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Eleventh Annual Conference
11th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
July 3 - 8, 2004, Ceylan Inter-Continental Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey 


General Information

The conference is organized by the (1) Cass Business School-City of London, UK, (2) Hacettepe University Financial Research Center (HUFAM)-Ankara, Turkey, and (3) School of Business-Camden, 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, Financial Liberalization; 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 submit by November 21, 2003, three copies of a completed or nearly completed paper to Multinational Finance Society, School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University, 227 Penn Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1656, U.S.A. (856) 225-6594 (Office), 225-6632 (Fax), or e-mail an Adobe ®Acrobat® PDF file to The title page should include the affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail of each author. All participants agree to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Multinational Finance Society 

The purpose of the Multinational Finance 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 Chairs

Gulnur Muradoglu - Cass Business School-City of London, UK
Mustafa Gultekin - University of North Carolina
Mehmet Baha Karan - Hacettepe University Financial Research Center (HUFAM), Turkey

Program Committee

Abhay Abyankar - University of Durham, UK
George Athanassakos - University of Western Ontario, Canada
Warren Bailey - Cornell University
Ercan Balaban - Edinburgh University, UK
Woolfgang Bessler - Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany
G. Geoffrey Booth - Michigan State University
Laurence Booth - University of Toronto, Canada
Ephraim Clark - Middlesex University Business School, UK
André Dorsman - Nyenrode University, The Netherlands
Robert Faff - RMIT University, Australia
Ian Garrett - University of Manchester, UK
Costas Grammenos - Cass Business School, UK
Paul Halpern - University of Toronto, Canada
Nathan Joseph - Ashton Business School, UK
Manolis Kavussanos - Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Turalay Kenc - Imperial College, UK
Johan Knif - HANKEN, Finland
Lawrence Kryzanowski - Concordia University, Canada
Ali Kutan - Southern Illinois University
Meziane Lasfer - Cass Business School, UK
Richard Michelfelder - Rutgers University
Christos Negakis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Yair Orgler - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Edgar Ortiz - UNAM, Mexico
George Papaioannou - Hofstra University
Francesco Paris - University of Brescia, Italy
Kate Phylaktis - Cass Business School, UK
Nejat Seyhun - University of Michigan
Nick Travlos - ALBA, Greece, and Cardiff Business School, UK
Wim Westerman - University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Local Organizing Committee

Mine Aksu - Sabanci University, Turkey
Kursat Aydogan - Bilkent University, Turkey
Murat Binay - Koc University, Turkey
Gokhan Capoglu - Atilim University, Turkey
Umit Erol - Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Bengi Ertuna - Bogazici University, Turkey
Halit Gonenc - Hacettepe University, Turkey
Zeynep Onder - Bilkent University, Turkey
Hakan Orbay - Sabanci University, Turkey
Guven Sak - Central Bank of Turkey, Turkey
Aslihan Altay Salif - Bilkent University, Turkey
Armagan Tarim - Hacettepe University, Turkey
Suat Teker - Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Aydin Ulucan - Hacettepe University, Turkey
Atakan Yalcin - Koc University, Turkey
Bilgehan Yazici - ABN AMRO, Turkey
Reha Yolalan - Yapi Kredi Bank, Turkey


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