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2017 (entire year)

01/03/2018 International Financial Integration in a Changing Policy Context - the End of an Era?, Brussels
Hosted By: European Commission
Organizers: Joshua Aizenman, Menzie David Chinn, Leonor Coutinho, Michael B Devereux, Kees Koedijk, Robert Kollmann, Alessandro Antonio Turrini and Stefan Zeugner
DG ECFIN of the European Commission is organizing a conference on the theme ‘International Financial Integration in a Changing Policy Context - the End of an Era?’ in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Journal of International Money and Finance, Tilburg University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, and Université Libre de Bruxelles. The Conference will be held at the European Commission in Brussels, on March 1-2, 2018.

Global financial integration has faced major changes and challenges since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The crisis was followed by a persistent drop in capital flows among advanced economies. In Europe, sharp current account adjustments took place in countries with large deficits, but large surpluses did not correct. Monetary policy in advanced economies experimented with unconventional tools to counter the economic slump and avoid deflation, raising questions about the timing and implementation of policy normalisation, and about the impact of asynchronous moves by monetary authorities on financial flows, current accounts and exchange rates. Regulatory reform has been reshaping international finance since the crisis (e.g., Basel III-IV, EU banking union, macro-prudential regulations, tax harmonization of offshore finance,…) with the effect of strengthening capital positions of financial institutions, but also with implications for credit growth and financial integration. Finally, globalisation is increasingly blamed for limiting national sovereignty on economic matters; protectionist attitudes among voters and political movements are on the rise, and already shape the agenda of a number of governments in advanced economies.

The conference will focus on the state of play with global imbalances, exchange rate developments, and financial integration, with a view to assess challenges from a forward-looking perspective.

The organizers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature related to the theme of the conference. Suitable topics include (but are not limited to): Current accounts and global imbalances. How are the pattern of global imbalances and the composition of international capital flows changing, and what are the main drivers? What external adjustments will take place? What is the macroeconomic impact of capital controls and other frictions on cross-border capital mobility? What are the implications of trade barriers for trade balances and their dynamics?

Monetary policy and exchange rates. What are the implications of the changing toolbox of central banks for international financial positions? Monetary policy normalization: what implications on international capital flows and exchange rates? What are the prospects for international cooperation to stabilise exchange rates, with what impact on international financial flows?

Cross-border financial flows. How have recent regulatory and policy developments affected the size and the composition of external asset and liability positions of households, corporations and financial institutions? What are the prospects for cross-border financial integration? How are FDI patterns evolving and with what effects? How is FDI affected by current policy trends, including tax reforms, tax harmonization of offshore centres, and other regulatory reforms? Is financial protectionism effective in curbing FDI flows? FDI flows and trade protectionism: what are the links?

The program will include 12 papers. There will be a discussant for each paper. Philip Lane (Governor, Central Bank of Ireland), Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti (Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF) and Frank Smets (Director General Economics, ECB) will give keynote talks. There will also be a policy panel.

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible to be considered – via an expedited review process – for publication in a special issue of the Journal of International Money and Finance (JIMF). Authors submitting a paper are asked to indicate whether they wish their paper to be considered for the special issue.

The DEADLINE for submitting papers is October 1st, 2017. To submit a paper, please email a draft or extended abstract in PDF format to: ( . Preference will be given to completed papers and to detailed drafts. The selected contributors will be notified by November 1st. Contact & questions:

Transport and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed according to European Commission rules.

Conference organizers:
Joshua Aizenman (University of Southern California, JIMF co-editor),
Menzie Chinn (University of Wisconsin, JIMF co-editor),
Leonor Coutinho (European Commission),
Mick Devereux (University of British Columbia and CEPR),
Kees Koedijk (Tilburg University and CEPR, JIMF editor),
Robert Kollmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR),
Alessandro Turrini (European Commission),
Stefan Zeugner (European Commission).

18/03/2018 11th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide
Sponsored By: Bank for International Settlements (BIS),Universität St Gallen,Universität Zurich,Swiss Finance Institute,ETH Zürich
Organizers: Christoph Basten, Martin Brown, Leonardo Gambacorta and Steven Ongena
Conference website:

The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.


For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here:

If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email your paper to Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR Events team ( mentioning in the subject line "5682 - Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation 2018" by 6pm (UK time), Sunday 15 October 2017. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2017. There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 19) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (March 21) before noon. 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 afternoon (March 18) and leave Wednesday afternoon (March 21). There will be around thirteen papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS and possibly one session for advanced PhD students), and there will also be poster sessions featuring around sixteen posters. However ample time for discussion, reflection and outdoor activities will be left for sure.

Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by ERC ADG 2016 - GA 740272 lending and by the Bank for International Settlements.


Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School & CEPR)
Christoph Basten (FINMA & ETH)
Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Christa Bouwman (Texas A&M University)
Stijn Claessens (BIS & CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD & Tilburg University)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University & CEPR)
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL, SFI & ECGI)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna & CEPR)
Reint Gropp (IWH & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR)
Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
David Martinez-Miera (Carlos III & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)
Evren Örs (HEC)
José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Imperial, CREI, Barcelona GSE & CEPR)
Alexander Popov (ECB)
Sascha Steffen (ZEW & University of Mannheim)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England & CEPR)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)


Christoph Basten (FINMA & ETH)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)


Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Francois Degeorge (University of Lugano & SFI)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Jan Pieter Krahnen (Frankfurt University & CEPR)