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12th International Workshop of Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN) 

Organized by Université Catholique de Louvain, 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 5-6, 2018

Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

Call for Paper

Program and Paper

Please visit the Conference website

About the Conference

The Board of the Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN) for its 12th International Workshop invites submissions of papers on issues related to, but not restricted to, international finance, financial economics, macroeconometrics, and applied econometrics.

The Workshop will be held on November 5-6, 2018 at Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

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 

Carlo Favero, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Submission Information

Please submit your paper (in PDF format only) via email (Subject: “MIFN 2018”) with your contact information (name, affiliation, and email address) to Professor B. Candelon (

Submission deadline is July 31, 2018. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by August 31, 2018. The final version of the paper to be presented at the Workshop should be sent to organizers by September 30, 2018

Registration Fee

A registration fee of euro 200 per participant would be required to defray lunch/coffee break costs.

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), Shandong University (Jinan, China, 2010), the University of Orléans (France, 2011), Macquarie University (Australia, 2012), the University of Namur (Belgium, 2013), and IESEG – School of Management (France, 2014), Kwansi Gakuin University (Osaka, Japan, 2015), University of Kent (Canterbury, UK, 2016) and Shandong University (Jinan, China, 2017).

The 2018 Workshop Committee  

Bertrand Candelon (Maastricht University), Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Jean-Baptiste Hasse (Insti7 and Université Aix-Marseille), Leonardo Iania (Université Catholique de Louvain).