Istanbul Finance Congress 2020

November 5-6, 2020 - Online Congress

Call for papers

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate to the 9th Istanbul Finance Congress (IFC-2020), on November 5-6, 2020. The Congress will be online this year. The Congress brings together many distinguished researchers, academics and professionals from all over the world. Participants find an opportunity to present new researches, exchange of information, and discuss current issues.  Papers in the related areas of finance, banking, economics, statistics, econometrics, auditing, accounting, business law, management information systems, business analytics, risk management, etc are welcome. The Congress manuscripts will be published in PressAcademia Procedia. The participants are also welcome to submit extended papers to PressAcademia journals.

For your submissions and questions please contact to [email protected]

Before your submissions please check: Abstract template and/or full paper template 

Please view  Congress PPT Template  and Certificate of Participation

Abstract Submission
November 3, 2020
Early Registration
October 1-10, 2020
Late Registration
October 11-20, 2020
Final Registration
October 21-30, 2020
Conference Dates
November 5-6, 2020
Full Paper for Procedia
December 3, 2020
Full Papers for Journals
December 3, 2020
Congress President
  • Prof. Dr. Suat Teker, Isik University
Organization Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Ghassan Omet, Jordan University
  • Prof. Dr. Dilek Teker, Isik University
  • Dr. Mustafa Turhan, Okan University
  • Zafer Acar, Piri Reis University 
  • Burcu Adiloglu, Istanbul University
  • Nurhodja Akbulaev, Azerbaijan State University of Economics
  • Emin Akcaoglu, Beykent University
  • Vedat Akman, Beykent University
  • Ramazan Aktas, TOBB University
  • Elcin Alp, Istanbul Commerce University
  • Sudi Apak, Beykent University
  • Ulas Baysal, Istanbul Technical University
  • Niyazi Berk, Bahcesehir University
  • Mehmet Fuat Beyazit, Bilgi University
  • Sebnem Burnaz, Istanbul Technical University
  • Thomas Coe, Quinnipiac University
  • Isabel Creuaznacher, EBS University of Economics and Law
  • Adnan Celik, Selcuk University
  • Isik Cicek, Mediterranean University
  • Cumhur Ekinci, Istanbul Technical University
  • Metin Ercan, Bogazici University
  • Metin Kamil Ercan, Gazi University
  • Ozgur Omer Ersin, Beykent University
  • Çiçek Ersoy, Istanbul Technical University
  • Bengi Ertuna, Bogazici University
  • Ozer Ertuna, Bogazici University
  • Saygin Eyupgiller, Isik University
  • Emine Aysen Gencer, Beykent University
  • Robert Grosse, American University of Sharjah
  • Timur Han Gur, Hacettepe University
  • Klaus Haberich, Franklin University
  • Guly Selvi Hanisoglu, Beykent University
  • Kabir Hassan, New Orleans University
  • Mahmut Kabakci, Istanbul Technical University
  • Omer Kalav, Beykent University
  • Mehmet Kaytaz, Isik University
  • Celal Kepekci, Beykent University
  • Yunus Kishali, Beykent University
  • Mithat Kiyak, Okan University
  • Coskun Kucukozmen, Izmir University of Economics
  • Nihat Kucuksavas, Beykent University
  • Bento Lobo, University of Tennessee
  • Dominik Mahr, Maastricht University
  • Huseyin Mert, Okan University
  • Ghassan Omet, Jordon University
  • Turgut Ozkan, Beykent University
  • Mustafa Ozmusul, Harran University
  • Ozgur Öztürk, Istanbul Technical University
  • Oguz Ozyaral, Rumeli University
  • Selahattin Sarı, Beykent University
  • Ilker Kiymetli Sen, Istanbul Commerce University
  • Selime Sezgin, Bilgi University
  • Wei Shyy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Robert Strom, Kauffman Foundation
  • Cagdas Sirin, Bahcesehir University
  • Mehmet Tanyas, Maltepe University
  • Oktay Tas, Istanbul Technical University
  • Mehmet Sukru Tekbas, Turkish-German University
  • Dilek Teker, Isik University
  • Mustafa Turhan, Okan University
  • Ahmet Ulusoy, Beykent University
  • Burc Ulengin, İstanbul Technical University
  • Hans Wissema, Delft University of Technology
  • Onur Yarar, Okan University
  • Hakan Yetkiner, Izmir University of Economics
  • Ahmet Yuksel, Beykent University
  • Ugur Yozgat, Marmara University

Journal of Business, Management and Finance


Journal of Economics, Finance and Accounting


Journal of Management, Marketing and Logistics


Research Journal of Business and Management

Are either abstracts or full papers going to be published in Procedia?

Yes. Abstracts and full papers will be published in the Procedia.

How can I publish my manuscript on the conference journals?

You may submit your conference paper to the conference journals and it may get published after a review process. All publications on the conference journals get a 50% discount on the regular publication fee.

May I present my paper in Turkish written in English?

Accepted papers in English are going to be presented in English.

May I submit my conference paper via e-mail?

You may e-mail your paper to [email protected] for submission.

Is a participation certificate going to be provided for the authors presented papers?

Yes. A participation certificate is going to be provided for each registered participant. For papers with multiple authors, only the author who presents at the conference is eligible to receive the certificate.

Am I going to be able to publish my conference paper in a conference journals?

Yes. You can submit your paper to one of the conference journals. Your submission must be compatible with the writing rules and format of the journal. After a referee evaluation process, all papers will to be published in the conference journals by getting a 50% discount on the regular fee. All publications will receive DOI numbers.

Are conference journals international and accountable for academic appointments? 

Yes. All conference journals are placed in many international search indexes, e.g. EconLit, EBSCO, ISI, etc. Each article published in these journals gets a DOI number.

V.18 | IFC -2023

V.17 | GBRC -2023

V.16 | IFC -2022

V.15 | GBRC -2022

V.14 | IFC -2021

V.13 | GBRC -2021

V.12 | IFC-2020

V.11 | GBRC -2020

V.10 | IFC-2019

V.9 | GBRC-2019

V.8 | IFC -2018

V.7 | GBRC -2018

V.6 | IFC – 2017

V.5 | WCTIE -2017

V.4 | WCTIE-2017

V.3 | GBRC-2017

V.2 | GBRC -2016

V.1 | GBRC -2015

IFC-2020 is an online congress this year.

  • Registration fee includes publication in Procedia, congress program booklet, participation certificates and 50% discount for papers to be published in the congress journals.
  • The fees shows the fees per person per paper. 50 Euros needs to be added for each additional paper.
  • Registration fee includes Value-Added-Taxes (VAT).
  • All papers presented in the Congress will be published on the PressAcademia Procedia. If authors prefer to publish on the conference journals, they get a 50% discount for publications after the referee review process.

Please fill registration form and send to [email protected]

Please find the bank details below.


ISBANK, Idealtepe Branch, Istanbul , Turkey





IBAN (EUR):  TR66 0006 4000 0021 1860 0384 18


Prof. Oner Guncavdı | Istanbul Technical University

Evaluating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on unemployment, income distribution & poverty in Turkey

The recent World Economic Outlook by the World Bank forecasts a 3.8 % decline in GDP in 2020.  However, the impacts of the pandemic on inequality and poverty are likely to be unprecedented, and this issue has largely been ignored. The objective of the present paper is to estimate the likely impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on unemployment, inequality and poverty in Turkey.  The paper proposes a heuristic approach to estimate the impacts of the pandemic on unemployment in different sectors and on inequality and poverty.  A hypothetical condition is generated under different scenarios that propose a particular impact pattern for the pandemic, and the data from the Survey of Income and Living Conditions in 2017 is used for the simulations of different scenarios. The results show that the pandemic is likely to cause a dramatic increase not only in unemployment but also in inequality and poverty in Turkey

Please check this link to see detailed CV of Prof. Oner Guncavdı.



Prof. Mohammad Kabir Hassan | University of New Orleans 

The Crossroads of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Scores and Religious Screening on Firm Risk

Using a large and extended global dataset of non-financial firms (4,624 listed entities from 2002 to 2018), we provide the first empirical evidence on how the interaction between ESG and Sharia screenings influences market risks. We link two contrasting literature streams: the risk reduction role documented for ESG scores by the stakeholder theory, and the opposite effect from Sharia-compliance anticipated by the portfolio and agency theories. We find that when ESG scores are not considered, Sharia certification increases risks. We prove that engagement in sustainable activities mitigates risks for both Sharia-compliant and conventional firms. More interestingly, we show that Sharia-compliant firms obtain a larger risk-mitigating effect for greater levels of ESG scores. These results are robust to endogeneity and to extensive additional checks. Our findings validate the hypothesized complementarity between ESG and Sharia screenings.

Please check this link to see detailed CV of Prof. Mohammad Kabir Hassan.

View accepted manuscripts

Istanbul Finance Congress 2020 | Online Congress


International Participants
Early Regist. (Aug. 1-October 10)
Late Regist. (Oct. 11-25)
Final Regist. (Oct. 26-Nov.1)

Please find the bank details below.


ISBANK, Idealtepe Branch, Istanbul , Turkey





IBAN (EUR):  TR66 0006 4000 0021 1860 0384 18