2020 Financial Stability Conference: Stress, Contagion, and Transmission

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CfP Deadline Date:
June 30, 2020

Conference Event:
November 19-20, 2020

Event Location:
Cleveland, OH, USA Online Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research invite the submission of research and policy-oriented papers for the 2020 Financial Stability Conference to be held at the Cleveland Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 19–20, 2020. If global health conditions and travel restrictions necessitate, the conference will take place as a virtual meeting.

COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on economies and financial markets worldwide, though we recognize this impact is secondary to the wide-ranging health and survival issues this virus has engendered. Nevertheless, the pandemic has provided an authentic severe-stress event through which we might glean specific lessons and apply particular remedies. Though the triggering event was different from what had been expected, the response to the 2008–2009 financial crisis created a suite of tools and playbooks for crisis response. Given current events, it is prudent to discuss exactly how these tools were and might be implemented and how effective they have proven, along with what lessons can be learned from the market and institutional responses to the pandemic.

To develop these themes, the conference will bring together a mix of policymakers, market participants, and researchers in two types of sessions:

  • Policy Discussions – These sessions will include keynote addresses and panel discussions in which participants from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia share their insights.
  • Research Forums – These forums will follow an academic workshop format and include sessions to discuss submitted papers.

We welcome submissions of research on topics related to potential financial stability risks facing financial markets and institutions, sources of financial system resilience, and related public policy. Conference topics include but are not limited to the following.

  • The Effects of Macroprudential and Monetary Policies on Financial Stability
  • Financial Market Frictions and Liquidity
  • Networks and Contagion
  • Financial Stability Implications of Uncertainty and Real Shocks

Further Information:

The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020. Please send complete papers by email to OFR-FRBC_Conf@ofr.treasury.gov and include “FINANCIAL STABILITY CONF” in the subject line. Notification of acceptance will be provided by September 15, 2020. Completed conference papers are due on November 1, 2020. Questions about the call for papers or the conference should be directed to Joseph Haubrich at jhaubrich@clev.frb.org.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided for conference speakers and paper presenters.

Link CfP:
2020 Financial Stability Conference: Stress, Contagion, and Transmission