The IX FIMEF Conference is sponsored by the Research Foundation of Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finance (IMEF) and the Universidad Marista with the collaboration of 12 Mexican Institutions of higher education. We hope you will send us your valuable work, which will strengthen the excellency of this event.


1. Promote and interchange recent economic-financial research advances.

2. Contribute to the university-business-government linkages promoting relevant research topics that support both national economic and social development, as well as corporate and institutional growth. We hope you decide to join us; your valuable participation will definitely strengthen the excellence of this event.

3. Promote theoretical and empirical research, as well as its interexchange and achievement of join projects between national and international scholars.

4. Promote financial research for business practice.

5. Promote a scientific and innovative research and advanced practical interests in accounting, finance and economics among undergraduate students.

I. Themes and Scope

The conference will discuss topics related to conemporary accounting, financial economics, and macroeconomic and microeconomic issues interrelated with finance and accounting, both in terms of developed and emerging markets, as well as their links. Works in Spanish or English are accepted. Topics to be dealt include but ar not limited to:

• Econometric-cuantitative modeling for finance and economics
• Accounting/Auditing/Taxation
• International accounting systems and norms
• Impact of financial ratios and accounting variables on corporate performance
• Consolidation of financial statements
• Accounting systems and control
• International accounting norms and covergence
• Accounting, financial and economic relationships
• Local auditing / International auditing norms
• Globalization/deglobalization
• 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 and microeconomic variables on capital markets and banking
• Inflation/unemployment
• Fintech/cryptocurrencies
• 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 policiy/budgeting/public spending
• Social security and pension systems/pension funds
• Energy markets, products/impacts on development
• Industrial policies and sectoral development trends
• Technology/research and development/innovation/competitiveness
• Finance and economic development
• Gender and empowering
• Sustainable development and natural resources/corporate responsibility

II. Guidelines for Research Works

1. Papers must be of high quality and aim solving research problems that contribute to theoretical or practical knowledge. We do not accept simple descriptive works or note.

2. Works can be individual or in co-authorship. It is recommended a maximum of three papers by author, either in Spanish or English. We recommend Ibero-American scholars to send their papers in English, which will allow a better discussion of their research, as well as their consolidation to publish in national and international specialized journals.

3. Proposals for full sessions (four papers, two-hour sessions) will be welcome.

4. Papers will be submitted to a double blind arbitration process for acceptance in the Conference.

5. Authors of accepted papers will be assigned as Discussants of works in their own session.

6. Papers accepted in the Conference may participate in the XXXV Financial Research Prize IMEF-EY ( and / or may be submitted to the Mexican Journal of Economics and Finance, REMEF for the respective arbitration and possible publication (

III. Papers

Full Papers – Submission deadline: Monday April 8, 2019
On line submission:

Acknowledgement will be sent immediately. Letter of either acceptance or else rejection will be sent three weeks after the reception of the work, no later than May 28, 2019.


1. Maximum length: 1. Maximum length: 35 pages in Times New Roman font of 12 points.

2. Simple line spacing, leaving an additional space between justified paragraphs.
Numbering of pages in the lower part, to the center.
Include, where appropriate, figures, graphs, tables and bibliographic references.

3. Submit your paper in three files:
3.1. File 1. Cover. It must contain the following information:

• Name of the Conference.
Full title of the paper.
Full name of the contact and, where appropriate, the co-author (s).

• Mention for each one:

Institution of origin and dependence.
Personal and institutional email.
Private telephone number or the institution of origin.
Individual or complete domicile of the institution of origin.
Clearly identify who is the contact author

2.2. File 2. Abstract

Including the title of the paper, omitting the data of the author (s). Abstracts in 150
words will be included in the Conference Program.

2.3. File 3. Full Paper

Full paper, including an abstract, omitting data from the author (s).