The first Financial Economics MeetingPost-Crisis Challenges (FEM-2019), jointly organized by the EDC Paris Business School, University of Carthage (IHEC Carthage) and the University of Montpellier, under the patronage of the Mediterranean Association of Economics and Finance (AMEF) will take place on 21-22 December 2019 at the Novotel Hotel in Tunis (Tunisia). 

In the last twenty years, several turmoil periods (net bubble, subprime crisis, sovereign debt, etc.)  have shaped financial and economic system. Many regulatory policies have been introduced, such as Basle 3 to overcome more crises and scandals. In addition, monetary policy has experienced the transition from conventional to unconventional frameworks in both industrial and emerging economies. For instance, turning to hedge and diversification of portfolios, commodities markets have attracted an increasing interest. More recently, new forms of money have been introduced, such as virtual money (Bitcoin, among others), leading to a new form of a bubble that might affect financial markets. These changes have influenced governance features in both macro and micro levels. Therefore, the calls for more ethical and sustainable standards in finance and economic spheres have been growing since 2007.

The current call for papers invites authors to submit proposals mobilizing different approaches to analyze the macro and micro effects of these changes on the financial and economic system. We cordially invite academics, practitioners, and policymakers who address these issues to submit papers no later than15 October 2019.  



Ephraim Clark  

Professor Ephraim Clark, Middlesex University, UK.

Ephraim Clark(PhD and Doctorat d’Etat) is Professor of Finance at Middlesex University. He has taught at EDHEC Business School, the Catholic University of Lille, HEC Paris and Vrije Universitat. He is a highly regarded seminar leader and speaker and has delivered keynote speeches to groups such as The French Finance Association, Arthur Andersen Consultants, GARP, ISDA and Euromoney Plc.  Clark is the author of eight books and over one hundred academic and professional papers in journals such as Management Science, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Financial Research, Garp Risk Review, Euromoney, Revue Banque, among others. Honours and awards include numerous research grants and best paper awards. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of scholarly journals and is the founding editor of the European Journal of Finance and Frontiers in Finance and Economics. He has been elected as president of the Multinational Finance Society, president of the International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas, vice-president of the International Association of Finance and Banking and is currently the vice-president of the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics(ISAFE). He is also a member of numerous professional organizations and is a permanent member of the Académie Européenne.

Fredj Jawadi 

Professor Fredj Jawadi, University of Lille, France.

Fredj Jawadi is a Full Professor of Finance at the University of Lille (France), and he was an Associate Professor at the University of Evry-Paris. He is also an Associate Researcher at EconomiX-CNRS and a Deputy Director for CAC (Cliometrics and Complexity Team at IXXI Complex Systems Institute, http://www.ixxi.fr/?p=3219) in France.  Dr Jawadi serves as an Officer of the Society for Economic Measurement in the U.S. (http://sem.society.cmu.edu/home.html ). He is also a Fellow of the Society for Economic Measurement (elected in June 2018) https://sem.society.cmu.edu/SEM_Fellows.asp and a Charter Fellow at the Institute for Nonlinear Dynamical Inference (INDI) in Russia since 2015. Dr.Jawadi has been a Visiting Scholar or Professor at the University of Chicago, University of Kansas, University of Liverpool,  University of Ljubljana, University of Greenwich, and the University of Gent since 2009.

His research interests are Empirical Finance and Applied Econometrics. He has over seventy papers published in various International Journals including: Annals of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, The Energy Journal, etc).  He has also co-authored and co-edited 8 books."

Khaled Hussainey

Professor Khaled Hussainy, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Khaled Hussainey is a Professor of Accounting & Financial Management at the University of Portsmouth.  He has published more than 100-refereed papers in academic journals and international conference proceedings.  He has a rapidly growing research reputation around his principal research area concerned with corporate narrative reporting. He has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Best Paper Award of the British Accounting Review for his paper “Loss firms’ annual report narratives and share price anticipation of earnings” and the prestigious 2012 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Risk Finance for his paper “Revisiting the capital structure puzzle: UK evidence”.  His publication appears top-quality journals such as Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, International Review of Financial Analysis; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation. He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of JFRA and Associate Editor of JAAR and IJAAPE.  








To be updated


Program co-chairs

Dr. Zied Ftiti (co-chair), EDC Paris Business School, Paris (France).

Pr. Hassan Mazali (co-chair), University of Carthage, IHEC Carthage, (Tunisia). 

Dr. Ouidad Yousfi (co-chair), University of Montpellier, Montpelier (France). 

Important deadlines

Submission deadline

15 October 2019

Notification for review results

30 October 2019

 Registration deadline

15 November 2019 

Conference event

21-22 December 2019


Novotel hotel

Avenue Mohamed V, 

1002 Tunis, Tunisia. 









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