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Jan
25
Thu
Online Seminar – Venezuela’s ‘Hunger’ Bonds @ FBF Online Platform
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Participation free – registration mandatory

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An age-old question in international finance and law, dating back at least to the days of the Czar is: what happens when a country leadership chooses to favor the interests of foreign bondholders over those of its local population, using despotic means? Does the local population, after the leadership has been removed, have to continue paying these “odious” debts? Today, the question is being posed to the international community, front and center, in the context of the Venezuelan debt crisis, where an anti-democratic leadership continues to favor the interests of foreign bondholders over a deprived local population.

Those questions as well as the relevance of such a debate in a European context – where debt restructuring is regularly popping up and off the policy agenda – will be answered in this online seminar by sovereign debt scholars, Mitu Gulati (Duke University) and Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute for International Economics) who will also bring contrasting perspectives from international law and economics.


 

Speaker

Mitu Gulati (Professor of Law at Duke University)

Mitu Gulati is a Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Duke University. Previously, he taught at Georgetown University Law Center, and at the UCLA School of Law, and visited among others the University of Chicago, Duke University Law School, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining academia, he held positions in law firms in New York, Boston and Newark. His main expertise lies in the field of sovereign bond contracts; current research interests include the historic evolution of concepts of sovereign immunity and the role that law can play as a symbol. He has authored articles, among others in the Journal of Legal Studies, the Review of Finance and Law and Social Inquiry, as well as books and book chapters.

 

 

Discussant

Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics)

Jeromin Zettelmeyer is a Senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Previously, he served as director-general for economic policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, where he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, the microeconomic policy framework, and a key policy initiative to boost private and public investment. He also represented Germany at the OECD Economic Policy Committee and served as a founding cochair of the OECD’s Global Forum on Productivity. Before joining the German government, he was director of research and deputy chief economist at the EBRD; nonresident fellow at PIIE; earlier, a staff member of the IMF. His current research and policy interests include Europe’s currency union, Greece’s debt problem, the social impact of macroeconomic adjustment and reform, and the causes and consequences of the global productivity slowdown.

 


 

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.

Feb
12
Mon
Financial Stability and Regulation: Basic Concepts and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
Financial Stability and Regulation: Basic Concepts and Applications @ EUI Premises, Florence | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Gianni De Nicolò (FBF and International Monetary Fund)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Key measures of bank risk
  • Individual and aggregate financial soundness indicators of banking system market, credit, and liquidity risks;
  • Design and interpretation of stress tests and their role in managing and mitigating risk exposures;
  • The bank regulatory framework with respect to capital and liquidity;
  • Public intervention and role of central banks

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, accountants, private sector economists, law firms and practitioners.

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Feb
26
Mon
The Essentials of EU Banking Regulation @ EUI Premises, Florence
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day
The Essentials of EU Banking Regulation @ EUI Premises, Florence | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and EUI – Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zurich), Kristian Kjeldsen (Single Resolution Board)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Banking resolution as an element of the ‘bank safety net’
  • Recovery planning – resolution planning
  • Minimum requirement of eligible liabilities (MREL) – differences with the total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC)
  • Early intervention
  • The international regulatory framework: Key attributes of effective resolution (Financial Stability Board)
  • The EU regulatory framework: BRRD and Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation (SRMR)
  • The Single Resolution Board: institutional aspects
  • Resolution tools (including bail-in)
  • Conditions for resolution (including the ‘failing or likely to fail’ criterion)
  • Precautionary recapitalization
  • State aid and Single Resolution Fund (SRF) aid
  • Government financial stabilization tools (GFST)
  • Equivalence of third country resolution frameworks

This course is targeted at EU Officials (ECB, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EBA, ESM), economists and risk managers in financial institutions and private banks, lawyers and accountants, Ph.D. students, post-graduate researchers, and assistant professors.

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Mar
19
Mon
Financial Frictions and Macroprudential Policies @ EUI Premises, Florence
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day
Financial Frictions and Macroprudential Policies @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Rationale for macroprudential policy;
  • DSGE models with a financial sector;
  • Interactions between the real and the financial sectors;
  • Financial accelerator, booms and busts.

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists.

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Apr
5
Thu
Understanding the Common European framework for Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day
Understanding the Common European framework for Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructors: Slavka Eley, Oleg Shmeljov (European Banking Authority)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Business model Analysis;
  • Internal governance;
  • Assessing risks to capital;
  • Liquidity and funding;
  • SREP capital adequacy assessment;
  • SREP liquidity adequacy assessment;
  • Supervisory and early intervention measures

This course is targeted at SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, economists and risk managers in financial institutions and private banks, lawyers and accountants, Ph.D. students, post-graduate researchers, assistant professors.

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Apr
19
Thu
Credit and the Macroeconomy: Leverage Cycles, Asset Prices and Crisis @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day
Credit and the Macroeconomy: Leverage Cycles, Asset Prices and Crisis @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Financial cycles and the economy;
  • Interest rates and returns on capital;
  • Financial crisis prediction: tools and accuracy;
  • Bank capital and financial stability;
  • Debt overhang and recovery from crises;
  • Managing credit booms: macroprudential vs. monetary policy

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and research department of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, post-doc researchers; assistant professors; private sector economists.

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Apr
24
Tue
Managing and Understanding Sovereign Risks @ EUI Premises
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
Managing and Understanding Sovereign Risks @ EUI Premises | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Course Instructor: Lee C. Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP); Mitu Gulati (Duke University); Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute of International Economics)
Area: Risk Management
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Sovereign default and restructuring risk;
  • Life cycle of a default;
  • Economic and legal considerations in sovereign debt crisis.
  • Case study: how restructuring plans are designed?

This course is targeted at EBA, SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, financial stability and legal department experts in Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector members, law firms and practitioners.

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Apr
26
Thu
FBF Annual Conference: ‘Institutions and the Crisis’ @ Villa Schifanoia
Apr 26 all-day
FBF Annual Conference: 'Institutions and the Crisis' @ Villa Schifanoia | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

The annual conference of the Florence School of Banking and Finance, organised at the European University Institute (EUI) brings together leading economists, lawyers, political scientists and policy makers to critically analyse, review and debate the most salient elements and gaps of Europe’s post-crisis institutional architecture.

Organisers:

Franklin Allen | Brevan Howard Centre Imperial College
Elena Carletti | BAFFI CAREFIN Bocconi University and European University Institute
Mitu Gulati | Duke University

Background:

The crisis has turned Europe’s economic and financial governance into a patchwork of bodies, instruments and rules that are hard to disentangle. Against this background, the purpose of this conference is to critically analyse, review and debate the most salient elements and gaps of Europe’s post-crisis institutional architecture.

More specifically, the conference aims:
  • to draw analytical and practical lessons from the crisis management solutions provided by European Union institutions
  • to interrogate how courts discussed, challenged and legitimized the EU’s key crisis-led decisions
  • to look ahead and boldly ask and discuss what should be the Economic and Monetary Union’s optimal institutional set-up – also in light of a renewed and conceivably more dynamic French-German cooperation moment.

Sessions:

  • Session 1: A Look Back: Evaluating European Institutions’ Crisis Management
  • Session 2: Disentangling The Crisis And The Courts
  • Session 3: The Way Forward: The Eurozone’s Institutional Prospects

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Apr
27
Fri
EUI-nomics 2018 @ EUI Premises, Florence
Apr 27 all-day
EUI-nomics 2018 @ EUI Premises, Florence | Fiesole | Toscana | Italy

Since 2011, the EUI-nomics workshops provide an annual forum for discussion among academics, policy-makers and private sector economists. Current and expected global economic perspectives and conditions are reviewed and discussed, with a special focus put on the euro area and its Member States.

Leading economists will provide comprehensive briefings about each country or area’s economic outlook. The 2018 EUI-nomics workshop will be completed by a policy panel debating the extent of the remaining heterogeneity in the euro area and its implications for policy-making and market performance.

The event is organised by Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino in the framework of Pierre Werner Chair and Global Governance programme.

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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