Call For Papers 9th European Banking Center Network Conference: Financial Regulation, Bank Credit and Financial Stability

Call For Papers
9th European Banking Center Network Conference: Financial Regulation, Bank Credit and Financial Stability

In cooperation with CEPR.

29-30 September, 2017, Lancaster, United Kingdom

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marco Pagano, (University of Naples and CEPR)

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in different fields of finance and economics to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation. We are inviting high quality submissions of both theoretical and empirical nature on micro- and macroeconomic aspects of financial intermediation.

TOPICS: Topics include, but are not limited to:
– New approaches to bank regulation and financial stability
– Micro and macro-prudential policies, access to credit, and financial stability
– International spill-over of bank regulations on credit availability and financial stability
– The role of models in capital regulation: a need for reform?
– Quantitative easing and the size and composition of central banks’ balance sheets
– Information production and disclosure (e.g., stress tests, accounting statements) and its impact on market discipline and financial stability
– Regulatory capture and the role of the banking industry in the political processv – Regulatory competition across jurisdictions
– Inequality and banking
– Relationship lending and access to credit over the business cycle
– International structure of the banking system and bank credit availability
– Firms’ and households’ access to credit in emerging markets
– The effect of corporate governance structures in financial institutions and markets on credit availability, bank risk taking and financial stability


PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers should be submitted electronically to along with your affiliation and email address. In the email, please indicate whether or not you are willing to act as a discussant. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by July 1, 2017. For presenters and discussants, the conference will cover travel expenses up to British Pound 600 (British Pound 400) for people from outside Europe (from within Europe) and accommodation expenses for two nights.

FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference will be held at Lancaster University. Tentatively, the program starts Friday at 9:00 and ends Saturday at 14:00. The program will include up to 10-12 papers with their discussions, leaving ample time for comments from the audience and for interaction among participants. Presenters and discussants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. Information about prior EBC Network conferences can be found at:

Fabio Castiglionesi (Tilburg University)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR)
Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (Luxembourg School of Finance)

Fabio Braggion (Tilburg University)
Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Sudipto Dasgupta (Lancaster University and CEPR)
Hans Degryse (University of Leuven and CEPR)
Ralph de Haas (EBRD)
Harry Huizinga (Tilburg University and CEPR)
Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England and CEPR)
Rajkamal Iyer (Imperial College London)
Frederic Malherbe (London Business School and CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR)
Daniel Paravisini (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Uday Rajan (University of Michigan)
Mike Tsionas (Lancaster University)
Joel Shapiro (University of Oxford)

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