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Sep
7
Mon
EABCN Training School on Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem @ Florence, EUI
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
EABCN Training School on Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem @ Florence, EUI | Firenze | Toscana | Italy

Background

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.

 

Course instructor

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.

Call for papers

EABCN-EUI training course: Term structure models and the zero lower bound @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

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

 

Call for Application

Sep
15
Tue
The Rise of a Fiscal Europe? Negotiating Europe’s New Economic Governance.
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brigid Laffan (Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) and Pierre Schlosser (Ph.D. Research at the EUI) have published a new research report entitled The Rise of a Fiscal Europe?  Negotiating Europe’s New Economic Governance.

In the report the authors dissect the key negotiations and decisions made following the Eurozone debt crisis before exploring their long term and profound political implications. The report will be discussed in depth during an Online Seminar.

 

Brigid   

Brigid Laffan (Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)    

  

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 Pierre Schlosser (Ph.D. Research at the EUI)

   

 

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Oct
8
Thu
ADEMU Kick-Off Conference on Reassessing the EU Monetary and Fiscal Framework @ University of Cambridge
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day
ADEMU Kick-Off Conference on Reassessing the EU Monetary and Fiscal Framework @ University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

Conference venue: Corpus Christi College (www.corpus.cam.ac.uk).
The specific room will be the McCrum Lecture Theatre.

Registration deadline is 25 September, 2015

 

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Thursday, October 8

13:00–13:10 | Welcome Address

  • Ramon Marimon, European University Institute, UPF–Barcelona GSE & CEPR

13:10–14:40 | Long-term sustainability of a monetary and fiscal union (WP1)

  • Chair: Jurgen Von Hagen, University of Bonn
  • Charlie Brendon, University of Cambridge
  • Giancarlo Corsetti, University of Cambridge
  • Árpád Ábrahàmand and Ramon Marimon, European University Institute
  • Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennnsylvania

15:00–16:30 | Stabilisation policy in currency unions (WP2)

  • Chair: Evi Pappa, European University Institute
  • Pedro Teles, Universidade Católica Portuguesa & Bank of Portugal
  • Morten Ravn, University College London
  • Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Martin Uribe, Columbia University

16:30–18:00 | Round Table: “What type of Fiscal Union?”

  • Moderator: Isabel Correia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa & Bank of Portugal
  • Joaquín Almunia, Former Vice President of the European Commission
  • José Manuel Campa, Grupo Santander and IESE Business School
  • Eilis Ferran, University of Cambridge
  • John Hassler, Stockholm University and Swedish Fiscal Policy Council
  • Coen Tuelings, University of Cambridge

Friday, October 9

09:00–10:30 | Macroeconomic and financial imbalances and spillovers (WP3)

  • Chair: Thomas Hintermaier, University of Bonn
  • Radim Bohacek, CERGE
  • Christian Hellwig, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Joachim Jungherr, IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE
  • Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin

11:00–12:00 | Keynote Address

  • Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council

13:30–15:30 | Policy Implementation (WP4)

  • Chair: Marek Kapicka, CERGE
  • David Levine and Thomas Beukers, European University Institute
  • Giorgio Monti, European University Institute
  • Chris Bickerton, University of Cambridge
  • Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge

16:00–16:20 | ADEMU activities, organisation and dissemination (WP5 & WP6)

  • Hugo Rodriguez, IAE–CSIC and Barcelona GSE

16:20–18:20 | Round Table: “Strengthening the EMU in the aftermath of the Greek crisis”

  • Moderator: Richard Portes, London Business School, EUI & CEPR
  • Sir Charles Bean, LSE and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Thomas Cooley, New York University – Stern Business School
  • Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School & CEPR
  • Frank Smets, European Central Bank
  • René Smits, University of Amsterdam
  • Zdeněk Tůma, KPMG and former Governor of the Czech National Bank

 

Conference Registration

Mar
9
Wed
Capital and Bail in Debt Buffers: Loss Absorption vs Risk Incentives
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Capital and Bail in Debt Buffers: Loss Absorption vs Risk Incentives

Webinar #1 with Enrico Perotti

This webinar will offer a critical approach to capital requirements with a particular emphasis put on risk absorption capacity in the context of the new Capital Requirements Directive (CRD4) and the Financial Stability Board’s Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard. Two alternative views of capital requirements will be lined out: the buffer view and the incentives view. As part of the webinar, the risk absorption potential of equity, bail-in debt and, Contingent Convertible Debt instruments (CoCos) will be explored.

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Enrico Perotti (Ph.D. MIT) is Professor of International Finance at the University of Amsterdam, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Banking and Finance and CEPR).
His advisory work has focused on policy advice on issues of banking, financial reforms and stability to the EC, ECB, IMF, DNB, Bank of England, the World Bank and the UK Treasury.

Mar
16
Wed
Contingent Convertible Debt Instruments (CoCos): regulatory use and market development
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Contingent Convertible Debt Instruments (CoCos): regulatory use and market development

Webinar #2 with Enrico Perotti

This webinar will address the new regulatory treatment of Contingent Convertible Debt instruments and the development of the underlying CoCo bond markets. The contractual feature of the existing stock of CoCo debt will be analysed along various dimensions. First, in terms of their regulatory effectiveness in absorbing risk. Second, in terms of their impact on risk incentives and thus on their preventive effect. Third, we will look at the empirical evidence on the market response to their issuance. Finally, time allowing we will discuss the recent evolution on the CoCo bond market in terms of issuances and prices.

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Enrico Perotti (Ph.D. MIT) is Professor of International Finance at the University of Amsterdam, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Banking and Finance and CEPR).
His advisory work has focused on policy advice on issues of banking, financial reforms and stability to the EC, ECB, IMF, DNB, Bank of England, the World Bank and the UK Treasury.

Apr
28
Thu
Filling the Gaps in Governance: The Case of Europe @ Sala Europa
Apr 28 all-day

The European University Institute (EUI), the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College together with BAFFI CAREFIN at Bocconi University are organising jointly a conference entitled “Filling the Gaps in Governance: The Case of Europe” to be held at the EUI in Florence on Thursday, April 28, 2016

The conference will bring together leading economists, lawyers, political scientists and policy makers to discuss the current economic situation in Europe with particular emphasis on the issue of filling the gaps or incompleteness in the agreements governing economic cooperation in Europe.  These agreements, implicit and explicit, 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, the agreement to include identical Collective Action Clauses in all Euro area sovereign bonds and so on.

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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Bearing the Losses from Bank and Souvereign Default in the Eurozone

24 April 2014

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25 April 2013

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Governance for the Eurozone: Integration or Disintegration?

26 April 2012

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Life in the Eurozone with or without Sovereign Default?

14 April 2011

Apr
29
Fri
Eui-nomics 2016: Debating the Economic Conditions in the Euro Area and Beyond @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

The EUI-nomics workshops provide a forum for discussion among academics and economists in public and private institutions about the current and expected future global economic conditions, with a special focus on the euro area and its member countries. For each country/area there will be short presentations by leading experts followed by general discussion. The workshops will be completed by a policy panel debating on key economic policy issues for the euro area.

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Jun
16
Thu
Financial Deregulation: A Historical Perspective @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm

This conference will address the liberalisation of the financial sector that occurred towards the end of the 20th Century, with a particular focus on the 1980s. It will cover different countries and consider the emergence and persistence of a new regulatory paradigm until – or even after – the recent financial crisis.

In most rich countries, various measures have been passed in order to liberalise and “modernise” the financial markets. Each country had its own agenda, but each of them has experienced, to a various extent, a change in regulatory regime. Interest rates paid on deposits have been liberalised, competition has been favoured, traditional barriers between insurance, banking, and
financial market activities, have been removed, as well as exchange controls. Access to domestic markets by foreign financial institutions has been facilitated through reciprocal agreements or through an open door approach attracting foreign investors.
Financial deregulation – or liberalisation – has not yet been thoroughly examined by historians, though, because of the difficulty to access archival material for recent periods. However, such material is becoming increasingly accessible and allows historians to take a new look at the matter, particularly concerning the 1980s.

As major reforms of the financial sector, such as Basel III, are being widely debated today, it is important to take a broader and longer-term view, in order to understand if we are still living under the same regulatory regime as before, or if a truly new paradigm has emerged. We will address the relevance of the notion of “deregulation”, the links between the changes under consideration and globalisation, and the respective influence of market forces and politics in this process. These questions call for an interdisciplinary approach that not only looks at historical and economic aspects, but also addresses legal, conceptual, and political issues.

Organiser: Youssef Cassis

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Jun
28
Tue
EUI Forum on Brexit @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
EUI Forum on Brexit @ Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

The European University Institute Forum on Brexit with short contributions from Brigid Laffan, Gary Marks and Liesbet Hooghe.

Brigid Laffan is Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the EUI.

Gary Marks is a research professor in Multilevel Governance at the VU University Amsterdam and Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gary Marks is currently a Visiting Scholar at the RSCAS.

Liesbet Hooghe is the W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a research professorship in multilevel governance at the VU University Amsterdam. Liesbet Hooghe is currently a Visiting Scholar at the RSCAS.

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