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Twelfth Annual Conference
12th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
July 2 - 7, 2005, Athenaum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens, Greece 



Organized By

University of Athens Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA)
School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University


General Conference Information

The conference is organized by the University of Athens, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) and Rutgers University. The objective of the conference is to bring together academics and practitioners from all over the world to focus on timely financial issues. Papers in all areas of finance dealing with developed as well as developing countries are welcome. An effort will be made to provide a balanced coverage of all countries. Specific topics include but are not limited to:

International Asset Market Structures; Financial Regulation and Liberalization; Financial Bubbles; Microstructure of Developed and Emerging Markets for all Asset Classes; Linkages Between Stock and Foreign Exchange Markets; Foreign Exchange Market Arbitrage, Hedging, and Pricing; Volatility and Correlation in Financial Markets; Financial Engineering; Risk Management; Extremes and Value at Risk; International Portfolio Management and Pricing Models; International Regulation and Performance of Financial Institutions and Money Managers; The Role of Information in Financial Decisions; International Capital Structure Issues for Firms; Initial and Seasoned Public Offerings and Equity Restructuring; Investment Banking and Issuing of Corporate Securities; Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring and Takeover Defenses; Corporate Ownership, Control, Governance and Compensation and Firm Performance; Cost of Bankruptcy and Financial Distress; Macro Finance, including Inflation and Monetary Policy; The Term Structure of Interest Rates; Behavioral Finance.

Please e-mail to mfs@camden.rutgers.edu by December 15, 2004, a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper, in an Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format. The title page should include the affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail of each author. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed. A select number of papers presented at the conference will published in the Multinational Finance Journal.


Multinational Finance Society 

The purpose of the Society is to disseminate and promote financial knowledge, philosophies, techniques, and research findings pertaining to industrialized and developing countries among members of the international academic and business communities.


Program Committee Members

Stavros Thomadakis (Program Chair) - University of Athens, Greece
Panayiotis Alexakis (Co-chair) - University of Athens, Greece
Nikos Apergis - University of Macedonia, Greece
Manuel J. Rocha Armada - University of Minho, Portugal
George Athanassakos - University of Western Ontario, Canada
G. Geoffrey Booth - Michigan State University, USA
Laurence Booth - University of Toronto, Canada
Ephraim Clark - Middlesex University Business School, UK
George Constantinides, University of Chicago, USA
Andr‚ Dorsman - Nyenrode University, Nederlands
Gikas Hardouvelis - University of Piraeus, Greece
Dimosthenis Hevas - AUEB, Greece
Robert Faff - RMIT University, Australia
Mehmet Baha Karan - Hacettepe University Financial Research Center, Turkey
Manolis Kavoussanos - AUEB, Greece
Johan Knif - HANKEN, Finland
Dimitris Kousenidis -Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Lawrence Kryzanowski - Concordia University, Canada
Meziane Lasfer - Cass Business School, UK
Gulnur Muradoglu - Cass Business School, UK
Andreas Merikas - University of Piraeus, Greece
Nikos Mylonas - University of Athens, Greece
Christos Negakis - Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Yair Orgler - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Edgar Ortiz - UNAM, Mexico
George Papaioannou - Hofstra University, USA
Francesco Paris - University of Brescia, Italy
Kate Phylaktis - Cass Business School, UK
Costas Syriopoulos - University of Patras, Greece
Samuel Szewczyk - Drexel University, USA
Panayiotis Theodossiou - Rutgers University, USA
Nickolaos Travlos - ALBA, Greece
George Tsetsekos - Drexel University, USA
Manolis Xanthakis - University of Athens, Greece


Local Organizing Committee

Panayotis Alexakis - University of Athens (Chair)
Christos Alexakis - University of Athens
Christos Cabolis - ALBA
Nikolaos Eriotis - University of Athens
George Maniatis- University of Athens
Christos Negakis - Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki
Christos Nounis - University of Athens
Loukas Spanos - University of Athens
Theodoros Syriopoulos - University of Aegean
Nickolaos Travlos (ALBA)
Stavros Thomadakis - University of Athens and Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association
Anna Vasila, University of Athens

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