IRMC 2021, Cagliari, Italy

Call for Papers

International Risk Management Conference

Key Dates

Submission Deadline

June 30, 2021 (Full papers Regular Session and COVID-19 Special Session)

Paper Acceptance

July 15, 2021 (Full papers Regular Session and COVID-19 Special Session)

International Risk Management Conference 2021
14th Edition of the Annual Meeting of The Risk, Banking and Finance Society
Cagliari, Italy


Risk Management during and after the Pandemic Storm: Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability

Conference Dates:             October 1-2, 2021
Call for Papers Deadline:  June 30, 2021 (Full papers – Regular session and COVID-19 Special Session)
Paper Acceptance:
            July 15, 2021


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After the successful online IRMC2020 edition where 138 colleagues presented their papers online, we are glad to announce that IRMC2021 will be held in Cagliari (Italy) in October 1-2, 2021. The organizing committee is committed to run an in-person conference in a secure and protected location, therefore we will monitor the evolution of the pandemic and will choose the format (in-person or virtual) of the conference accordingly. In any case, we will offer the possibility of a remote-participation too, so please do not hesitate to submit your work.

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, this year’s host institution the University of Cagliari and Fundação Dom Cabral in the role of South American HUB, invite you to join the 14th edition of the International Risk Management Conference which will bring together leading experts from various academic disciplines and professionals for a two days conference 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 14th edition are Linda Allen (CUNY and Editor-in-chief Journal of Credit Risk), Edward I. Altman (NYU Stern) and Menachem Brenner (NYU Stern). 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.

Publication opportunities:
Special Issue of The Journal of Credit Risk
Linda Allen (Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College – CUNY) and Nikunj Kapadia (University of Massachusetts)
The Journal of Credit Risk will publish a special issue devoted to IRMC2021. Authors of papers accepted to IRMC2021 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.

Organizing Committee:
Permanent Conference Organizers: Edward I. Altman (NYU Stern), Oliviero Roggi (University of Florence and Fundação Dom Cabral‎)
IRMC2021 Host Institution: University of Cagliari
IRMC2021 Co-Chairs: Riccardo De Lisa and Luca Piras
Host institution Organizing Committee: Riccardo De Lisa, Luca Piras, Fabrizio Crespi, Rosella Carè
IRMC Con-Organizer: JRC-European Commission, Francesca Campolongo, Andrea Pagano and Lucia Alessi
IRMC South American HUB: Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), Viviane Barreto
Scientific Committee Chair: Menachem Brenner (NYU Stern)

Conference Topics:
Both 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; Behavioral finance; Financial integration; Mathematical & computational finance; Stochastic optimization approaches in finance; Mergers & acquisitions; Modelling, money and liquidity; Sustainable finance; Climate change risk. 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. 

A special session dedicated to COVID-19’s impact on global financial stability and risk management practices will be organized. This special session invites submissions related to the impact of the pandemic on sovereign institutions, economic consequences and on financial institutions and markets. A detailed list of topic can be found here: click here

Conference Submission:
Full Paper Submission: Full papers must be submitted by June 30, 2021. The accepted full papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Final minor revisions are acceptable. 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. Abstract submission will entitle presenter to participate in the Poster Session only. 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: +39 055 2759724
Email: – website:

Hoping that you will join the conference,
Best Regards,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Edward Altman, NYU Stern Salomon Center, Conference Chairman
Menachem Brenner, NYU Stern
Riccardo De Lisa, University of Cagliari
Luca Piras, University of Cagliari
Oliviero Roggi, University of Florence and RBF Society, Executive Chairman
Alessandro Giannozzi, University of Florence, RBF Society Treasurer

Organizing Committee

Permanent Conference Organizers

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

Host Institution

University of Cagliari, Italy

Host institution Organizing Committee

Riccardo De Lisa, University of Cagliari
Luca Piras, University of Cagliari
Fabrizio Crespi, University of Cagliari
Rosella Carè, University of Cagliari

IRMC2021 Co-Chairs

Riccardo De Lisa, University of Cagliari
Luca Piras, University of Cagliari

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

Permanent Scientific Committee

Permanent Scientific Committee

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