XXVI Edition

14-15-16 December 2017"

The XXVI Edition of the MBF Conference will be hosted at the University of LUMSA - Palermo (Sicily) Campus. As a special feature, MBF will jointly launch the Ferdinand Pecora Prize for the Regulation of Banking and Finance. The Prize draws on the fact that, before migrating to New York, the prosecutor leading the famous Pecora Hearings was born in Nicosia (Sicily). The Prize goes to scholars/officials who have striven in innovative ways to improve regulation and curb financial instability. This year’s laureate will be Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England. Luigi Federico Signorini (Bank of Italy’s Deputy Director General) will deliver the praise speech. The conference will host John Kose as Special Guest who will chair the Young Economists Session (YES).

The scientific committee is composed by:

• Michele Bagella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Leonardo Becchetti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Rocco Ciciretti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
• Giorgio Di Giorgio, LUISS University, Italy
• Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University, Italy
• Franco Fiordelisi, University of Rome III, Italy
• Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, USA
• Francesco Nucci, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
• Gustavo Piga University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

The local organizing committee is composed by:
• Pietro Busetta, University of Palermo, Italy
• Claudio Giannotti, Lumsa University, Italy
• Pierluigi Murro, Lumsa University, Italy
• Vito Pipitone, Lumsa University, Italy
• Federica Sist, Lumsa University, Italy

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