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Twentieth Annual Conference
20th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 30 - July 3, 2013, Izmir, Turkey 


Conference Objective


The objective of the conference is to bring together academic researchers, educators, doctoral students and practitioners from various international institutions to focus on timely financial issues and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries including the recent financial and economic crisis.


Organized by

  • TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • London Business School, UK
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA

Keynote Speakers

Program Committee - Chairs

Program Committee - Members

  • Panayiotis Alexakis - University of Athens, Greece
  • Gordon Alexander - University of Minnesota, USA
  • Panayiotis Andreou - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • George Athanassakos - University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Henk Berkman - Massey University, New Zealand
  • William J. Bertin - Bond University, Australia
  • Wolfgang Bessler - Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • Martin Bohl - University of Munster, Germany
  • Laurence Booth - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Tim Brailsford - The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Walid Y. Busaba - University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Thomas Chiang - Drexel University, USA
  • Taufiq Choudhry - University of Southampton, UK
  • Ephraim Clark - Middlesex University, UK
  • George Constantinides - University of Chicago, USA
  • Ian Cooper - London Business School, UK
  • Gonzalo Cortazar - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Robert Cressy - University of Birmingham, UK
  • Giorgio Di Giorgio  - Luiss Guido Carli University, Italy
  • Bill Dimovski - Deakin University, Australia
  • Andre Dorsman - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Elyas Elyasiani - Temple University, USA
  • Javier Estrada - IESE Business School, Spain
  • Robert Faff - University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dan French - University of Missouri, USA
  • Jean-Francois Gajewski - University of Savoie, France
  • Peter Grundke - University of Osnabruck, Germany
  • Soosung Hwang - Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
  • Petko Kalev - University of South Australia, Australia
  • Mehmet Baha Karan - Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Alan Wong Wing Keung - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Nabil Khoury - University of Quebec, Canada
  • Johan Knif - HANKEN, Finland
  • Robert Korajczyk - Northwestern University, USA
  • Lawrence Kryzanowski - Concordia University, Canada
  • Van Son Lai - Laval University, Canada
  • Neophytos Lambertides - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus 
  • Meziane Lasfer - Cass Business School, UK
  • Eva Liljeblom - HANKEN School of Economics, Finland
  • Christodoulos Louca - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Tassos Malliaris - Loyola University of Chicago, USA
  • Nikolaos T. Milonas - University of Athens, Greece
  • Tarek Miloud - Chambery Business School, France
  • Usha R. Mittoo - University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Imad Moosa - RMIT University, Australia
  • Tony Naughton - RMIT, Australia
  • Christos Negakis - University of Makedonia, Greece
  • Dennis Olson - American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Edgar Ortiz - UNAM, Mexico
  • Dan Palmon - Rutgers Business School, USA
  • Geoffrey Poitras - Simon Fraser University, Canada 
  • Stefan Prigge - HSBA - Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany
  • Joerg Prokop - University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Seppo Pynnönen - University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Wendy Rotenberg - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Stefan Ruenzi - University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Güven Sak - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Christos Savva - Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus 
  • Yoko Shirasu - Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
  • Frank Skinner - Brunel University, UK
  • Peter Spencer - York University, UK
  • Marti G. Subrahmanyam - New York University, USA
  • Sudi Sudarsanam - Cranfield University, UK
  • Samuel H. Szewczyk - Drexel University, USA
  • Andre Thibeault - Vlerick Leuven Gent School of Management, Belgium 
  • Alireza Tourani-Rad - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Stefan Trueck - Macquarie University, Australia
  • George Tsetsekos - Drexel University, USA
  • Ursula Walther - Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

  • Mehmet Baha Karan (Co-Chair) - Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Melek Acar Boyacioğlu - Selçuk University, Turkey
  • Emin Akçaoğlu - University of Turkish Auronautical Association, Turkey
  • Ali Alp - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Güler Aras - Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
  • Kürşat Aydoğan - Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Çağrı Bulut - Yaşar University, Turkey
  • Nur Asena Caner - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Bahar Çelikkol Erbaş - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Nildağ Başak Ceylan - Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey
  • Asunur Cezar - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Mete Doğanay - Çankaya University, Turkey
  • M. Banu Durukan - 9 Eylül University, Turkey
  • Metin Kamil Ercan - Gazi Üniversity, Turkey
  • Cengiz Erol - Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
  • Pınar Evrim Mandaci - 9 Eylül University, Turkey
  • Cevat Gerni - Beykent University, Turkey
  • Güner Gürsoy - Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
  • Mustafa Ipçi - Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Yalçın Karatepe - Ankara Üniversity, Turkey
  • Turhan Korkmaz - Bülent ECEVİT Üniversity, Turkey
  • Gülizar Kurt Gümüş - 9 Eylül University, Turkey
  • Hüseyin Merdan - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Can Şımga Mugan - METU, Turkey
  • Atılım Murat - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Hulusi Öğüt - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Ümit Özlale - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • İsmail Sağlam - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Adem Şahin - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Güven Sak - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Zafer Sayan - TURMOB and TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • İhsan Sezal - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Berna Taner - 9 Eylül University, Turkey
  • Bedri Kamil OnurTaş - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Mehmet Şükrü Tekbaş - İstanbul Üniversity, Turkey
  • Suat Teker - Okan Üniversity, Turkey
  • Alaeddin Tileylioğlu - Çankaya University, Turkey
  • Ekin Tokat - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Hakkı Arda Tokat - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Burhan Türkşen - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Hülya Tütek - Izmir University of Economics, Turkey
  • Abdullah Talha Yalta - TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
  • Tülay Yücel - 9 Eylül University, Turkey
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