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May
2
Wed
Online Seminar – The Road to a European Monetary Fund @ FBF Online Platform
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


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Participation free – registration mandatory


 

Abstract

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was established during the euro crisis to fill a gap in the institutional set-up of the monetary union: that of a lender of last resort for sovereigns. Several other reforms were also undertaken in that period, both at the national and at the supranational level. As a result, the euro area is now much stronger than before the crisis, both economically and institutionally. But a number of weaknesses to make EMU more robust still need to be fixed. In the debate about deepening the monetary union, a wider role for the ESM is one of the ideas under discussion.

In this online seminar, Rolf Strauch (ESM) will argue that developing a European Monetary Fund (EMF) is not a goal in itself, but could help to make the euro area economy more resilient. Various new functions are under discussion. Strauch will explain that there is a widespread consensus that these functions would be economically useful, and will stress that it is important not to miss this unique political opportunity to further integrate the monetary union.

Marcello Messori (School of European Political Economy, LUISS) will then provide his views and comments on the argument. As always the session will end with an interactive Question and Answers session.


 

Speakers

Rolf Strauch (Chief Economist and Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism)

Rolf Strauch is the Management Board Member in charge of Economics, Policy Strategy, and Banking at the European Stability Mechanism and EFSF, which he joined in 2010. He is responsible for economic and financial analysis and policies, strategic orientation, and the country monitoring work that the ESM and EFSF undertake. He represents the ESM and EFSF in European fora, negotiates with Member States, and handles relations with credit rating agencies. Prior to this, he worked at the European Central Bank from 2000–2010 in the Directorate General Economics on fiscal, monetary, and structural policies. He also served previously as an economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank and as a researcher at both the University of Mannheim and the University of Bonn. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn and is a fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) in Bonn.

 

Marcello Messori (Professor of Economics, LUISS Guido Carli University)

Marcello Messori is Professor of Economics at the Department of Political Science, LUISS University and Director of the LUISS School of European Political Economy. He also chairs the Scientific Committee of Centro Europa Ricerche (CER) in Rome. Previously he taught in the Department of Economics at University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and has been involved in several institutional activities, among others as Chairman of the government-established Society for the Development of the Italian Market of Pension Funds (MeFoP), and the president of the Italian Association of Asset Management (Assogestioni). He published widely in economic theory and applied economics and is a regular contributor to leading Italian newspapers, including “Corriere della sera” and previously “la Repubblica” and “Il Sole 24 Ore”.

 


 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.

May
8
Tue
Bank Regulation for Supervisory Purposes @ EUI Premises, Florence
May 8 – May 9 all-day
Bank Regulation for Supervisory Purposes @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Emiliano Sabatini, Antonio Schifino (Bank of Italy)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • An overview of the solvency ratio: regulatory capital and Pillar I risks.
  • The main answers of micro-prudential regulators to the crisis.
  • The backstop measures.
  • Pillar II and its role under the Single Supervisory Mechanism.
  • An overview of the main IFRS accounting standards on financial instruments and their implications from a regulatory perspective.
  • The main differences between the accounting and the regulatory frameworks with reference to consolidation.

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, lawyers, political scientists, Ph.D. students, accountants, private sector economists.

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May
22
Tue
Measuring and Forecasting Volatility and Risk @ Barcelona
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Measuring and Forecasting Volatility and Risk @ Barcelona | Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain

Course Instructors: Christian Brownlees (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Fabio Canova (FBF and BI Norwegian Business School)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Estimation and forecasting.
  • Models of time varying correlations: estimation and forecasting.
  • VaR and Systemic risk: measures and forecasting techniques.

This course is targeted at Financial Stability and Research departments in central banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Assistant Professors, Research department officers of private banks, EU institutions.

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Online Seminar – FinTech @ FBF Online Platform
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online Seminar - FinTech @ FBF Online Platform

Participation free – registration mandatory

Registration will open in early May.


 

Speakers

Jean Dermine (Professor of Banking and Finance, INSEAD)

Giacomo Calzolari (Professor of Economics, University of Bologna)


 

Technical disclaimer

The online seminar will take place on the Adobe Connect platform. You can access the seminars from personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. You are strongly encouraged to read the technical requirements before registering for the online seminar. To ensure an optimal experience in terms of connection speed and video quality, we suggest to attend the seminar via a device connected to a stable network connection, avoiding if possible shared wi-fi or mobile connections.

Jun
6
Wed
Liquidity, Price Discovery, Risk and Market Design @ EUI Premises, Florence
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day
Liquidity, Price Discovery, Risk and Market Design @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Thierry Foucault (HEC Paris)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Models of price discovery and illiquidity in financial markets
  • Estimating the determinants of illiquidity with intraday data.
  • Market design and policy (market transparency, algorithmic and high frequency trading, OTC vs. centralized trading).
  • Real effects of liquidity and price discovery.

This course is targeted at Researchers in central banks, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Assistant Professors, Research departments of private banks, EU officials.

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Jun
28
Thu
Credit and Market Risk Management: A Value-based Approach @ EUI Premises, Florence
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day
Credit and Market Risk Management: A Value-based Approach @ EUI Premises, Florence | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Jean Dermine (Insead)
Area: Risk Management
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Probability of Default (PD) calibration and validation
  • Loss Given Default (LGD) – What do we know about LGDs?
  • Discount rate in LGDs.
  • Regulatory updates regarding LGDs.
  • Value-at-Risk.

This course is targeted at Financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph. D. students, private sector economists, EU officials.

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