Conferences

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, 8 June 2018.
  • 5th African Actuarial Congress, organized by the Moroccan Association of Actuaries (AMA) and the International Actuarial Society (IAA), from 15 to 16 March 2018 in Casablanca, Morocco. Speaker at the plenary session “Development of the banking industry in Africa.”

 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 8, 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, November 22-25, 2017.
  • 8th Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference, Richmond, Virginia, USA, October 4-7, 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 29 –June 1, 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, May 13-19, 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, March 3-4, 2017.

2016

  • Invited speaker, « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? », African Development Bank, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, September 22, 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, September 1-2, 2016.
  • American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, August 7-10, 2016. Communication: Economic Capital for Insurers: Insurance Cycle and Catastrophic Risk.
  • Invited speaker, « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? », Université Felix Houphouët Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, June 30, 2016
  • Invited speaker, « Capital, risk and profitability of WAEMU banks: Do foreign ownership and cross-border banking matter? », Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Central Bank of West African States) (BCEAO), Dakar, Senegal, June 23, 2016
  • 7th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, May 19-21, 2016. Communication: Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Inclusion in Central and West Africa.
  • 56th Congress of the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE), Québec, Canada, May 11-13, 2016. 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.
  • Midwest Finance Association (MFA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, (March 2-5, 2016). Communication: Economic Capital for Insurers: Insurance Cycle and Catastrophic Risk.

2015

  1. Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 29 – Dec 4, 2015
  2. Financial Management Association Europe Annual Meeting, Venise, Italy, June 2015. Communication: How Does the Market View Bank Regulatory Capital Forbearance Policies?, (avec X. Ye)
  3. International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Conference, Hangzhou, China, June 2015.
    World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress, Munich, August 2015.  Communication: Reinsurance or CAT Bond? How to Optimally Combine Both, (avec A. Trottier).
  4. Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Arusha, Tanzania, May 31-June 4, 2015.
  5. 6th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (April 16-18, 2015), Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA. Member of the organizing and scientific committees.
  6. 51st Annual Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Meeting, New Orleans, USA (April 8-11, 2015). Communication: Canadian Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance and Capital Adequacy. Presented by Alaa Guidara.

2014

  1. Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Lusaka, Zambia, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2014.
  2. The 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, Theme: ‘Promoting Employment through Small and Medium Enterprises’ (November 10-14, 2014, Kampala – Uganda). Communication: Analysis of the Determinants of Financial Inclusion in West Africa.
  3. African Economic Conference, Theme: “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation” (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 1-3, 2014). Invited participant.
  4. Northern Finance Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada (September 12-14, 2014). Communication: Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities Under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance and Capital Adequacy.
  5. Canadian Economic Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2014.   Communication: Hedging Flood Losses in Quebec using Cat Bonds, (with M. Gendron and A. Têtu)
  6. Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) Conference, Guilford, UK, June 2014.
    Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 2014.   Communication: The Impact of Non-traditional Activities on Risk, Performance and Capital of Canadian Banks under Regulatory Changes, (with  A. Guidara and J. P. Gueyie).
  7. Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) Conference, Guilford, UK, June 2014.
    International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Conference, Lisbonne, Portugal, June 2014. Communication: Bank Regulatory Closure Policies: A Market-Based Approach, (with X. Ye)
  8. Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, USA, October 2014. Communication: Capital Adjustment and Insolvency Risk under Underwriting Cycles: A Study of Canadian Property-Liability Insurance Firms, (with  A. Guidara)
  9. 4th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (June 21-23, 2014). Communication: Banks’ Non-Traditional Activities Under Regulatory Changes: Impact On Risk, Performance And Capital Adequacy. Presented by Jean Pierre Guéyié.
  10. 2014 ABCDE “The Role of Theory in Development Economics” Conference, World Bank Headquarters in Washington (June 2-3, 2014). Communication: Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets. Presented by Fulbert Tchana Tchana.
  11. Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Accra, Ghana, June 1-5, 2014.
  12. 2014 Midwest Finance Association (MFA) Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, (March 5-8, 2014). Communication: Hedging flood losses in Quebec using Cat-Bonds.

2013

  1. Biannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya, December 1-5, 2013.
  2. Presentation as part of the North Africa Policy Series 2013 at the African Development Bank headquarters in Tunis, Tunisia (October 23, 2013). Communication: Does Foreign Direct Investment Improve Welfare in North African Countries?
  3. 17th annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA, July 28-31, 2013) hosted by School of Risk Management of St. John’s University in New York City. Communication: Hedging Flood Losses in Quebec using Cat-Bonds.
  4. 30th International French Finance Association Conference, Lyon, France, May 2013.
    American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting, Washington, Washington DC, USA, August 2013.
    Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, October 2013. Titre de la communication : The Valuation of Catastrophe Bonds with Exposure to Currency Exchange Risk, (with M.Parcollet and B. Lamond).
  5. Congrès annuel de la Société Canadienne de Science Économique, Québec city, May 2013.
    Canadian Economic Association Annual Conference, Montreal, June 2013.
    Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Quebec city, Canada, September 2013. Communication : Capital Adjustment and Insolvency Risk under Underwriting Cycles: A Study of Canadian Property-Liability Insurance Firms, (with A. Guidara).
  6. Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference (May 23-25, 2013), Kampala, Uganda. Communication: Comparative Study of the Characteristics of FDI from Developed Countries versus China in Africa.
  7. Mathematical Finance Days organised by the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (IFM2, April 29-30, 2013), Montreal, Canada. Communication: An Analysis of the Determinants of S&P Ratings Assigned to Canadian Firms: Application of a Multinomial Logit. Presented by Walid Amdouni.
  8. Rouen Business School International Week 2013 (April 2-5, 2013), Rouen, France. International Academic Conference: New Worlds, New Careers & International Panel (Students Presentations).
  9. Francophonie week March 18-22 2013 (Thursday March 21, 2013) organised by The Board of Trade of Quebec City and the France Consulate in Quebec City. Theme: « Francophonie économique : enjeux et perspectives ».
  10. Third Congress of African Economists organised by the African Union (March 06-08, 2013), Dakar, Senegal. Theme: “Industrialization and Economic emergence in Africa’’. 

2012

  1. Global Development Finance Conference (November 20- 22, 2012), Cape Town, South Africa.
    Communication: Comparative Study of the Characteristics of FDI from Developed Countries versus China in Africa. 
  2. 2012 EFMD Africa Conference (11-12 October 2012), Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Third Annual Conference on “Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa” (Quebec, Canada, May 17-19, 2012). Co-chair of the organizing committee.
    Communications: (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.
  4. Mathematical Finance Days 2012 (Montreal, Canada, May 3-4, 2012).
    Communication: Impact of non-traditional activities on capital and risk of Canadian banks under regulatory changes
  5. Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meetings (Boston, USA, April 11 – 14, 2012).
    Communications: (1) Risk-Based Capital for Credit Insurers with Business Cycles and Dynamic Leverage, (2) Firm Cash Holdings and Discretionary Idiosyncratic Risk

2011

  1. Second Congress of African Economists organised by the African Union (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, November 24-26, 2011).
    Communication: Impact of FDI on poverty reduction in Africa: Are there regional differences?
  2. 2011 African Economic Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (October 25-28, 2011).
    Communication: FDI and Financial Market Development in Africa.
  3. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International, Denver, Colorado, USA, (October 19-22, 2011).
    Communication: Performance, Risk and Capital Buffer under Business Cycles and Banking Regulations: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Sector.
  4. 18th Annual Meeting of the Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy (June 26-29, 2011).
    Communication: Performance, Risk and Capital Buffer Under Business Cycles and Banking Regulations: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Sector.
  5. Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA), Ottawa, Canada (June 3-5, 2011).
    Communication: The Impact of Capital Regulations and Acquisitions of Investment Dealers and Brokerage Firms on Non-Interest Income, Risk and Capital of Canadian Banks.
  6. Annual conference of the Société canadienne de sciences économiques (SCSE), Sherbrooke, Canada (May 11-13, 2011).
    Communications: (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
  7. Mathematical Finance Days organised by the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (May 9-10, 2011), Montreal, Canada.
    Communications: (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.
  8. 2011 Global Finance Conference (April 3-5, 2011), Bangkok, Thailand.
    Communication: Risk-Based Capital for Credit Insurers with Business Cycles and Dynamic Leverage
  9. 2011 RUC-EFMA Symposium on Asian Financial Management (March 24-26, 2011), Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. Communication: Performance, Risk and Capital Buffer under Business Cycles and Banking Regulations: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Sector.
  10. 2011 Meetings of Midwest Finance Association (March 2-5, 2011), Chicago, USA.
    Communication: Performance, Risk and Capital Buffer under Business Cycles and Banking Regulations: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Sector.

2010

  1. Global Development Finance Conference (November 24- 26, 2010), Cape Town, South Africa. Communications: Impact of FDI on Poverty Reduction in Africa: Are There Regional Differences? FDI and Financial Market Development in Africa.
  2. Financial Management Association annual meeting (October 20-23, 2010), New York, USA. Communication: Impact of FDI on Poverty Reduction in Africa: Are There Regional Differences?
  3. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Conference on Countercyclical Capital Requirements (October 14-15, 2010), Cleveland, USA. Communication: Performance, Risk and Capital Buffer under Business Cycles and Banking Regulations: Evidence from the Canadian Banking Sector.
  4. Northern Finance Association conference (September 24-26, 2010), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Communication: Firm Cash Holdings, Idiosyncratic Risk, and Analyst Coverage.
  5. 17th Annual Meeting of the Multinational Finance Society, (June 27-30, 2010), Barcelona, Spain. Communication: An Analysis of Government Loan Guarantees and Direct Investment through Public-Private Partnerships.
  6. 44th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) (May 28-30), Quebec City, Canada. Communication: Performance, risk and capital buffer under business cycles and banking regulations: Evidence from the Canadian banking sector.
  7. Mathematical Finance Days organised by the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (May 13-14, 2010), Montreal, Canada. Communication: An Analysis of Government Loan Guarantee and Direct Investment in Public-Private Partnerships.
  8. 50th Annual meeting of the Société canadienne de sciences économiques (SCSE) (May 12-14, 2010), Manoir St-Castin – Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada. Communication:Performance, risk and capital buffer under business cycles and banking regulations: Evidence from the Canadian banking sector.
  9. Eastern Finance Association annual meetings (April 14-17, 2010), Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Communication: An Analysis of Government Loan Guarantee and Direct Investment in Public-Private Partnerships.
  10. Whitman School of Management Conference on Entrepreneurship in Africa (April 1-3, 2010). Communication: The Impact of Project Cost on the Disbursement Delay: The Case of the African Development Bank.

2009

  1. African Economic Conference (AEC) (November 11-13), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Communications: (1) Impact of FDI on Welfare and Regional Integration in Africa. (2) The Determinants and Cost of Disbursement Delay in Project Finance: The Case of the African Development Bank Project Portfolio.
  2. Financial Management Association annual meeting (October 21 – 24), Reno, Nevada, USA. Communication: Risk-Based Capital and Credit Insurance Portfolios.
  3.  9th annual conference « Les Journée du CIRPÉE » (October 2-3), Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Qc., Canada. Communications: Impact of FDI on Poverty Reduction in Africa: Are There Regional Differences?
  4.  European Financial Management Association annual meeting (June 24 – 27), Milan, Italy. Communication: An Analysis of Government Loan Guarantees and Direct Investment through PPPs. (forthcoming)
  5. Eastern Finance Association annual meetings (April 29 – May 2), Washington, D.C, USA.  Communication: Risk-Based Capital for Portfolios of Credit Insurance.
  6. Midwest Finance Association annual meetings (March 4-7), Chicago, USA. Communication: Risk-Based Capital for Portfolios of Credit Insurance.

2008

  1. 8th annual conference of the CIRPEE, (October 3-4), Orford, Qc., Canada.Communication: Government Financial Support Programmes in Project Financed Investments.
  2. Financial Management Association annual conference (October 8-11), Dallas, Texas, USA. Communication: Financial Guarantee as Innovation Tool in Islamic Project Finance. To be presented by Kabir Hassan (U. New Orleans).
  3. 8th annual conference of the CIRPEE, (October 3-4), Orford, Qc., Canada. Communication: Government Financial Support Programmes in Project Financed Investments.
  4. UBC Summer Finance Conference (27-29 Juillet), Whistler, BC, Canada. Communication : Risk-Based Capital for Portfolios of Credit Insurance.
  5. Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)/Optimization Days joint conference (12-14 mai 2008), Québec, Canada.
    Communication : Hedging Portfolios of Financial Guarantees.

2007

  1. 1. Financial Management Association annual conference (October 17-20), Orlando, Florida, USA. Communications: 1- International Risk Sharing, Investment Restrictions and Asset Prices. (in theTop ten sessions) Hedging Portfolios of Financial Guarantees. (in theTop ten sessions)
  2. American Risk & Insurance Association annual meeting (August 5-8), Quebec, Canada. Communications: Hedging Portfolios of Financial Guarantees.
  3. European Financial Management Association annual conference (June 27-30), Vienna, Austria. Communication: Hedging Portfolios of Financial Guarantees.

2006

  1. Financial Management Association annual conference (October 11-14), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Communications: 1- Maturity and Sectorial Portfolio Diversification for a Vulnerable Risk Averse Guarantor; 2- Project Financed Investment, Debt Maturity and Credit Insurance.
  2. Northern Finance Association conference (September 15-17), Montréal, Canada. Communications: 1- International Risk Sharing, Investment Restrictions and Asset Prices; 2- Project Financed Investment, Debt Maturity and Credit Insurance.
  3. American Risk & Insurance Association annual meeting (August 6-9), Washington, USA. Communication: Maturity and Sectorial Portfolio Diversification for a Vulnerable Risk Adverse Guarantor.
  4. Asian FA/FMA annual meeting (July 10-12), Auckland, New Zealand. Communication: Financial Guarantee as Innovation Tool in Islamic Project Finance.(the “best paper award in Islamic Finance area – INCIEF Prize c/o Bank Negara Malaysia”).
  5. European Financial Management Association annual conference (June 28-July 1), Madrid, Spain. Communication: Project Financed Investment, Debt Maturity and Credit Insurance.
  6. Annual conference of the Société Canadienne de Science Économique (May 3-4), Montreal, Canada. Communication: Project Financed Investment, Debt Maturity and Credit Insurance.
  7. International Workshop on Applied Probability (May 15-18, 2006), University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus, CT, USA. Communication: Multi-Year Risk Management in Portfolios of Credit Insurance.

2005

  1. Academy of Financial Services,annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Communication: Project Finance, Loan Guarantees and Investment incentives.
  2. Southern Finance Association, annual meeting, Key West, Florida, USA. (presenter, discussant and session chair). Communication: Project Finance, Loan Guarantees and Investment incentives.
  3. Global Finance Association annual conference, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Communication: International Capital Markets and Redundant Securities.
  4. 9th International Congress on Insurance:Mathematics and Economics (July 6-8). Communication: Multi-Year Risk Management in Portfolios of Credit Insurance.
  5. Northern Finance Association,conference, Vancouver, Canada. (on the final program) Communication: Multi-Year Risk Management in Portfolios of Credit Insurance.

2004

  1. Northern Finance Association, conference, St. John’s, Canada. Communications: 1- Excessive Holdings and Equilibrium Asset Prices; 2- Project Risk Choices under Guaranteed Debt Financing.
  2. Southern Finance Association, annual meeting, Naples, Florida, USA. Communications: 1- Excessive Holdings and Equilibrium Asset Prices. (Winner of the best SFA doctoral student paper award); 2- Project Risk Choices under Guaranteed Debt Financing.
  3. Brazilian Finance Association, 4th annual meeting, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Communication: Project Risk Choices under Guaranteed Debt Financing.
  4. Financial Management Association, annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Communication: Effects of Maturity Choices on Loan Guarantee Portfolios.

·         iannual Research Workshop of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 29 – Dec 4, 2015.

 

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