The keynote speeches will be delivered by prof. Ike Mathur and prof. Antonio Miele.
Ike Mathur is Professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University, U.S. He has published in top international journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Economic Letters. He is the author or co-author of over 120 articles and 14 books. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and he is currently the executive editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Antonio Mele holds a Senior Chair (sponsored by the Swiss Finance Institute) and a full professorship in Finance at the University of Lugano, Switzerland (sponsored by the Ticino Bankers Association). Prior to these positions, he has been a Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics & Political Science for a decade. Professor Mele’s academic expertise spans a variety of fields, pertaining to capital market volatility, interest rates and credit markets, the interlinks between asset prices and business cycle developments, or the functioning of capital markets in contexts with asymmetric information, social networks and Knightian uncertainty. His research has been published by top journals in Finance and Economics such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Financial Studies, or the Journal of Monetary Economics.