6 – 8 June, 2013 | Paris, France

3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

Keynote Speakers

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University, USA

Darrell Duffie is the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Financial Advisory Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Fellow and member of the Council of the Econometric Society, a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the board of directors of Moody’s Corporation since 2008. Duffie was the 2009 president of the American Finance Association. His recent books include How Big Banks Fail (Princeton University Press, 2010), Measuring Corporate Default Risk (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Dark Markets: Asset Pricing and Information Transmission in Over-the-Counter Markets (Princeton University Press, 2012).


Ike Mathur, Southern Illinois University, USA

Ike Mathur is Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, at Southern Illinois University. During 2001-2002 he was Visiting Professor of Finance at the nationally ranked Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He has previously taught at the Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh He has published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Economic Letters, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Macromarketing. His extensive managerial experience includes serving as Interim Dean for the College of Business, Chair of the Department of Finance, and Director of Doctoral programs, all at SIUC. He is the author or co-author of over 120 articles and 14 books, two of them being European Equity Markets and Corporate Financial Decisions (with John Doukas), and Wealth Creation in Eastern Europe (with Fred R. Kaen). He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and was the executive editor of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and of Journal of Multinational Financial Management, both published by Elsevier Science. Currently, he is the executive co-editor of the prestigious Journal of Banking and Finance. During 1983/84, he was Fulbright Professor of International Business at Turku School of Economics in Finland and during 1993/94 he was Fulbright Professor of International Finance at Portuguese Catholic University in Portugal. He has served as a consultant to numerous agencies including USAID and AMIDEAST, and has extensive training and evaluation experience in the Mideast, China, the Pacific Rim, and Europe He is listed in a variety of directories including Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Community Leaders of America, and Who’s Who Among Asian Americans. In 1995, 1998 and 2006 he was named Researcher of the Year in the College of Business and Administration, SIUC.

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