Fox Finance Professor, Kose John recently presented a keynote speech on his paper “Bank Capital Regulation: An Academic Perspective,” at the European Finance and Banking Conference, held September 1-2, 2016 in Bologna, Italy. The conference was organized by Temple University and the Journal of Economics and Business.
His speech was a refreshing call to arms to address and solve the overarching issue of capital level that is optimal for the banking system. “Though controversial, my paper generated excitement and discussion between scholars,” said John.
Banking and finance scholars from several other countries presented papers on corporate finance, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and banking to conference attendees. Professor Anthony Saunders from New York University, gave the second keynote speech on the difference between the loan spreads in the United States and in Europe.
Papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Economics and Business in 2017.