Financial Development & Economic Stability (FDES-2016)

in partnership with the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

29-30 September 2016, Durham University


Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to submit research papers (in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the FDES-2016 conference that will take place on 29-30 September 2016 at Durham University. The submission deadline is May 31, 2016.


A selection of high-quality papers will be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization under the guest-editorship of Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim, Duc Khuong Nguyen, and Yildiray Yildirim.


Conference Overview

The International Conference on Financial Development and Economic Stability (FDES-2016), jointly organized by Durham University Business School and IPAG Business School in partnership with the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, aims to assess the opportunities and challenges of financial development as well as the conditions to ensure economic stability, with an emphasis on:

  • Robustifying the role of financial development in economic growth by steering funds towards productive activities;
  • Discussing policy options available to promote growth-enhancing forms of capital flows and an efficient intermediation by the financial sector;
  • Improving access to financial services to reduce poverty and social tensions; and
  • Studying the impact of culture in enhancing or impeding financial development.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Franklin Allen, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Professor Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School, United Kingdom


Paper Submission
Please submit your paper (in PDF file only) with cover page containing the paper title, abstract and authors’ contact information via the conference’s site, no later than 31 May 2016:


Important Dates

May 31, 2016: Paper submission deadline

June 30, 2016: Notification of acceptance/reject

August 15, 2016: Registration deadline

September 29-30, 2016: Conference event

November 15, 2016: Submission to JEBO special issue


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