International Conference on Finance, Banking, and Regulation

Scientific Committee


Ali Kutan
, Southern Illinois University
Benjamin Tabak, Catholic University of Brasilia and Federal Senate of Brazil
Chialin Chang, National Tsing Hua University
Jose Angelo Divino, Catholic University of Brasilia
Michael McAleer, National Tsing Hua University and Erasmus University at Rotterdam
Ralph T. Rockafellar, University of Washington and University of Florida
Rogerio Mazali, Catholic University of Brasilia
Wilfredo Maldonado, Catholic University of Brasilia
Wilfredo Sosa, Catholic University of Brasilia


Organizing Committee

Benjamin Tabak, Catholic University of Brasilia and Federal Senate of Brazil

Jose Angelo Divino, Catholic University of Brasilia

Rogerio Mazali, Catholic University of Brasilia

Wilfredo Maldonado, Catholic University of Brasilia

Wilfredo Sosa, Catholic University of Brasilia


Meeting Committees

Keynote Speakers

Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University.

Pedro Gomis-Porqueras, Deakin University Australia, Melbourne Burwood campus.

Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.

Jouko Vilmunen, Head of Research, Bank of Finland. 


Mini-Course


​During the conference, Dr. Jouko Vilmunen of the Bank of Finland will be teaching a mini-course. The topic and program will soon be announced. Dr. Vilmunen is currently the Head of Research of the Bank of Finland and has recently released a book, co-authored with 2011 Nobel prize winner Thomas J. Sargent entitled "Macroeconomics at the Service of Public Policy". Below are the links to the mini-course lecture notes:


Lecture 1     Lecture 2    Lecture 3a     Lecture 3b     Classnotes


Here are additional materials relevant to the course:


Lecture 4     Lecture 5     Lecture 5c    Lecture 6     Lecture 7     Lecture 8     Lecture 9


Lecture 9s     Lecture 10     Fiscal Policy Notes     Dynare Programming     Intro to Dynare


About the University

Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM)


The SSEM was founded to promote research and publication about emerging market economies and to provide a way for people to share their research about emerging markets. The Society sponsors the journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT), which is recognized worldwide for the quality and timeliness of the research on emerging markets that it publishes. A special issue of EMFT featuring some of the papers presented in the conference was published. To access it, click here.

Aereal view of UCB's main campus in Taguatinga.

The best private University in Brazil's Center-West.

The Catholic University of Brasilia (Universidade Católica de Brasília)  is the youngest University in the region. Founded as the Catholic College of Brasilia in 1973, it expanded to a new campus and was promoted to full University status in 1993. The University currently operates on three campi in Brasilia, one in Taguatinga (main), one in Asa Norte (campus II) and one in Asa Sul (campus III). Brazil's Student's Guide (Guia do Estudante) currently ranks UCB among the top 40 schools in the country. Click here to learn more about UCB (portuguese only).

Relevant Reading

Catholic University of Brasilia