Financial Stability Board (FSB) and Deutsche Bundesbank Plenary Session at 2018 Annual Meeting of Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA)

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the Deutsche Bundesbank are seeking academic paper submissions for a plenary session on the ‘Post-implementation Evaluation of the G20 Financial Regulatory Reforms’ at the 2018 Annual Meeting of CEBRA. The conference is co-organised by the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) and will take place at Goethe University in Frankfurt on 20-21 August, 2018.

The FSB is supporting the full, timely and consistent implementation of the G20 financial reg­ulatory reforms designed to increase the resilience of the global financial system while preserving its open an integrated structure. To this end, the FSB has developed a framework for the post-implementation evaluation of the effects of reforms. The framework aims to guide analyses of whether the G20 reforms are achieving their intended outcomes, and to help identify any material unintended consequences that may have to be addressed, without compromising on the objectives of the reforms. The Plenary session will provide an opportunity to showcase examples of such evaluation studies.

Authors are invited to submit papers on the post-implementation evaluation of the G20 financial regulatory reforms. The topics of interest include the core areas of the G20 financial regulatory reform agenda:

  • making financial institutions more resilient (including Basel III)
  • ending too-big-to-fail (TBTF), including resolution regimes, total loss absorbing capacity, and global systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs)
  • making derivatives markets safer (including over-the-counter (OTC) derivative reforms)
  • transforming shadow banking into resilient market-based finance (including reforms relating to non-bank financial intermediation).

Other areas of interest include the topics of the ongoing FSB evaluations on the effects of reforms on:

  • incentives to centrally clear OTC derivatives, and
  • financial intermediation with a focus on financing for infrastructure investment and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Finally, papers are welcome on methodological approaches relevant for the evaluations and theoretical and empirical work on the social costs and benefits of financial regulatory reforms.

The conference will also feature a keynote speech by Jens Weidmann, Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and a high-level panel organised by Tobias Adrian and Gaston Gelos from the International Monetary Fund, as well as 20 contributed sessions on a wide range of policy-relevant research topics.

To submit a paper, please send a draft by e-mail to [email protected]. The deadline is 15 April 2018. Authors of the selected papers will be informed by 31 May.