7th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets - POSTPONED!

When:30 März 2020
  - 31 März 2020
Where:Bank of England, London, United Kingdom

7th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets:

Quantitative Easing (QE) and its Unwinding, Currency Markets, and Trade


Dear participants,

Please note that the conference has been postponed by the Bank of England! Once further details are available, we are going to inform you accordingly! 

Thank you very much for your understanding and sorry for the inconvenience caused!


Kind regards,

The organizers


The conference is hosted by the Bank of England and co-organized by NYU Stern - Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, Leibnitz Center for Financial Research SAFEUniversity of Michigan - Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, Imperial College, Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bundesbank, and European Central Bank

Many central banks in both industrialized countries and emerging markets responded to the financial crisis of 2008 and the accompanying global recession by adopting various forms of quantitative easing e.g., by buying massive amounts of bonds and other securities from market participants in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately foster economic growth. 

More than a decade later, some central banks are in the process of unwinding at least some of these policies; many others, however, have signaled their willingness to maintain QE facilities in place indefinitely, as they are faced with increasing global economic and financial instability, such as volatile currency markets, rising trade frictions among countries, and increasing indebtedness of the private and public sector. This policy choice raises the question of whether unconventional QE will become the "new normal" and so will its effects (and potential distortions) on both Wall Street and Main Street. 

We solicit theoretical and empirical papers on the interactions between conventional and unconventional monetary policy, foreign exchange and sovereign debt markets, and the macroeconomy. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Unconventional monetary policies and normalization of the monetary policy and 

    • the pricing of financial assets and exchange rates
    • the risk taking by banks
    • the spillovers and network effects to other developed and emerging markets
    • spillovers and network effects across asset classes
    • currency regimes
    • the investment and financial decisions of firms
    • financial market liquidity

  • Financial regulation and deregulation and their impact on the sovereign bond markets
  • Financial stability and financial/monetary policies in a post-crisis world
  • Primary markets for sovereign debt

Papers in related areas may also be considered. The final program will include both submitted and invited papers. The conference will also feature a panel discussion on the major outstanding issues in sovereign bond markets. 


Those wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit by December 1, 2019 per email

Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by February 1, 2020. The final version of accepted papers must be received by March 1, 2020

Please visit the conference website for further information about the current and past conferences. 


Scientific Committee: 

Andrea Buraschi, Imperial College 

Antonio Diez de los Rios, Bank of Canada 

Michael Fleming, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

Iryna Kaminska, Bank of England 

Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank 

Emanuel Moench, Deutsche Bundesbank 

Paolo Pasquariello, University of Michigan 

Loriana Pelizzon, Research Center SAFE, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Stern School of Business, New York University 

Jun Uno, Waseda University 

Toshinao Yoshiba, Bank of Japan and Tokyo Metropolitan University