University of Leicester hosts Anglo-Greek symposium on banking and finance

Posted by pt91 at Oct 26, 2011 12:15 PM |
International line-up of speakers on 19 November discusses financial systems and financial crisis

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 26 October 2011

The University of Leicester is working with a Greek University to focus attention on banking and finance issues.

The Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit, part of the University’s School of Management,  is collaborating with Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) for a one-day Research Symposium on Banking and Finance on Saturday 19 November 2011.

Dr Meryem Duygun Fethi, from the School of Management, said: “The recent global financial crisis has highlighted a number of weaknesses in our knowledge and understanding of the institutions of the financial sectors of modern economies.  It is, therefore, very timely that the Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit of the University of Leicester School of Management should organise a research symposium on banking and finance.

“The contributors and participants to this symposium come from a variety of countries to discuss some of the more important structural features of financial systems. Topics such as bank competition; bank regulation; and bank branding, which have been consigned to specialist backwaters are now given centre stage at this symposium.”

A line-up of informed speakers from Europe and North America will discuss bank regulation, bank branding and other timely and pertinent topics. Speakers include:

• G Gulsun Akin, Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Sebnem Ileri and Levent Yildiran (Bosphorus University, Turkey)

• Mustafa Disli and Koen Schoors (Ghent University, Belgium)

• Mike Tsionas (AUEB, Greece)

• Douglas Cumming (York University, Canada)

• Simona Zambelli (University of Bologna, Italy)

• Dan Berkowitz (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

• Mark Hoefstra (Texas A&M University, USA)

• Meryem Duygun Fethi, Mohamed Shaban and Adrian Rossignolo (University of Leicester)

Attendance at the symposium is free but places must be reserved by 7 November 2011. Please contact Dr Meryem Duygun Fethi for details


9:00 – 9:30    Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 11:00  Session I (Venue-KEB Seminar Room 526)

Assessing Demand, Competition and Market Structure of Turkish Banking Sector through New IO Models

G. Gulsun Akin, Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Sebnem Ileri and Levent Yildiran (Bosphorus University, Turkey)

Bank rebranding and depositor loyalty

Mustafa Disli and Koen Schoors (Ghent University, Belgium)

Competition and the Lending Channel: Redefining Competition in Banking

Meryem Duygun Fethi (ULSM), Mohamed Shaban (ULSM) and Mike Tsionas (AUEB, Greece)

11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00  Session II (Venue-KEB Seminar Room 526)

Basel III Capital Charges and the incentives to develop accurate Value-at-Risk models

Adrian Rossignolo (ULSM)

Private Equity Performance under Extreme Regulation

Douglas Cumming (York University, Canada) and Simona Zambelli (University of Bologna, Italy)

Finance and growth: A counter-example from the origins of banking in Russia

Dan Berkowitz (University of Pittsburgh, US), Mark Hoefstra (Texas A&M University, US), Koen Schoors (Ghent University, Belgium)

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

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