The Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) provides a forum for the better understanding of the Euro area business cycle, linking academic researchers and researchers in central banks and other policy institutions involved in the empirical analysis of the Euro area business cycle.
About this course
The 23rd EABCN training school was a three days course on ‘Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem’ taught by Dr Jens Christensen (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). The course covered the most recent literature on how to model the term structure of bond yields including challenges posed by the asymmetric behavior of yields near their lower bound.
Jens Christensen is a senior economist in the Financial Research Section of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which he joined in 2006 after receiving his PhD in finance from Copenhagen Business School. He also holds an MSc in economics from the University of Copenhagen. His research interests include credit risk modeling, credit risk management, and interest rate term structure modeling. His research in this area is widely cited and has been published in leading academic journals such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Financial Econometrics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking amongst others. Finally, he is a frequent presenter at international conferences on issues related to sovereign bond markets and monetary policy.
The course will cover the most recent literature on how to model the term structure of bond yields including the challenges posed by the asymmetric behavior of yields near their lower bound. Jens Christensen will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees applicable for non-network organisations).
Organiser: Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino – Bocconi University
Speaker: Jens Christensen – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
On 7th December the Florence School of Banking & Finance will hold its first Advisory Council meeting.
The Advisory Council of the school is composed of Andrea Enria (Chairperson European Banking Authority), Frank Smets (Advisor Mario Draghi European Central Bank), Ignazio Angeloni (Board Member Single Supervisory Mechanism), Mauro Grande (Board Member Single Resolution Board) and Francesco Mazzaferro (Head of Secretariat European System Risk Board), as well as the new Director General at DG FISMA (EC) Olivier Guersent.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the school’s activities in its first year, as well as to start the development of a European curriculum for professionals working in the Banking & Finance sector on topics of regulation and supervision.
This is a closed event.
The purpose of this workshop is to begin discussions on four key areas in which actual or proposed changes to EMU can meet with legal and institutional constraints or raise important issues of design and effectiveness. Policy briefs which have been prepared by legal scholars in the project will be discussed in a shared meeting of legal scholars and economists. The discussion aims to deepen understanding as to how an effective and desirable EMU might be achieved and how, if at all, legal and normative difficulties that arise could be resolved.
Organisers: Professor Claire Kilpatrick, Professor Giorgio Monti (Department of Law, European University Institute)
9.30 – 11.00 Conditions posed to legal change in reaction to the Eurozone crisis at both EU and national level
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Exploring the new E in EMU: constraints and effectiveness
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Legal aspects of risk-sharing mechanisms
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 18.00 Legal aspects of banking union | Follow-up discussion
As part of this year’s State of the Union conference in Florence, a workshop will discuss the stability of the banking system. The event will be hosted by Professor Richard Portes. He will be joined by the Florence School of Banking and Finance’s director Professor Elena Carletti. The event will conclude with a speech by Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy.
After two years of existence, it is time to focus on what happened in practice for the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM), i.e. in the core of the Banking Union, in Member States and beyond the EU. The workshop gathers as broad a range of perspectives as possible with a variety of countries (ins and outs, including non-participating Member States and third countries, crisis and non-crisis countries), levels (national, supra- and international), and backgrounds (academic and supervisory practice).
A good range of the most important issues will be discussed, namely: to what extent does the regulatory framework under the Single Rulebook assist or hinder centralized decision-making? Have the Joint Supervisory Teams (JST) proven to be a tool to have both a sufficiently high information basis on the local level of the banks supervised and robust enough a membership to avoid capture? Has the split of supervisory competences in the SSM created problems or can it be seen as a sensible scheme?
But also, if the purpose of the SRM, as part of the Banking Union project, is to centralize resolution decision-making, to what extent does discretion remain within the national authorities? To what extent should all classes of retail financial services be exempted from bail-in? To what extent does Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) under the BRRD framework and the Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard developed by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) give raise to a one size fits all approach to resolution?