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Avoiding and Resolving Banking Crises

A joint conference by De Nederlandsche Bank, European Banking Center (Tilburg University) and CEPR

De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands

20-21 April, 2017

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017

8.30 - 9.00: Registration

MORNING SESSION CHAIR; Harry Huizinga (Tilburg University, EBC)

9.00 - 9.15: Welcome by Mr. Marc Roovers, De Nederlandsche Bank

9.15-10.05: “The importance of deposit insurance credibility” (paper: EMBARGO)

  • Presenter: Diana Bonfim, Banco de Portugal
  • Discussant: Artashes Karapetyan, BI Oslo

10.05-10.55: “Banking Crises, Bail-ins, and Depositor Confidence: Lessons from Cyprus” (paper: EMBARGO)

  • Presenter: Helmut Stix, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  • Discussant: Enrico Sette, Banca d’Italia

10.55-11.25: Coffee Break

11.25-12.15: “Optimal Bank Resolution

  • Presenter: Ansgar Walther, University of Warwick
  • Discussant: Yulian Mitkov, Rutgers University

12.15-13.45: Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIR: Razvan Vlahu (De Nederlandsche Bank)

13.45-14.45 Keynote speech Javier Suarez (CEMFI)

14.45-15.35: “Bank Exposures and Sovereign Stress Transmission

  • Presenter: Saverio Simonelli, University of Naples Frederico II
  • Discussant: Diana Bonfim, Banco do Portugal

15.35-16.00: Coffee Break

16.00-16.50: “Sharing the Pain? Credit Supply, Lending Relationship Dynamics and the Real Effects of Bank Bail-ins”  (paper: EMBARGO)

  • Presenter: Andre Silva, Cass Business School
  • Discussant: Dianna Pierret, HEC Lausanne

16.50-17.40: “Bank Capital (Requirements) and Credit Supply: evidence from Pillar 2 decisions”
(paper: EMBARGO)

  • Presenter: Olivier De Jonghe, Tilburg University
  • Discussant: Matthias Efing, HEC Paris

19.00-… : Dinner at Restaurant “In de Waag

FRIDAY, April 21, 2017

MORNING SESSION CHAIR: Olivier De Jonghe (Tilburg University, EBC, NBB)

9.00 - 9.50: “Government Guarantees, Transparency, and Bank Risk-taking

  • Presenter: Giovanni Dell’Ariccia, IMF
  • Discussant: Agnese Leonello, European Central Bank

9.50-10.40: “Politics, Banks, and Sovereign Debt: Unholy Trinity or Divine Coincidence

  • Presenter: Michael Koetter, Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)
  • Discussant: Filippo de Marco, Bocconi

10.40-11.00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.00: Keynote speech Stijn Claessens (BIS)

12.00-12.50: “On Deposit Stability in Failing Banks

  • Presenter: Christopher Martin, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Discussant: Günseli Tumer Alkan, VU Amsterdam

12.50 -14.05: Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIR: Razvan Vlahu (De Nederlandsche Bank)

14.05-14.55: “Bailouts, bail-ins and Banking Crises” (paper: EMBARGO)

  • Presenter: Todd Keister, Rutgers University
  • Discussant: Fabio Castiglionesi, Tilburg University

14.55-15.45: “The Real Effects of Bank Distress: Evidence from Bank Bailouts in Germany

  • Presenter: Hans Degryse, KU Leuven and CEPR
  • Discussant: Martien Lamers, University of Groningen


Keynote Speakers:

  • Stijn Claessens, Federal Reserve Board
  • Javier Suarez, CEMFI

De Nederlandsche Bank, The European Banking Center and the CEPR invite submissions for a conference on ‘Avoiding and Resolving Banking Crises’.

The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) lays out responsibilities and procedures for the resolution of banks in the eurozone. The SRM aims to manage bank resolution efficiently with minimal costs to taxpayers and the economy. Will the SRM be able to meet its stated objectives? More specifically, what needs to be done at present in the areas of bank supervision and regulation and resolution planning to make future banking crises less likely and to ensure that future bank resolution can be efficient?

This conference intends to bring together leading academics and policy makers focusing on the financial sector. We invite high-quality submissions on topics related to the pre-conditions for an efficient future bank resolution.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions of bank regulation and supervision to efficient bank resolution
  • Are bail-outs a thing of the past?
  • Has the problem of too-big-to-fail been solved?
  • What still needs to be done to eliminate the destabilizing link between banks and sovereigns?
  • The prospects for deposit insurance at national and EU levels
  • Resolution regimes around the world
  • Lessons from past financial crises on efficient bank resolution

Submission deadline: December 15, 2016

Paper submission procedure

Please e-mail your paper to along with your affiliation and email address. In the email, please indicate whether or not you are willing to act as a discussant. Decisions will be taken by February 14, 2017 and successful authors notified shortly thereafter. The sponsors will cover economy class travel and accommodation for invited participants.

The conference will be held at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tentatively, the program will start on Thursday at 9:00 and will end on Friday at 16:30. The program will include up to 10 papers with their discussions, leaving ample time for comments from the audience and for interaction among participants. Presenters and discussants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference.

  • Jakob de Haan (De Nederlandsche Bank)
  • Oliver De Jonghe (European Banking Center, Tilburg University and the National Bank of Belgium)
  • Harry Huizinga (European Banking Center, Tilburg University)
  • Razvan Vlahu (De Nederlandsche Bank)
  • Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
  • Ricardo Correa (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Hans Degryse (KULeuven)
  • Giovanni Dell’Arricia (International Monetary Fund)
  • Casper De Vries (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Michael Koetter (Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH))
  • Paul Kupiec (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Alan Morrison (Said Business School – Oxford)
  • Louis Raes ( Tilburg University – European Banking Center)
  • Isabel Schnabel (Bonn University)
  • Tanju Yorulmazer (University of Amsterdam)

When: 20 April 2017 09:00

End date: 21 April 2017 16:30