation.