(XIV edition) 

March 24-26, 2016, Bucharest, Romania


INFER supported event

Organized by:

from Bucharest University of Economic Studies

in collaboration with


Romanian Association of Finance and Banking RoFIBA
(Asociatia Romana de Finante-Banci RoFIBA)

Center of Financial and Monetary Research (CEFIMO)
(Centrul de Cercetari Financiar-Monetare CEFIMO)


Papers accepted and presented at the  International Finance and Banking Conference FI BA 2016  have been published in the supplement of the international review Theoretical and Applied Economics (ISSN 1844-0029(online edition)) .

The articles can be found at  http://www.ectap.ro/ supliment/international- finance-and-banking- conference-fi-ba-2016-xivth- edition/26/

Some papers will be published in  Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research ( http://www.ecocyb.ase.ro ) and Review of Finance and Banking http://rfb.ase.ro  /).

We are honoured to announce the conference keynote speakers:

Professor Paul WACHTEL, PhD. (New York University Stern School of Business)

Paul Wachtel is a professor of economics at New York University Stern School of Business. He has been with Stern for over 40 years and has served as the chairperson of the Economics Department, Vice Dean for Program Development, chairperson of the University Faculty Council and is currently the academic director for the BS in Business and Political Economy degree. He is the co-editor of Comparative Economic Studies and chair of the International Faculty Committee of the International School for Economics in Tbilisi. Wachtel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in 1966, his Master of Arts in economics from the University of Rochester, and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1971.

He teaches courses in monetary policy, banking and central banking, global macroeconomics and global perspectives. His primary areas of research include the relationship of financial development to economic growth, central banking in the post-crisis world, and financial sector reform in economies in transition. He has published widely in these areas; see http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~pwachtel/


Assistant Professor Peter CLAEYS (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Peter Claeys is assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he teaches Statistics, Macroeconomics and Advanced International Economics. He collaborated before with the Universitat de Barcelona, as a Marie Curie Fellow at AQR-IREA. His areas of interest are international macroeconomics, public economics, fiscal federalism, fiscal consolidation, interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, fiscal policy and redistribution. Using empirical models coming from international macroeconomics, finance, monetary economics or I/O models he managed to highlight the economic effects of fiscal policy under debt constraints, the behaviour of governmental expenditures and the impact of economic and financial integration on fiscal policy; see https://sites.google.com/site/pclaeyssite/

Cordelius ILGMANN (Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs)

Cordelius Ilgmann holds a Magister Artium degree in Modern History, Medieval History and Politics as well as a Bachelor and Master degree in Economics from the University of Muenster, Germany. From October 2008 he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Applied Economic Research at the University of Muenster where he received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in May 2011. In January 2012 he joined the Policy Department Banking Supervision at German Federal Supervisory Agency (BaFin). In March 2013, he moved to the Capital Market Division of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin before joining the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) at the ECB as member of the Crisis Management Division in June 2014.
Now, he is head of department for Economic Policy, Tourism and Digital Society at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Thuringia.
His research interests include History of Economic Thought, Institutional Economics and Law and Economics, with a focus on capital market and banking regulation.