Pricing models in the financial sector

Venue: To be defined

Location: Palermo, Italy

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2008
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2009
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ADEIMF, the Italian Association of Scholars of Economics and Management of Financial Institutions and Markets, holds an annual Conference to coincide with its Assembly. The Conference will be held in Palermo, Italy on 12-13 June, 2009.

The theme of the ADEIMF 2009 Conference is ‘Pricing Models in the Financial Sector’. Economic theory has always considered the price determination of goods and services a fundamental reference point, as regards both individual economic units and the economy as a whole. The integration of these two analytical points of view is especially relevant in the Economics and Management of Financial Institutions, where the definition of conditions of economic equilibrium of financial firms is interdependent with the aims of efficient allocation of financial resources and the safeguarding of savings.

Changes in financial systems over the last few years call for critical reconsideration of the pricing models of financial and insurance instruments and services, opening up many opportunities for wide-ranging research. For example :

• Pricing models and the behaviour of demand for financial services
• Factors influencing the price elasticity of demand for financial instruments
• Financial education, service pricing and awareness of investment and financing opportunities
• Pricing and value creation for bank customers
• Asymmetric information and the transparency of price terms in financial services
• Ways of determining and communicating the pricing of financial services and customer behaviour
• Customer perception of interest rates, risk and credit rationing
• Customer perception of the pricing of financial activities and risk-return trade-offs
• Pricing and consumerism in markets for financial services

• Pricing models and financial institutions’ decision-making
• Pricing and business models
• Pricing, business strategy and the the stakeholder’s view
• Pricing and financial institutions’ cost functions
• Production and distribution processes and pricing models in banking and insurance
• Pricing, organisation and operating mechanisms in financial institutions
• Product differentiation and pricing models
• Pricing and risk management
• Pricing, accounting and management control in financial institutions

• Pricing models and the structure of financial markets
• Pricing and segmentation of financial instrument and service markets
• Market concentration and pricing of financial instruments and services
• Market efficiency and pricing of financial instruments and services
• Multiplication of trading platforms and transparency in price determination of financial assets
• Pricing models in activities supporting trading in financial markets
• Pricing of financial instruments and market liquidity conditions
• Market volatility and the reliability of quantitative models of evaluation of financial assets
• Comparative analysis of pricing models of financial services at international level

• Pricing models, regulation and legislation
• Cost-benefit analysis applied to regulation
• Pricing of Regulation
• Costs of compliance and principle-based regulation
• Legislation and better regulation policy
• Means and effectiveness of impact assessment procedures
• Supervision effectiveness and efficiency
• Regulation models of financial service pricing
• Pricing and taxation

Papers are invited from junior scholars (research fellows, research assistants, holders of research grants, and PhD students; not associate and full professors, who are considered senior scholars for the purposes of this call for papers) in the Association’s field of interest. Papers by more than one author are admitted as long as at least one of them is a junior scholar as defined above. Papers should be written in English or Italian.

Authors should prepare an abstract of a maximum of 3,000 characters, to include key references in the literature, the aims and research questions, methodology adopted and expected results.

The abstract, in a Word file named surnameinitial_keyword from title_ADEIMF2009 (for example KeynesJM_employment_ADEIMF2009) should be sent by email to by 31 December 2008. By sending an abstract at least one author undertakes to present the paper at the Conference if accepted.

By 31 January the author/s will receive notification of acceptance or refusal by the Association’s Board, which for this occasion serves as Scientific Committee. If the paper is accepted, a complete version of a maximum of 50,000 characters including bibliography, tables and attachments, in PDF format, must be sent to the above email address by 31 May 2009.

All the papers accepted will be published in the Proceedings, on the Association’s website.

The Conference Scientific Committee will select some of the accepted papers for submission to refereeing, for publication in EMFI-WPS (ADEIMF working paper series). Presenting a paper for the Conference implies the author/s’ acceptance of possible publication in EMFI-WPS.