Deutsche Bundesbank/SAFE Conference on Supervising Banks in Complex Financial Systems

When:21 October 2013
  - 22 October 2013


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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.



Those wishing to attend the conference, but not present a paper should register by: 11 October, 2013, completing the registration form and sending it to

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):