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11th International Workshop of Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN)

Organized by Shandong University, Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN), Institut Louis Bachelier, and Global Research Unit (GRU), Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong

November 2-3, 2017
​Shandong University, Jinan, P.R.China

Call for Paper

Program (Under construction)
Paper (Under construction)

Conference website

About the Conference

The Board of the Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN)invites submissions of papers to its 11th International Workshop. The topics of interest are, but not restricted to, international finance, financial economics, macroeconometrics, and applied econometrics.

The Workshop will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at Shandong University, Jinan, P.R.China ( ). The aim of the Workshop is to promote active discussions and exchanges of ideas between researchers working in the fields of international finance, broadly defined. The number of participants will be limited to facilitate active individual participation and collegial interactions.

Keynote Speakers

Jakob B.Madsen, Professor of Economics, Monash University, Australia. YongdingYu, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (to be confirmed), China.

Submission Information

Please submit your paper (in PDF format only) via email (Subject: “MIFN 2017”) with your contact information (name, affiliation, and email address) to Professor Chicheng Ma (, and professor Fengming Qin (email: School of Economics, Shandong University.

Submission deadline is July 31, 2017. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by August 31, 2017. The final version of the paper to be presented at the Workshop should be sent to organizers by September 30, 2017

About the MIFN

The Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN) aims at promoting research in the field of international finance. It provides a platform for researchers and advanced PhD students to exchange research ideas and share new research findings with an emphasis on the interactions between econometric methods and economic theory. The Network activities include an annual conference, the exchange of PhD students between participating universities, and joint applications for grants. The annual conference organized by the Network is designed to facilitate discussions and fruitful exchanges between researchers working in the field of international finance, broadly defined. Previous workshops took place at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands, 2007), IESE Business School (Spain, 2008), the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 2009), the University of Shandong (China, 2010), the University of Orléans (France, 2011), Macquarie University (Australia, 2012), the University of Namur (Belgium, 2013), and IÉSEG – School of Management (France, 2014), Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan, 2015) and the University of Kent (UK, 2016).

The 2017 Workshop Committee 

Fengming Qin (Chair, Shandong University), Bertrand Candelon (University Maastricht and ILB), Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Tao Xu (Shandong University), Dongfeng Chang (Shandong University), Chicheng Ma (Shandong University).

MIFN Board Members
Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg), Bertrand Candelon (Insti7/IPAG), Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Eiji Fujii (Kwansei Gakuin University), Christophe Hurlin (University of Orleans), Christelle Lecourt (Aix Marseille Université), Ekaterini Panopoulou (University of Kent), Fengming Qin (ShandongUniversity), Jeff Sheen (Macquarie University), Mark Spiegel (Federal Reserve Bank of SanFrancisco).