Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit full papers or extended abstracts via the email address: microfinance_2017@port.ac.uk  by January 31st 2017. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given to the authors by March 1st 2017. The full paper needs to be submitted via email by by April 30th 2017.

The full paper or extended abstract should include in the first page the following information: title of the paper, authors’ names and affiliation, and keywords. Full papers should also include a short abstract (max. 150 words).

We are particularly keen to receive papers from PhD students working on microfinance related topics and the European Microfinance Platform will award a prize to the best PhD paper. Papers will be selected for presentation at the Conference by the Scientific Committee, based on criteria of academic quality.  

Members of the Scientific Committee include:

Arvind Ashta (Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Burgundy School of Business – CEREN, France)

Bernd Balkenhol (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Johan Bastiaensen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Davide Forcella (CERMI, Belgium)

Isabelle Guérin (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France)

Malcolm Harper (Professor Emeritus, Cranfield School of Management, UK)

Marek Hudon (CERMI and Université Libre Bruxelles, Belgium)

Susan Johnson (University of Bath, UK)

Annette Krauss (University of Zürich, Switzerland)

Marc Labie (CERMI and University of Mons, Belgium)

Robert Lensik (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Roy Mersland (University of Adger, Norway)

Solène Morvant-Roux (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Daniel Rozas (European Microfinance Platform, Luxembourg)

Ariane Szafarz (CERMI and Université Libre Bruxelles, Belgium)

Laura Viganò (University of Bergamo, Italy)

Dirk Andreas Zetzsche (University of Luxembourg)

The Organising Committee includes:

Christoph Pausch (European Microfinance Platform, Luxembourg)

Professor Andy Thorpe (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Joana Afonso (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Michael O’Connor (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Alan Tait (University of Portsmouth, UK)

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