5th Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation27 - 29 February, 2012
Click on the following link for the program.Keynote speakers
Stijn Claessens (IMF & CEPR)
Gregory F. Udell ( Indiana University)
- Pegaret Pichler, Northeastern University
The Design of Mortgage-Backed Securities and Servicer Contracts
- Alfred Lehar, University of Calgary
Why are Banks Highly Interconnected?
- Jacob Stromberg, University of Zurich
Risk-taking incentives and losses in the financial crisis
- Thomas Kick, Deutsche Bundesbank
Executive Board Composition and Risk Taking
- Thorsten Koeppl, Queens University
Central Counterparty Clearing: Incentives, Market Discipline and the Cost of Collateral
- Iichiro Uesugi, Hitotsubashi University
The Effects of a Megabank Merger on Firm-Bank Relationships and Borrowing Costs
- Enrico Sette, Banca D'Italia
Bank balance sheets and the transmission of financial shocks to borrowers: Evidence from the 2007-2008 Crisis
- Steven Ongena, Tilburg University &CEPR
Of Religion and Redemption: Evidence from Default on Islamic Loans
- Ralph De Haas, EBRD
Microfinance at the Margin: Experimental Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Judit Montoriol, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona
Firms as Liquidity Providers: Evidence from the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis
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.
The submission deadline has been closed per 14 November 2011, authors have been notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program.
There is no conference fee but participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The European Banking Center at Tilburg University will sponsor the attendance of some promising doctoral students.
The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide. The program starts Monday morning at 08:00 and ends Wednesday evening at 20:00. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday evening and leave Thursday morning. A block-reservation has been made by the organizers at the Hotel Schweizerhof at very preferential rates. The University of St. Gallen will sponsor the opening reception and meals during the conference. There will be 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.
Arnoud Boot (Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen): Local organizer
Liam Brunt (NHH & CEPR)
Hans Degryse (Tilburg, K.U. Leuven & CEPR): Program chair
Giovanni Dell'Ariccia (IMF & CEPR)
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)