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Thirteenth Annual Conference
13th Annual Conference of the
Multinational Finance Society
June 26 - 28, 2006, The Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh, UK 

Organized by

University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Rutgers University, U.S.A.

Clips from 2005 MFS Annual Conference

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. All papers submitted will be considered for the Francesco Paris Best Paper Award in memory of the late MFS president and for publication in a special issue of Multinational Finance Journal, to be edited by Professor Richard Taffler. 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; 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 Defences; 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; Behavioural Finance.

Please e-mail to, c/o Prof. Richard Taffler, by the 17th February 2006, a copy of a completed or nearly completed paper, in a PDF format. The title page should include the affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail of each author together with appropriate JEL classifications. Indicate if you wish your paper to be considered for the special issue of the journal. Each participant agrees to serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest, if needed.

Further information regarding conference organisation and accommodation, travel arrangements, fees and activities will be published on the website in due course.


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

Richard J. Taffler (Program Chair) - University of Edinburgh, UK
Ercan Balaban (Co-chair) - University of Edinburgh, UK
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
André Dorsman - Nyenrode University, Nederlands
Gikas Hardouvelis - University of Piraeus, Greece
Mehmet Baha Karan - Hacettepe University Financial Research Center, Turkey
Johan Knif - HANKEN, Finland
Lawrence Kryzanowski - Concordia University, Canada
Meziane Lasfer - Cass Business School, UK
Gulnur Muradoglu - Cass Business School, UK
Christos Negakis - Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Papaioannou - Hofstra University, USA
Kate Phylaktis - Cass Business School, UK
Samuel Szewczyk - Drexel University, USA
Panayiotis Theodossiou - Rutgers University, USA
Nickolaos Travlos - ALBA, Greece
George Tsetsekos - Drexel University, USA.


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