Since 2008, the Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation brings together globally leading researchers to present their latest work on financial intermediation, covering both empirics and theory.
The programme for the 2023 edition of the conference can be found on the conference website here
Space at the conference is limited and attendance is possible upon invitation only.
For questions related to this event please contact Lydia Williams, Senior Events Officer at
[email protected]

Programme Committee
Thorsten Beck (EUI & CEPR)
Juliane Begenau (Stanford Graduate School of Business & CEPR)
Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management & IWH)
Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal)
Martin Brown (Study Center Gerzensee & University of St. Gallen)
Jean Edouard Colliard (HEC Paris)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD, KU Leuven & CEPR)
Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University & CEPR)
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL, SFI & ECGI)
Emilia Garcia-Appendini (University of Zurich)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna & CEPR)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Bayes Business School & CEPR)
Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Michael Koetter (IWH)
Anna Kovner (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Christine Laudenbach (SAFE Leibniz Institute for Financial Research & Goethe University)
David Martinez-Miera (Carlos III & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)
Evren Örs (HEC Paris)
Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School & CEPR)
Alexander Popov (ECB)
Andrea Presbitero (IMF & CEPR)
Kasper Roszbach (Norges Bank & University of Groningen)
Farzad Saidi (University of Bonn & CEPR)
"Dragon" Yongjun Tang (University of Hong Kong)
Pascal Towbin (Swiss National Bank)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England & CEPR)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)
Michael Weber (Chicago Booth & CEPR)
Organising Committee
Christoph Basten (University of Zurich, SFI & CESifo)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Andreas Fuster (EPFL, SFI  & CEPR)
Rainer Haselmann (Goethe University Frankfurt, LawFin & CEPR)
Boris Hofmann (BIS)
Local Organiser
Martin Brown (Study Center Gerzensee & University of St. Gallen)
Advisory Committee
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Francois Degeorge (University of Lugano & SFI)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Jan Pieter Krahnen (Frankfurt University & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)

Call For Papers: 
Please note the Call for Papers is now closed

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

How to Apply
To submit a paper, please visit The deadline for submissions is 6 pm (GMT), Friday, November 18. Each individual may only submit one paper (although they can be a co-author on other submitted papers). Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by mid-January, 2023. 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.

Further Information
After several years in Lenzerheide, the conference will this year be hosted by the Study Center Gerzensee, which will generously sponsor accommodation costs and meals during the conference.
The academic programme starts Monday morning (April 3) and ends Wednesday (April 5) 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 (April 2) and leave Wednesday afternoon (April 5); there may also be the option to arrive a day earlier and use Sunday for outdoor activities. In addition to paper presentations with discussions, there will also be a poster session. However, ample time for discussion and collaboration will be left for sure.
The conference is committed to promoting high-quality diversity in the covered topics (including e.g. green, shadow and/or behavioural banking), in the modelling techniques and data sets employed, and in the background of the participants (including institutional affiliation, gender, and nationality).