16 Apr 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deutsche Bundesbank/SAFE Conference on Supervising Banks in Complex Financial Systems

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The conference will take place on 21 and 22 October 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Topics and Objectives

This conference brings together academics and policymakers with an interest in financial institutions, financial stability, complexity, and linkages to the real economy. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the complexity of the financial system has been a key concern for policymakers and academics alike. With this conference we want to foster the academic and policy discussions about the role of complexity in finance.

We encourage the submission of empirical and theoretical papers of the highest academic standards on financial institutions, financial stability, and their links to the real economy.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex financial institutions and markets
  • Heterogeneity in models of the financial sector
  • Regulating complexity and the complexity of regulation
  • Resolving complex financial institutions
  • Financial Networks
  • Experiments and financial regulation
  • The interaction between the financial and the real sphere

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to welcome Franklin Allen (Wharton) and Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton, tbc) as our keynote speakers.

Submission of Papers

Those wishing to present a paper should send a full draft of the paper. All submissions must include a cover page including authors' full name and affiliation, and contact details (address, phone, email) for corresponding author/s. Papers should be submitted electronically as doc or pdf files to conferenceswhatever@bundesbank.de on or before June 16, 2013

Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than 31 July 2013. Travel expenses (economy class) and accommodation will be covered for presenters of accepted papers.


Those wishing to attend the conference, but not present a paper should register by: 15 September, 2013, sending an email to conferenceswhatever@bundesbank.de specifying name, affiliation, and contact details. Please note that there is no registration fee, but due to limited seating early registration is strongly recommended.

Scientific Committee

Stefano Battiston (ETH Zurich)

Doyne Farmer (Oxford University)

Xavier Freixas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Prasanna Gai (Univeristy of Auckland)

Giulia Iori (City University)

Steven Ongena (Tilburg University)

Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich)

Sascha Steffen (ESMT)

Tanju Yorulmazer (NY Fed)

Organizing committee

Klaus Düllmann (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Ester Faia (House of Finance, Goethe University)

Reint Gropp (House of Finance, Goethe University)

Heinz Hermann (Deutsche Bundesbank)


Further questions can be directed to Co-Pierre Georg (Deutsche Bundesbank): co-pierre.georgwhatever@bundesbank.de