The Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (CInSt HSE), with the support of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) organizes the 8th Annual CInSt Banking Workshop "Banking in Emerging Markets: Challenges and Opportunities". The workshop will be held on October 12th, 2018, in HSE, Moscow. It is aimed at bringing together scholars involved with various aspects of banking in emerging markets, including but not limited to those of Central and Eastern Europe, CIS countries, Latin America and China. The organizing committee welcomes submissions of both empirical and theoretical research papers on the current issues concerning banking in these markets.

Keynote speakers

  • Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)
  • Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

To submit a paper for the workshop, fill in the online submission form at the workshop website.

Submission deadline is June 30th, 2018. Authors will be notified about the selection process results in July 2018.

Program Committee

  • Maria Semenova (CInSt HSE)
  • Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT)
  • Vladimir Sokolov (ICEF HSE)

There is no participation fee, however, the participants are expected to cover their travel, visa and accommodation costs.

Workshop's language is English.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact Maria Semenova ( or