6th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

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6th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society

The 6th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) will take place on 20-21 of December, 2015 at the University of Piraeus (Karaoli & Dimitriou St. 80, Piraeus, Athens, Greece).


The Conference will cover a wide range of topics related to financial engineering and banking, including but not limited to:

  • Asset pricing
  • Asset-liability management
  • Liquidity risk
  • Banking and Financial Management
  • Credit risk modeling
  • Bank efficiency and performance measurement
  • Quality management in the banking sector
  • Issues related to the regulatory framework
  • International banking
  • Financial crisis
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Money and capital markets
  • Financial derivatives

The Conference will put special emphasis on the quantitative aspects of financial decision making and risk management, focusing on new advances in statistical/econometric modeling, new artificial intelligence techniques, and operations research approaches.


Keynote Speaker


Professor of Banking

Professor Antzoulatos joined the Department of Banking & Financial Management in March 1999 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in December 2003. He has served as Director of the M.Sc. Program (6/1999 – 1/2002), Deputy Department Chairman (9/2001 – 8/2007) and Vice-Rector of the University of Piraeus (9/2002 – 8/2005).Education: Diploma, Mechanical Engineering (National Technical University of Athens), ΜΒΑ Finance and Ph.D. Economics & International Business (STERN School of Business, New York University).

He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at STERN and the Department, and worked in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At STERN, he received the Herman E. Kroos Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (1992) and two STERN-Citibank awards for excellence in teaching (1992, 1995).

His current research interests focus on Banking, Financial Crises and Financial Stability.

FEBS Award

HardouvelisProfessor Gikas A. Hardouvelis

Gikas A. Hardouvelis is a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Department of Banking and Financial Management at the School of Finance and Statistics of the University of Piraeus-Greece. He is the former Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from June 2014 following the cabinet resuffle to January 2015 till the Greek Elections. He was the Chief Economist, Head of Economic Research and Member of the Executive Committee of the EUROBANK Group (2005-2014). He is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and at the Centre for Money, Banking and Institutions of Surrey Business School. He is a member of the Cyprus International Institute of Management and the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Harvard Foundation. During the semester of November 2011 – May 2012 of the coalition government of National Unity, he served as the Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics (1983, University of California, Berkeley –USA), and M.Sc. & B.A. degrees in Applied Mathematics (1978, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA). He has been Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University (1983-1989), Associate Professor and subsequently Full Professor at Rutgers University (1989-1993). He was president and then member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Banks Association and its EBF-EMAC representative and member of the Foundation for the Economic & Industrial Research and member. He served as a Research Adviser & Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1987-1993) and as an Adviser of the Bank of Greece for the next two years (1994-1995), where he also acted as Second Alternate to the Governor at the European Monetary Institute (precursor to the ECB). Between1996-2000 he held the post of Chief Economist at the National Bank of Greece, where he restructured the Economic Analysis Division, created the Risk Management Division, the Assets-Liabilities Management Department, and the Investors Relations Department. He also played a critical role in the establishment of the Athens Derivatives Exchange, as an original member of its Board of Directors (1997-2000). During 2000-2004, he was Director of the Economic Office of the Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis. His academic work extends in Finance and Macroeconomics and is published in many internationally renowned journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics and many others. He has been included in the Hall of Fame of the top-50 individual publishers worldwide in applied econometrics over 1989 to 1995. (See p. 432, in Badi H. Baltagi, “Applied Econometrics Rankings: 1989-1995”, Journal of Applied Econometrics 1999, Vol. 14, pp. 423-441). His work on margin requirements had a crucial impact on shaping the reform of the legal framework governing the markets of futures on stock indices in the US.