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International Conference on
Banking, Monetary Policy, and Macroeconomic Performance
May 09 and 10, 2016

The global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009 has revealed the critical role played by the financial sector of an economy. In response, many policy makers and academic scholars have focused their attention on the link between banking, monetary policy, and macroeco-nomic outcome. Against this backdrop, the Center for Economic Policy (CEPR), the German Science Foundation (DFG), and the Center for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) are organizing a joint conference on “Banking, Monetary Policy, and Macroeconomic Performance”.

The conference took place on May 9 and 10, 2016, at the University of Frankfurt.

Topics of interest include among others:

    • Banking regulation and financial stability

    • Banking regulation and economic growth

    • Monetary policy in times of low real interest rates

    • Monetary policy and redistribution

    • Unwinding QE

    • Macro-prudential policy

    • Redistributive implications of crises and recessions

    • The role of the financial sector during regular and deep recessions

    • The Eurozone banking union

    Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics), Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton Universi-ty), Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania), Sydney Ludvigson (New York University), and Gianluca Violante (New York University) have already agreed to participate.

    Please find the program here.

    Organizers: Wouter denHaan (London School of Economics and CEPR), Jan-Pieter Krahnen (University of Frankfurt and SAFE), Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim), Alexander Lud-wig (University of Frankfurt and SAFE)