Financial Regulation Initiative

Financial Regulation Initiative

A new CEPR Network


After years of post-Crisis discussion and debate, a new financial regulation structure has been put in place. The regulatory landscape, however, is still evolving as implementation issues are being worked out. This evolution is revealing overlaps, gaps and unintended consequences – both across regulatory silos (banking, insurance, market clearing, etc.) and across nations. There is thus an explicit need for research and debate on these interactions especially in the European context.

CEPR’s new Financial Regulation Initiative will promote such research in an environment that keeps a broad range of stakeholders engaged in the ongoing debate. 

There are five work streams in the initiative:

  1. Banking and Capital Markets;
  2. Long Term Financing of Industry;
  3. Insurance;
  4. Household Finance;
  5. Real Estate.

The first workshop was held on 30 September 2015 in London and was designed to introduce some of the important topics to guide policymakers in designing financial regulation.

Another conference was held on 9-10 June 2016 in Amsterdam on "Bank Equity over the Cycle".

The Initiative is led by Franklin Allen of Imperial College and many activities will take place in cooperation with the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.

The advisory board consists of:

Julia Black (London School of Economics)
Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Patricia Jackson (EY)
David Miles (Imperial College and CEPR)
Richard Portes (London Business School, EUI and CEPR)
Sir Hector Sants (Oliver Wyman and Julius Baer International)
Nick Scarles (Grosvenor)
Christian Thimann (Axa Group)
Shriti Vadera (Santander)
Sir John Vickers (All Souls College, University of Oxford)