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Financial Stability


Welcome to YSI Financial Stability Working Group!

The Financial Stability Working Group studies novel approaches to monetary economics and bridges the intellectual gap between finance and macroeconomics. Topics of particular interest are the rise of financial globalization, new forms of banking intermediation and payment systems and their implication for the stability of the financial system.

Hello! Welcome to the YSI Financial Stability Working Group (WG).

Please browse through our Q&A, and do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any questions.

What is YSI?
YSI (Young Scholars Initiative) is an international community comprised of young scholars, professionals and researchers, sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. We seek to promote new and critical thinking about the economy. It is comprised of 20 working groups, including ours.
To join YSI: https://www.ineteconomics.org/education/young-scholars-initiative/join
Twitter: @ysi_commons
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ysicommons/

What do we do in the Financial Stability WG?
We discuss topics that are of interest to young scholars related to Financial Stability. We often invite professors/practitioners to share their research and knowledge. Given that YSI is comprised of young scholars based throughout the world, we mostly meet online but also during conferences.

Examples of webinars series organized:

  • Basel III series, with Charles Goodhart, Anat Admati, Emily Jones
  • Derivatives series, with Vladyslav Sushko, Robert McCauley, Daniela Gabor
  • Shadow Banking series, with Ulrich Volz

We also organize discussions around hot topics or reports such as the IMF Financial Stability Report, depending on the interest of young scholars.

During our conferences, young scholars have the chance to present their work and get feedback from senior scholars, such as Perry Mehrling (long standing mentor of the Financial Stability WG), Zoltan Poszar (Credit Suisse), Edward Kane (Boston College), Izabella Kaminska (FT), Rohan Gray (Modern Money Network), Adair Turner.

Is it possible to get access to past webinars?
Yes. We upload recordings, reading materials and slides on our Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B_NKHFt_hGFjTXNnZ3lVdWFfbms
and also post them on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FinancialStabilityYSI/

How often do we meet?
Online: usually at least once a month using our YSD.
In real life: during conferences organized by INET or others. We host a regional meeting (in Europe and in the Americas) at least once a year and all working groups meet during the YSI Plenary (2016 in Budapest, 2017 in Edinburgh).

How to receive updates on our activities?
We post all our updates on the YSD (Young Scholars Directory) Financial Stability WG in the “News” section. If you’ve haven’t joined the YSD yet, you can do so here: https://www.ineteconomics.org/education/young-scholars-initiative/join

We also highly encourage you to join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FinancialStabilityYSI/

Do we support any particular economic school of thought?
The purpose of YSI is to analyse a topic from different angles, via different schools of thought and by confronting theory with practice. Therefore we are open to all schools of thought. That being said, given that Prof. Perry Mehrling (Columbia University) is a long-standing mentor of our working group, most of us are enjoy discussing the money view. If you are not familiar with this view, we highly encourage you to watch the free online MOOC taught by Perry: https://www.coursera.org/learn/money-banking.

Want to get involved?
There are endless of possibilities of getting involved?

  • You recently missed a talk by a Prof that you like? Why not invite him/her for a webinar in our Working Group?
  • Do you want feedback on your work?
  • Are you dying to go to a specific conference? Organize your own workshop?
  • Do you have an idea of a blog, publication?

  • We’re here for you!! Just contact us, Míriam and Céline , the coordinators of the Working Group.

Any other questions?
Post it on the YSD forum or on our Facebook page. You can also contact Míriam and Céline.

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