finance workshop

Pre-call workshop of the Finance Research Hub: “Financial Resilience”

September 13, 2018, 11am – 5pm, with kind support from the UCL Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies

Location: UCL, SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW, Masaryk Room

The Finance Hub held its inaugural discovery meeting (See Summary Note Here) on 23 January 2018, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the question, “Is the Financial System Fit for Purpose?” In this meeting, economists, sociologists and legal scholars will identify the open questions that might be picked up in the Finance Hub research call. The overall topic is “Financial Resilience”. Financial resilience has been considered a highly valued policy objective: A resilient financial system better fulfils its basic functions of resources and risk allocation. But how can the financial system be made more resilient? What are the major threats and issues?

The research call will be released shortly after the meeting. You can follow us on Twitter for updates on this, and other funding opportunities. Notes from the workshop and videos will be made available.

11.00 – 11.30

Ekaterina Svetlova: Introduction

11.30 – 12.45

Dirk Bezemer (University of Groningen): New Research Directions in Financial Resilience. This introductory talk addresses the micro (individual) and macro (system) dimensions of financial resilience, asks how financial resilience is different from resilience in general and what theories or approaches we can build on and identifies new directions for the future research.

Discussant (economics): Josh Ryan-Collins (UCL)

Discussant (political economy): Richard Bronk (LSE)

12.45 – 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 – 14.45

Isabel Schnabel (University of Bonn): On the German-Franco proposal for the euro. The talk will discuss financial issues related to the euro area, i.e., banking union and capital market union.

Discussant (economics): Panicos Demetriades (University of Leicester)

Discussant (sociology and political economy): Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po, Paris)

14.45 – 15.15

Coffee break

15.15 – 16.30

Kern Alexander (University of Zurich): Banking Regulation and Environmental Sustainability. The talk will focus on the relevance of systemic environmental risks to banking sector stability and economic growth as well as environmental risks in Basel III

Discussant (economics): Alistair Milne (University of Loughborough)

Discussant (finance): Eliana Lauretta (University of Birmingham)

16.30 – 17.00

Summary / Final brainstorming of the topics for future research


To attend the event please contact Ekaterina Svetlova at to book a place, as the number of participants is restricted.



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