MoFiR Virtual Seminars on Banking

Building on the success of the MoFiR Workshop on Banking, in the Spring 2020 we launched the MoFiR virtual seminars on banking and financial intermediation to maintain an active discussion on these important topics. The seminars are open to all those interested, including faculty, graduate students, and policymakers around the world.

Please register to our mailing list to receive the invitations to the seminars.

Format: Seminars will be held via Zoom on Fridays at 11am (ET), with a 1-hour slot, split in a 30 minute (uninterrupted) presentation, a 15 minute discussion and time for Q&A.

The Spring 2021 cycle will end on June 4. After that, on June 21-22 we will host (virtually) the 10th MoFiR workshop on banking (deadline to submit: March 21, 2021).

Next seminar

Friday, April 23, 2021, 11.00 - 12.00pm ET

  • Monetary Policy and Intangible Investment (pdf)

  • Speaker: Lev Ratnovski (European Central Bank)

  • Discussant: Ryan Peters (Tulane University)

Upcoming seminars

Friday, May 7, 2021, 11.00 - 12.00pm ET

Friday, May 21, 2021, 11.00 - 12.00pm ET

  • Does regulation only bite the less profitable? Evidence from the G-SIB framework (pdf)

  • Speaker: Tirupam Goel (BIS)

  • Discussant: TBD

Friday, June 11, 2021, 11.00 - 12.00pm ET

  • Fighting Failure: The Persistent Real Effects of Resolving Distressed Banks (pdf)

  • Speaker: Ivan Ivanov (FRB)

  • Discussant: TBD

Organizing committee

Isha Agarwal (University of British Columbia Sauder)

Andrea F. Presbitero (International Monetary Fund and MoFiR)

André F Silva (Federal Reserve Board)

Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)

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