Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA, Meeting
January 3-5, 2016 (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
(in collaboration with ASSA)

Open Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015

The International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association (IBEFA), jointly with the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), will hold its annual meeting on January 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Both members and non-members are invited to submit papers to this meeting. We especially encourage the submission of papers on topics related (but not limited) to financial intermediation within and outside of the regulated sector; credit risk, market risk and their interaction; financial risk measurement and management, including stress-testing; financial stability; macroprudential policy; payments systems; household finance; financial market design, dynamics, and regulation; securitization design and regulation; financial regulation in theory and practice; and mortgage markets around the world.

Please note there is no submission fee. However, to be on the program, at least one author from each paper must be an IBEFA member. Authors of (provisionally) accepted papers, who are not members, will be given the opportunity to join before the program is finalized.

Completed papers (which will be given preference) or extended (2-3 page) abstracts should be submitted electronically by Friday, May 1, 2015. See below for submission instructions.

Jose A. Lopez
Program Chair, IBEFA
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


To submit a paper, visit the website: https:/ or go to the IBEFA website ( and follow the link to the paper submission site under the heading “Call for Papers ASSA.”

Please indicate as well if you are willing to serve as a discussant or session chair.

If you experience any submission difficulty, please email your paper, with all requested details, to Michele Brown via e-mail (

Chairs and Discussants

People who wish to serve as a discussant or session chair, but are not submitting a paper, should contact Ms. Brown via e-mail (

Additional Information

To be included in the IBEFA sessions in San Francisco, at least one author must be a paid-up member of IBEFA no later than September 1, 2015. You must also register to attend the ASSA annual meeting, as ASSA charges the conference registration fee for all attendees at IBEFA sessions. Their registration process usually begins in August.

For information on the ASSA winter meeting, see

Thank you for your participation.