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9th European Banking Center Network Conference

29-30 September, 2017

In cooperation with CEPR

Financial Regulation, Bank Credit and Financial Stability

Lancaster, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker: Marco Pagano (University of Naples and CEPR)

The conference will be held in Lancaster. Tentatively, the program starts September 29 at 9:00 and ends September 30, at 14:00. The program will include up to 10-12 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.

You can find the program of the 9th EBC Network Conference here.

      • Fabio Castiglionesi (Tilburg University)
      • Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR)
      • Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (Luxembourg School of Finance)
          • Fabio Braggion (Tilburg University)
          • Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and CEPR)
          • Sudipto Dasgupta (Lancaster University and CEPR)
          • Hans Degryse (University of Leuven and CEPR)
          • Ralph de Haas (EBRD)
          • Harry Huizinga (Tilburg University and CEPR)
          • Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England and CEPR)
          • Rajkamal Iyer (Imperial College London)
          • Frederic Malherbe (London Business School and CEPR)
          • Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR)
          • Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics and CEPR)
          • Uday Rajan (University of Michigan)
          • Mike Tsionas (Lancaster University)
          • Joel Shapiro (University of Oxford)

          The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in different fields of finance and economics to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation. We are inviting high quality submissions of both theoretical and empirical nature on micro- and macroeconomic aspects of financial intermediation. Topics include, but are not limited to:

          • New approaches to bank regulation and financial stability
          • Micro and Macro-prudencial policies, access to credit, and financial stability
          • International spillover of bank regulations on credit availability and financial stability
          • The role of models in capital regulation: a need for reform?
          • Quantitative easing and the size and composition of central banks’ balance sheets
          • Information production and disclosure (e.g., stress tests, accounting statements) and its impact on market discipline and financial stability
          • Regulatory capture and the role of the banking industry in the political process
          • Regulatory competition across jurisdictions
          • Inequality and banking
          • Relationship lending and access to credit over the business cycle
          • International structure of the banking system on bank credit availability
          • Firms’ and households’ access to credit in emerging markets
          • The effect of corporate governance structures in financial institutions and markets on credit availability, bank risk taking and financial stability.

          Submission deadline: May 1st, 2017

          Papers should be submitted electronically to along with your affiliation and email address. In the email, please indicate whether or not you are willing to act as a discussant. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by July 1, 2017. For presenters and discussants, the conference will cover travel expenses up to £600 (£400) for people from outside Europe (from within Europe) and accommodation expenses for two nights.

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          When: 29 September 2017 09:00

          End date: 30 September 2017 14:00