Call for abstracts: global liquidity, currencies and financial stability

YSI INET Festival for New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh Oct 19th-20th

Dear young scholars,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the Festival for New Economic Thinking 2017. The event will take place in Edinburgh on October 19th-20th 2017. It will be followed by the INET Plenary on Oct 21st-23rd, which you are also invited to attend.

The Financial Stability WG welcomes contributions by young researchers who wish to present their work in the working group. The contributions should be in the form a brief abstract (100-200 words) and be related to following fields:

Global liquidity: how do different factors (e.g. regulation, monetary & fiscal policy, financial market infrastructure, rise in shadow banking, international monetary system design) impact global liquidity? What are the implications for financial stability? We are particularly interested in papers that explore the links between global liquidity and the following subjects: cross-border capital flows, financialization, central bank tools, public & private debt, derivative markets, foreign exchange issues, the role of the dollar/ renminbi).

  • Banking regulation*: is banking regulation pro-cyclical or counter-cyclical? How should we address shadow banking? how should macroprudential policy interact with microprudential policy, monetary policy and fiscal policies? how does banking regulation affect long-term investment?

Fintech/Cryptocurrencies*: what are the opportunities and challenges that arise with the use of cryptocurrencies? What are the implications for financial stability (e.g. through the use of distributed ledger systems, the circumvention of capital flows with cryptocurrencies)? Is financial innovation neutral?

Papers that address those issues from the money view and/or a financial stability perspective will be given priority. For each topic, we provided only examples of questions of interest.

——-> SUBMIT your abstract here!
*If your work is related to Banking Regulation your research might also be relevant to the Finance, Law and Economics Working group. If your work is related to Fintech/ Cryptocurrencies your research might also be relevant to the Finance, Law and Economics or Innovation Working Groups.

The deadline for abstracts is August, 21st 2017. Accepted works may be considered for travel stipends awarded on the basis of merit and need. Accepted scholars will also be provided with accommodation in Edinburgh. In case of questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Edinburgh!

CĂ©line Tcheng and Miriam Oliveira, coordinators of the Financial Stability Working Group.

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