IRMC 2020 | Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

International Risk Management Conference

Key Dates

Submission Deadline

August 24, 2020 (Full papers Regular Session and COVID-19 Special Session)
September 10, 2020 (Early drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Special Session) 

Paper Acceptance

September 10, 2020 (Full papers Regular Session and COVID-19 Special Session)
September 15, 2020 (Early drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Special Session)

International Risk Management Conference 2020 – Global Virtual Conference
13th Edition of the Annual Meeting of “The Risk, Banking and Finance Society”
October 9-10, 2020


“Managing Global Risks: The COVID-19 Pandemic “New Normal” and the Challenges for a Sustainable Economic Environment“

Conference Dates:             October, 9-10, 2020
Call for Papers Deadline:  August 24, 2020 (Full papers – Regular session and COVID-19 Special Session)
                                            September 10, 2020 (Early drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Special Session)
Paper Acceptance:
            September 10, 2020 (Full papers – Regular session and COVID-19 Special Session)
                                            September 15, 2020 (Early drafts or Extended Abstracts for COVID-19 Special Session)


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The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the planet and made impossible to hold the IRMC annual meeting this June, as scheduled in Krakow. The organizing committee has decided to hold the IRMC 2020 as our first Virtual Conference on October 9-10, 2020. We have selected the platform Whova as technical partner for the event. Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil) has joined in the role of South AmericanHUB for the conference.

The topic of the conference has changed to: Managing Global Risks: The COVID-19 Pandemic “New Normal” and the Challenges for a Sustainable Economic Environment”. 

A NEW Special session dedicated to “COVID-19’s Impact on Global Financial Stability and Risk Management practices” has been organized. Being aware that event studies on the COVID-19 pandemic are still in an early phase of development, the submission to the special session dedicated to COVID-19 can be either an early draft of the paper or anextended abstract submitted by September 10. This special session invites submissions related to the impact of the pandemic on sovereign institutions, economic consequences and on financial institutions and markets.  

We are looking forward to your submissions and to have you all online in the Fall.

The Risk Banking and Finance Society, in collaboration with the IRMC permanent organizers University of Florence, NYU Stern Salomon Center, the co-organizer JRC-European Commission together with the new South American HUB Fundação Dom Cabral invite you to join the 13thAnnual Meeting of the International Risk Management Conference – IRMC2020 Global Virtual Edition. The conference will bring together leading experts from various academic disciplines and professionals for a two-day virtual conference on WHOVA App including three keynote plenary sessions, three parallel featured sessions and a professional workshop. The conference welcomes all relevant theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions.

Keynote and Featured Speakers:
Invited speakers of the 13th edition are Linda Allen (Editor-in-chief Journal of Credit Risk), Edward I. Altman (NYU Stern), Giorgio Baldassarri (S&P Global Market Intelligence), Menachem Brenner (NYU Stern), Paul Hiebert (European Central Bank) and Edith Hotchkiss (Boston College). Other speakers will be announced as soon as they confirm their participation.

Best Paper Awards:
In collaboration with Classis Capital SIM, we are happy to announce the following awards:
Each paper will receive a prize of €1000.

Professional Workshop entitled “The New Normal in Financial Risk Management in the Covid-19 Pandemic era”:
Workshop Keynotes Speakers:
Edward Altman (NYU Stern) – “Covid-19 and the Credit Cycle”
Paul Hiebert (European Central Bank, Head of Systemic Risk and Financial Institutions Division) – “Financial Stability and Climate Risk” 
Giorgio Baldassarri (S&P Global Market Intelligence, Global Head of the Analytic Development Group for Credit Risk Solutions)
Lucia Alessi (JRC – European Commission)
Maurizio Esentato (Classis Capital SIM)

Publication opportunities:
Special Issue of The Journal of Credit Risk
Editors-in-chief: Michael Gordy (Federal Reserve Bank) and Linda Allen (Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College – CUNY)
The Journal of Credit Risk will publish a special issue devoted to IRMC2020. Authors of papers accepted to IRMC2020 are invited to submit their papers to this special issue. No submission fee is required. The submission deadline (to be announced) will be subsequent to the conference.

Special Issue of The Quarterly Journal of  Finance
Editors-in-chief: Jean Helwege (University of California, Riverside) and Fernando Zapatero (Boston University)
Guest editors: Zvi Wiener, Dan Galai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Giampaolo Gabbi (SDA Bocconi)

Special Issue of The Journal of  FinTech
Editor-in-chief: Zvi Wiener (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 

Organizing Committee:
Permanent Conference Organizers: Edward I. Altman (NYU Stern), Oliviero Roggi (University of Florence and Fundação Dom Cabral‎)
IRMC2020 Co-Organizer: JRC European Commission, Francesca Campolongo
IRMC South American HUBFundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), Viviane Barreto
Scientific Committee Chair: Menachem Brenner (NYU Stern)

Conference Topics:
This special session invites submissions related to the impact of the pandemic on sovereign institutions, financial institutions and financial markets. Broadly, the extended abstracts should be focused on the impact of the crisis on all asset classes, derivatives markets, central banks, financial intermediaries and other financial system related entities. Detailed topics are among the following: Central Bank measures and liquidity bazooka-effect” during Covid-19 Pandemic; Liquidity risk and Market liquidity in equity and debt markets, exchange-traded and OTC securities and derivatives; Information about coronavirus pandemic and asset prices determination: the impact of financial information on assets price; High-frequency data analysis and anomaly detection in stocks, oil, commodities, repos and potential; The impact of government policies implemented before or during the crisis on financial markets and institutions; Procyclical feedback of central counterparty margin requirements, regulatory capital requirements, and bank risk-management practices; Borrower runs on bank lines of credit; Asset management performance during the pandemic: leveraged ETFs, and crowded trades; Lending and performance of financial institutions during the crisis., Modelling, Money and Liquidity, Sustainable Finance.
Theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas that include, but are not limited to: Asset Pricing, Banking, Financial Econometrics, Capital Markets, Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Financial Crises, Corporate Governance, Market Microstructure, Financial Regulation, International Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Emerging Market, Corporate Investment Decision, Global Risk Markets, Macro-financial Linkages, Financial Policy, Securitization, Behavioural Finance, Financial Integration, Mathematical & Computational, Mergers & Acquisitions, Modelling, Money and Liquidity, Sustainable Finance. A detailed list of topic can be found here: click here

Conference Submission:
Full Paper Submission: Full-papers eligible for regular parallel sessions and the COVID-19 special session must be submitted by August 24, 2020. Papers accepted previously will be automatically included in the regular parallel session program. New submissions will undergo the regular peer review process and, if accepted will be presented in the regular parallel sessions.
COVID-19 Special Session: Early drafts or Extended Abstracts eligible for the COVID-19 Special Session must be submitted by September 10, 2020 and will undergo a Scientific Committee Review. Accepted papers will be presented in the COVID-19 special parallel session. The requirements for the Extended Abstracts are: objectives and research questions; empirical analysis with results (shown in table); explanation of data set; data analysis and methodology.

A maximum of two papers per person can be submitted but only one paper, if accepted, will be listed for presentation in the parallel sessions.

To Submit: electronic submission at click here
For Submission Detailsclick here

Permanent Scientific Committee: for info click here

Conference Management & Contact Information:
The Risk, Banking and Finance Society
Tel: +39-0552759724
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Hoping that you will join the conference,
Best Regards,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Edward Altman, NYU Stern, Conference Chairman and Professor Emeritus of Finance
Menachem Brenner, NYU Stern
Oliviero Roggi, University of Florence and Fundação Dom Cabral‎, Conference Executive Chairman
Alessandro Giannozzi, University of Florence, RBF Society Treasurer

Organizing Committee

Host Institution
Permanent Conference Organizers

Edward I. Altman, NYU Stern
Oliviero Roggi, University of Florence
Menachem Brenner, NYU Stern

Conference Consultants

– Giorgio Bertinetti, University of Venice
– Maurizio Dallocchio, Bocconi University
– Riccardo De Lisa, University of Cagliari & FITD
– Maurizio Fanni, University of Trieste
– Herbert Rijken, VU University Amsterdam
– Torben Juul Andersen, CBS
– Małgorzata Iwanicz-Drozdowska, Warsaw School of Economics
– Cosimo Pacciani, European Stability Mechanism
– Dan Galai and Zvi Wiener, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
– Bertrand Maillet, EM Lyon and Phillip Bernard, University of Paris Dauphine
– Maurizio Dallocchio, Bocconi University and Giampaolo Gabbi, SDA Bocconi & University of Siena

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