Papers presented at conferences

2019

1-5 Dec. 2019

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Nairobi, Kenya

Sep. 5-6, 2019

Research Project Workshop “Project Ref ES/N013344/2: Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth

SOAS University of London, London, UK

2-6 June 2019

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Cape Town, South Africa

25-26 April 2019

8th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) Seminar on the Theme: « Human Capital: A Cornerstone for Competitive African Capital Markets »

organised by the BRVM, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Keynote address on “SESSION 6 – Lessons and Learnings Towards a Vibrant Derivatives Market

15 May 2019

Conference Actualité of BCEAO on the theme: Banking stability in WAEMU: Measures and observations

BCEAO Headquarters, Dakar, Senegal

17-21 Fev. 2019

43th Annual General Assembly of the FANAF on the theme: « Quelle structure de marché pour promouvoir le développement de l’assurance africaine?

Tunis, Tunisia

Participation in the panel: « La finance au service de l’assurance »

Aug. 30-Sep. 1st, 2019

Joint International Conference of CEDIMES Institute USA, Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society and IPAGEF, on the Theme : Towards a global socio-economic transformation in Developing Countries

SUNY Plattsburgh, USA

25 Jan. 2019

Workshop « ESRC/DFID ‘Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth’ research project: A Workshop in Honour of Professor Christopher J. Green

Loughborough University, UK

2018

7 Dec. 2018

2018 CBK Banking Symposium, Theme: “Pan-African Banks on the Rise””, Organized by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and SOAS University of London

the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya

2-6 Dec. 2018

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Nairobi, Kenya

22 Nov. 2018

Conference Actualité of BCEAO on the theme: Cross-border banking activities and financial innovations: New trends and implications for financial inclusion in WAEMU

BCEAO Headquarters, Dakar, Senegal

27-28 Sep. 2018

ECOWAS Financial Sector Dialogue, MFW4A

African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Moderator

18-21 Sep. 2018

UNECA, 34th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Experts (ICE), Theme: “Financing Industrialization in Central Africa

N’Djamena, Chad

2-14 July 2018

2018 Econometric Society Africa Meeting

Cotonou, Benin

8 June 2018

Research Seminar at the University of Mauritius, Theme: “Bank lending and competition in WAEMU banking system: Does cross-border banking increase firms’ access to finance

Mauritius

3-7 June 2018

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Port Louis, Mauritius

15-16 March 2018

5th African Actuarial Congress, organized by the Moroccan Association of Actuaries (AMA) and the International Actuarial Society (IAA),

Casablanca, Morocco

Speaker at the plenary session “Development of the banking industry in Africa.”

24 May 2018

Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings (AGI), GDN & AERC High-level Roundtable “Supporting Local Research for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Unpacking the Quest for Evidence from Aid Agencies”

The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA

19 Apr. 2018

Research Workshops of the Laboratory ACT&RISK

Actuarial School, Université Laval, Quebec

9 Apr. 2018

Conference of the Chaire Stephen-A.-Jarislowsky in International Management and the CEDIMES, Doing business in Africa: Challenges and success factors

Université Laval, Quebec, Canada

Feb. 13, 2018

Research Project Workshop “Project Ref ES/N013344/1: Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”

SOAS University of London, London, UK

2017

December 8, 2017

2017 Banking Symposium, Theme: “Shaping Inclusive Financial Development in Kenya”, Organized by the Kenya Bankers Association and the Central Bank of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

December 3-7, 2017

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Arusha, Tanzania

November 22-25, 2017

4th Edition of International Conference of Research in Economics and Management CIREG’17, Organised by ENCG Settat, Theme: « 21st Century Africa: Management, Challenges, Business, Opportunities and Growth Models

Casablanca, Morocco

October 4-7, 2017

8th Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference

Richmond, Virginia, USA

July 25, 2017

Round Table of the launch of the « Institut Panafricain de la Gouvernance Économique et Financière » (IPAGEF)

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

June 26-July 1, 2017

African School of Economics, Financial Inclusion: A Much Global Concept,

Cotonou, Benin

June 4-8, 2017

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Johannesburg, South Africa

May 29 –June 1, 2017

ASAC 2017, Theme: « Digital Economies and Cities », Symposium 1: Renforcement des capacités pour le développement en Afrique: mentalités, stratégies et conditions de succès

HEC Montreal, Canada

May 13-19, 2017

University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bank lending and competition in WAEMU banking system: Does cross-border banking increase firms’ access to finance?

Cape Town, South Africa

March 3-4, 2017

Research Project Workshop “Project Ref ES/N013344/1: Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth”, SOAS University of London, Bank lending and competition in WAEMU banking system: Does cross-border banking increase firms’ access to finance

London, UK

2016

December 4-8, 2016

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC),

Dakar, Senegal

September 22, 2016

Invited speaker, African Development Bank

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Theme: « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? »

September 1-2, 2016

North American Workshops of CEDIMES Institute 2016, Capacity Building in Developing and Emerging Countries: From Lessons to Learn to Exploring Strategies for Future

SUNY Plattsburgh, New York, USA

August 7-10, 2016

American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) 2016 Annual Meeting

Boston, USA

June 30, 2016

Invited speaker, Université Felix Houphouët Boigny

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Theme: « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? »,

June 23, 2016

Invited speaker, Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Central Bank of West African States) (BCEAO)

Dakar, Senegal

Theme: « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? »,

August 7-10, 2016

American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) 2016 Annual Meeting

Boston, USA

Communication: Economic Capital for Insurers: Insurance Cycle and Catastrophic Risk.

May 29-June 2, 2016

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Nairobi, Kenya

May 19-21, 2016

7th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Communication: Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Central and West Africa.

May 11-13, 2016

56th Congres of the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE),

Québec, Canada

Communications: (1) Risk-based capital and leverage ratios adjustments by banks: Lessons learned from the Canadian experience; (2) Islamic Banks and Political Risk: International Evidence.

March 2-5, 2016

Midwest Finance Association (MFA) 2016 Annual Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Communication: Economic Capital for Insurers: Insurance Cycle and Catastrophic Risk.

 

2015

Nov. 29 – Dec 4, 2015

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia

May 31-June 4, 2015

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Arusha, Tanzania

April 16-18, 2015

6th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA.

Member of the organizing and scientific committees.

April 8-11, 2015

51st Annual Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Meeting

New Orleans, USA

Canadian Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance and Capital Adequacy

Presented by Alaa Guidara.

2014

Nov 30-Dec 4, 2014

Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC),

Lusaka, Zambia

November 10-14, 2014

The 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, Theme: ‘Promoting Employment through Small and Medium Enterprises

Kampala – Uganda

Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Inclusion in West Africa

November 1-3, 2014

African Economic Conference, Theme: “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Invited participant

September 12-14, 2014

Northern Finance Association Annual Conference

Ottawa, Canada

Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities Under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance And Capital Adequacy

June 21-23, 2014

4th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS)

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities Under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance And Capital Adequacy

Presented by Jean Pierre Guéyié.

June 2-3, 2014

2014 ABCDE “The Role of Theory in Development Economics” Conference

World Bank Headquarters in Washington

Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets.

Presented by Fulbert Tchana Tchana.

June 1-5, 2014

Biannual Research Workshop, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Accra, Ghana

March 5-8, 2014

2014 Midwest Finance Association (MFA) Conference

Orlando, FL, USA

Hedging flood losses in Quebec using Cat-Bonds

2013

October 23

Presentation as part of the North Africa Policy Series 2013

African Development Bank headquarters in Tunis, Tunisia

Does Foreign Direct Investment Improve Welfare in North African Countries?

July 28-31

17th annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA)

School of Risk Management of St. John’s University in New York City
 Hedging Flood Losses in Quebec using Cat-Bonds.
 
May 23-25, 2013

Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference

Kampala, Uganda

 Comparative Study of the Characteristics of FDI from Developed Countries versus China in Africa.

April 29-30, 2013

Mathematical Finance Days

Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (IFM2), Montreal, Canada

An Analysis of the Determinants of S&P Ratings Assigned to Canadian Firms: Application of a Multinomial Logit. Presented by Walid Amdouni.

March 21

Francophonie week March 18-22 2013

organised by The Board of Trade of Quebec City and the France Consulate in Quebec City

Theme: « Francophonie économique : enjeux et perspectives ».

March 06-08

Third Congress of African Economists

Dakar, Senegal (organised by the African Union)

 Theme: “Industrialization and Economic emergence in Africa’’.

2012

November 20- 22

Global Development Finance Conference

Cape Town, South Africa

Comparative Study of the Characteristics of FDI from Developed Countries versus China in Africa

May 17-19

Third Annual Conference on Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Québec, Canada

  1. Modeling sovereign default risk: Comparative analysis and economic cycle
  2. FDI and Financial Market Development in Africa
  3. Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets
  • Co-chair of the organizing committee

May 3-4

Mathematical Finance Days 2012

Montréal, Canada

  1. Impact of non-traditional activities on capital and risk of Canadian banks under regulatory changes

April 11-14

Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meetings

Boston, USA

  1. Risk-Based Capital for Credit Insurers with Business Cycles and Dynamic Leverage
  2. Firm Cash Holdings and Discretionary Idiosyncratic Risk

2011

November 24-26

Second Congress of African Economists organised by the African Union

Abidjan, Ivory Coast
October 25-28

2011 African Economic Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
October 19-22

2011 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International

Denver, Colorado, USA
June 3-5

Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

Ottawa, Canada

  1. The Impact of Capital Regulations and Acquisitions of Investment Dealers and Brokerage Firms on Non-Interest Income, Risk and Capital of Canadian Banks

May 11-13

Annual conference of the Société canadienne de sciences économiques (SCSE)

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  1. Impact of Non-traditional Activities on Capital and Risk of Canadian Bank under Regulatory Changes
  2. Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets

May 9-10

Mathematical Finance Days organised by the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal

Montréal, Québec, Canada

  1. Risk-Based Capital for Credit Insurers with Business Cycles and Dynamic Leverage
  2. Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets

April 3-5

2011 Global Finance Conference

Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Risk-Based Capital for Credit Insurers with Business Cycles and Dynamic Leverage

March 24-26

2011 RUC-EFMA Symposium on Asian Financial Management

Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

2010

November 8-10

XXth Conference of the CEDIMES

Québec, Canada

  1. Applying the CAPM and the Fama-French Model to the BRVM Stock Market

October 20-23

Financial Management Association annual meeting

New York, USA
October 14-15

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Countercyclical Capital Requirements Conference

Cleveland, USA
October 1-2

10th annual conference Les Journées du CIRPÉE

Sainte Adèle, Québec, Canada

  1. The Impact of Capital Regulations and Investment Bank Acquisitions on Non-Interest Income, Risk and Capital of Canadian Banks

September 24-26

Northern Finance Association conference

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
June 27-30

17th Annual Meeting of the Multinational Finance Society

Barcelona, Spain
May 28-30

44th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

Québec, Canada

  1. Performance, risk and capital buffer under business cycles and banking regulations: Evidence from the Canadian banking sector

May 13-14

Mathematical Finance Days organised by the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal

Montréal, Québec, Canada
May 12-14

50th Annual meeting of the Société canadienne de sciences économiques (SCSE)

Manoir St-Castin – Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada

  1. Performance, risk and capital buffer under business cycles and banking regulations: Evidence from the Canadian banking sector

April 14-17

Eastern Finance Association annual meetings

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

2009

October 21-24

Financial Management Association annual meeting

Reno, Nevada, USA
October 2-3

9th Annual Conference — Les Journées du CIRPÉE

Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Québec, Canada
June 24-27

European Financial Management Association annual meeting

Milan, Italy
April 29-May 2

Eastern Finance Association annual meetings

Washington, D.C, USA
March 4-7

Midwest Finance Association annual meetings

Chicago, USA

2008

October 8-11

Financial Management Association annual conference

Dallas, Texas, USA
October 3-4

8th annual conference — Les Journées du CIRPÉE

Orford, QC, Canada
September 26

« Journée thématique sur la communication du risque dans des secteurs névralgiques »

Montréal, QC, Canada

  • Organized by the Chaire de relations publiques et communication marketing and the Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques (SQPRP)
  • Chair of the session on Financial risk

July 27-29

UBC Summer Finance Conference

Whistler, BC, Canada
May 12-14

Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)/Optimization Days joint conference

Whistler, BC, Canada

2007

October 17-20

Financial Management Association annual conference

Orlando, Florida, USA
August 5-8

American Risk & Insurance Association annual meeting

Québec, QC, Canada
June 27-30

European Financial Management Association annual conference

Vienna, Austria

  1. Hedging Portfolios of Financial Guarantees (Paper presented by Van Son Lai)

2006

October 11-14

Financial Management Association annual conference

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
August 6-9

American Risk & Insurance Association annual meeting

Washington D.C., USA
July 10-12

Asian FA/FMA annual meeting

Auckland, New Zealand

  1. Financial Guarantee as Innovation Tool in Islamic Project Finance (Paper presented by Kabir Hassan, U. of New Orleans)
  • Winner of the « Best paper award in Islamic Finance area – INCIEF Prize c/o Bank Negara Malaysia »

June 28–July 1

European Financial Management Association annual conference

Madrid, Spain
May 15-18

International Workshop on Applied Probability

University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus, CT, USA
May 3-4

Annual conference of the Société Canadienne de Science Économique

Montréal, Québec, Canada

2005

July 6-8

9e International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics

Québec, Canada

Academy of Financial Services annual meeting

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Southern Finance Association annual meeting

Key West, Florida, USA

  1. Project Finance, Loan Guarantees and Investment incentives
  • Presenter, discussant and session chair

Global Finance Association annual conference

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Northern Finance Association conference

Vancouver, Canada

2004

Southern Finance Association annual meeting

Naples, Florida, USA

Brazilian Finance Association 4th annual meeting

Rio De Janeiro, Brésil

  1. Project Risk Choices under Guaranteed Debt Financing (Paper presented by Van Son Lai)

Financial Management Association annual meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2003

Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Consortium

Denver, CO, USA

Conference of the Association Française de Finance (AFFI)

Paris, France

2000-2002

2002

American Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting

Montréal, Canada
2002

European Financial management Association annual meeting

London, England

  1. An Analysis of Private Loan Guarantee Portfolios (Paper presented by Van Son Lai)

2001

Canadian Operation Research Society conference

Québec, Canada
2000

Actuarial Research conference

Québec, Canada

  1. An Analysis of Private Loan Guarantee Portfolios (Paper presented by Michel Gendron)

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