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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Since 2011, the Annual Conference gathers in Florence leading economists, lawyers, political scientists and policy makers to discuss the economic situation in Europe in the light of the most pressing policy priorities, challenges and future prospects.

The Changing Geography of Finance and Regulation in Europe27 April 2017

The Changing Geography of Finance and Regulation in Europe
27 April 2017

The 2017 edition of the Annual Conference focused on the profound changes which are impacting the world’s financial architecture, including the advent of innovative technologies, collectively known as FinTech, the issues related to regulatory arbitrage and the impact of Brexit on the European landscape.

The conference was jointly organised by the European University Institute (EUI), the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College together with BAFFI CAREFIN at Bocconi University.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre Imperial College)
Elena Carletti (BAFFI CAREFIN Bocconi University and European University Institute)
Joanna Gray (Birmingham University)
Mitu Gulati (Duke University)

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Filling the Gaps in Governance: The Case of Europe28 April 2016

Filling the Gaps in Governance: The Case of Europe
28 April 2016

The 2016 conference discussed particularly the issue of filling the gaps or incompleteness in the agreements governing economic cooperation in Europe, which range from matters such as the agreements about domestic debt/GDP levels, the “no bailout clause”, the new banking union, the use of a common currency, and the agreement to include identical Collective Action Clauses in all Euro area sovereign bonds.

The conference was jointly organised by the European University Institute (EUI), the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College together with BAFFI CAREFIN at Bocconi University.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre Imperial College)
Elena Carletti (BAFFI CAREFIN Bocconi University and European University Institute)
Joanna Gray (Birmingham University)
Mitu Gulati (Duke University)

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The new financial architecture in the Eurozone23 April 2015

The new financial architecture in the Eurozone
23 April 2015

The logic, features and future shape of the new financial architecture of the Eurozone (including the Banking Union, the Capital Markets Union and the risk of regulatory fragmentation) were discussed in the 2015 edition of the conference.

The conference was jointly organised by the European University Institute (EUI) and the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, and University of Pennsylvania)
Elena Carletti (European University Institute and Bocconi University)
Joanna Gray (Birmingham University, Law School)

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Bearing the Losses from Bank and Sovereign Default in the Eurozone24 April 2014

Bearing the Losses from Bank and Sovereign Default in the Eurozone
24 April 2014

In the 2014 edition, invited experts discussed the situation in the Eurozone, with particular emphasis on the issue of further integration, with the aim to reach a better understanding of the future development of the Eurozone and of the European Union as a whole.

The conference was jointly organised by the European University Institute (EUI) and the Wharton Financial Institution Center.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, and University of Pennsylvania)
Elena Carletti (European University Institute and Bocconi University)
Joanna Gray (Birmingham University, Law School)

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Political, Fiscal and Banking Union in the Eurozone?25 April 2013

Political, Fiscal and Banking Union in the Eurozone?
25 April 2013

The 2013 conference assessed the prospects and potential for, as well as obstacles to, the various forms and degrees of integration needed within the Eurozone in order to address the root causes of Europe’s current malaise. The aim of the conference was for open discussion and debate on the relationships between these different levels of union.

The conference was organised by the European University Institute (EUI) and the Wharton Financial Institution Center, jointly with the Pierre Werner Chair, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and the EUI Department of Economics.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, and University of Pennsylvania)
Elena Carletti (European University Institute and Bocconi University)
Joanna Gray (Birmingham University, Law School)

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Governance for the Eurozone: Integration or Disintegration?26 April 2012

Governance for the Eurozone: Integration or Disintegration?
26 April 2012

The 2012 conference discussed several aspects of the current architecture of the Eurozone, with particular emphasis on its governance, with the aim to have an open and multidisciplinary discussion on this important topic to understand better where the Eurozone is going and what is needed to preserve it.

The conference was organised by the European University Institute (EUI) and the Wharton Financial Institution Center.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (University of Pennsylvania)
Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
Saverio Simonelli (Università di Napoli Federico II)

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Life in the Eurozone with or without Sovereign Default?14 April 2011

Life in the Eurozone with or without Sovereign Default?
14 April 2011

The first conference, in 2011, debated relevant issues for the Eurozone, including sovereing bankrupcy and its possible alternatives, EU Law, the constraints on the ECB to buy up Eurozone government debt, and the European Financial Stability Fund.

The conference was organised by the European University Institute (EUI) and the Wharton Financial Institution Center.

Organisers:
Franklin Allen (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Elena Carletti (European University Institute)
Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge University and European University Institute)

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