The IX FIMEF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CONFERENCE, organized by the Research Foundation of IMEF (Mexican Institute of Financial Executives), and MARIST UNIVERSITY OF MERIDA, MEXICO, and with the collaboration of 12 Mexican institutions of higher education, will take place August 29-30, 2019 at the beautiful “White City” of Merida, Mexico.

The conference, the largest and most important on financial economics in Latin America, covers issues dealing with accounting, financial economics, and key interrelated contemporary macro and microeconomic topics, both concerning developed and emerging markets as well as their links.

The conference has a quantitative focus and offers a Diamond Award to distinguished financial economists. The I FIMEF Finance Diamond Prize recipient was Oldrich Vasicek in 2016; in 2017 FIMEF honored Dr. Robert C. Merton, Nobel Laurate 1997; last year, Marco Avellaneda, Quant of the Year 2010, was distinguished with that Prize. This year CARMEN REINHART, a leading international woman economist, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School, will be the awardee and Keynote Speaker.

The Conference es bilingual. Papers either in Spanish or English are welcome. Proposals for full sessions are also welcome (four papers, two hours sessions). We recommend Ibero-American scholars to send their papers in English, which will allow a better discussion of their research, as well reinforce it and increase opportunities to publish them in national and international specialized journals.

Submission deadline: Monday April 8, 2019
On line submission:

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

Econometric-quantitative modeling for finance and economics
Accounting systems and control
Accounting, financial and economic relationships
International accounting Systems and Norms
International accounting norms and convergence
Impact of financial ratios and accounting variables on corporate performance
Consolidation of financial statements
Local auditing/International auditing norms
Trade growth, deficits, tariffs and impacts
Financial and economic integration, market segmentations
Corporate governance: Theory and models
International economic and financial governance alternatives
Mergers and acquisitions
Capital structure/Dividend policy
Agency theory/Executive compensations
Corporate financing/leverage/Financial distress/Financial fragility/Bankruptcy
Budgeting/Project evaluation/Real options
Initial Public Offering (IPOs)
Entreprenuerships/Small and new enterprises (start-ups)
Valuation, optimization, diversification, and portfolio management (CAPM, etc.)
Stock and bond markets
Market efficiency and anomalies
Economic and financial cycles
Financial crisis, comovements/transmission
Expected utility theory/Behavioral finance
Investments and international capital flows
Commodities markets
Financial variables and markets and macroeconomic performance
Impact of macro y microeconomic variables on capital markets and banking
Technology and development
Derivatives /Hedging/EFTs/Mutual funds/Financial engineering
Financial regulation/Capital requirements//Basilea
Risk analysis/Value at risk/Assets volatility/Extreme value
Financial inclusion
Macroeconomic policy, macroeconomic stability
Monetary Policy/Exchange rates/interest rates/yield curve
Banking/Financial institutions/Shadow banking/Credit/Microfinance
Comparative banking results
Microeconomics/Consumption/Production/Supply and demand
Fiscal Policy/budgeting/public spending
Social security and pension systems/Pension funds
Energy markets, products/ impacts on development
Industrial policies y sectoral development trends
Technology/Research and development/Innovation/Competitiveness
Finance and economic development
Gender and empowering
Sustainable development and natural resources/Corporate responsibility

Papers accepted are encouraged to be sent to The Mexican Journal of Economics and Finance to be considered for publication. The journal is among Mexico’s top internationally competitive journals, recognized by the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology. Indexing includes SciELO Citation Index, Wos, Redalyc, RePec, Latindex, EconLit, EBSCO, and others. Papers can also be sent to the XXXV IMEF-EY International Financial Prize ((NMX$ 500,000 in prices, webpage:

Acceptance letters will be delivered within three weeks. For further information about on line submissions, fees, hotel arrangements, please visit this page.

Merida is in the former heartland of the Mayans. The city has a population of almost one million inhabitants, and remains ranked as top five in quality of life of all Mexican cities. Merida is a thirty-minute drive to the beach of Progreso, a 3-hour drive from Cancun (50 minutes flight time), and a 2-hour plane ride from Miami. Aditionally, Merida is 1 ½ hours drive to the Mayan Pyramids of Chitchen Itza, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988, and in 2007 it became one of the wonders of the modern world.

Please submit your article as soon as possible. (Submission deadline: Monday April 8, 2019)
Your participation will no doubt enhance the quality of the conference. We look forward to meeting and welcome you!