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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

24th Annual Global Finance Association Conference

Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, 2017

The 24th Annual Global Finance Association Conference brings together the resources of the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University. This conference offers a national and international perspective on the global economy with keynote speakers representing the most outstanding members of the financial communities. The Global Finance Association (GFA), a non-profit organization, is a network of academics and financial services communities worldwide. The Association sponsors annual meetings of the Global Finance Conference (GFC). The mission of both GFA and GFC is to foster research by providing forums for finance professionals to debate, exchange ideas, disseminate and to advance the education, learning, and practice of global financial economics. The Conference represents the culmination of many years of planning by the editorial board of the Global Finance Journal (GFJ) and the program committees of the Conference. Each year, the best papers presented at the Conference are “conditionally” accepted for publication in GFJ.

Conference Directors:

Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht and Dr. Andrew Spieler
Department of Finance
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

Dr. Manuchehr Shahrokhi
Executive Director
Global Finance Association

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Matthew D. Higgins
Research Group, International Analysis Team
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
“Global Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond”

Dr. Edward I. Altman
Professor Emeritus of Finance
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
“The Evolution and Applications of the Altman Z-Score Family of Models”

The First National Bank of Long Island

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