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4th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation

Call For Papers
28 February - 2 March, 2011
Lenzerheide, Switzerland

Further information
The conference was held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide. The program started Monday morning at 08:00 and ended Wednesday evening at 20:00. Due to capacity constraints, preference was given to participants who could stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants planned to arrive Sunday evening and left Thursday morning. A block-reservation has been made by the organizers at the Hotel Schweizerhof at very preferential rates. The University of St. Gallen has sponsored the opening reception and meals during the conference.

A keynote speech was delivered by Jean-Pierre Danthine, Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank.

There were around ten papers and discussions, leaving ample time for reflection and outdoor activities. Besides skiing Lenzerheide is a very attractive resort for winter-hiking, sledging or just relaxing.

Call for papers
The organizing committee of this small, informal conference has invited submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.

Please email your paper to mentioning in the subject line 'Swiss winter conference on financial intermediation'. The deadline for submissions has been closed per 15 November 2010. Authors were notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by 20 December 2010. There was no conference fee but participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The European Banking Center at Tilburg University have sponsored the attendance of some doctoral students. They are selected on the basis of the quality of their submitted work.


Click on the following link for the program.

Conference papers
  • Florian Heider
    Risk-sharing Or Risk-taking? Hedging, Margin Requirements And Incentives
  • Ugo Albertazzi
    Securitization Is Not That Evil After All
  • Neeltje van Horen
    Running For The Exit: International Banks And Crisis Transmission
  • Yigitcan Karabulut
    Is Proprietary Trading Detrimental To Retail Investors
  • Fabio Castiglionesi
    Liquidity Coinsurance And Bank Capital
  • Giovanni Dell'Arricia
    Monetary Policy, Leverage, And Bank Risk-Taking
  • Max Bruche
    Walking Wounded Or Living Dead? Making Banks Foreclose Bad Loans
  • Karolin Kirschenmann
    Credit rationing in small business bank relationships
  • Diana Bonfim
    What Happens After Default? Stylized Facts On Access To Credit
  • Yvonne McCarthy
    Behavioural Characteristics And Financial Distress

Program Committee
Arnoud Boot (Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (Swiss National Bank & Tilburg): local organization
Liam Brunt (NHH & CEPR)
Hans Degryse (Tilburg & CESifo): administration
Charles Kahn (Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Steven Ongena (Tilburg & CEPR)
Marco Pagano (Naples & CEPR)
Rajdeep Sengupta (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Lucy White (Harvard Business School & CEPR)

When: 28 February 2011 00:00

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