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FSC Research Workshop | 29 October 2019 | DAZ Berlin

The Financial Stability Conference (FSC) 2019 was followed by the FSC Research Workshop on 29 October at DAZ to discuss and deepen relevant aspects of the conference topics, financial stability issues and resolution aspects. Researchers and scholars all over Europe were invited to submit policy contribution sketches on related research questions. Eight proposals were selected and had been presented and discussed at the workshop. The call for policy contributions and information on the procedures are available here.

The workshop was an open, public event bringing together scientists and researchers with policy makers, experts from public institutions and industry experts as well. However, participation was restricted on confirmed registration.

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Research Workshop 2019
29 October – Berlin  |  9:30 – 16:00 h

Call for scientific Policy Proposals to the FSC 2019

The Financial Stability Conference (FSC) on 28 October in Berlin is followed by a research workshop on 29 October to discuss and deepen relevant aspects of the conference topics. Scientists and scholars – including PhD candidates, early stage and PhD researchers – in the disciplines of economics, law, finance, banking and political economy as well as researchers from public authorities, central banks, institutions and civil organisations are invited to signal their interest and draft policy contributions on research questions related to the conference topics and aspects thereof.

Step I
extended proposal deadline for research ideas/sketches: 28 June 2019

Step II
submission deadline for drafted policy contributions: 12 September 2019

Step I
Proposals for research ideas/sketches could address various aspects of the following conference discussion topics:
  1. National banking policies and the new EU political landscape: stuck between reform ambitions and disintegration tendencies
  2. Between wishful thinking and feasibility: how to remove obstacles to true competition and a common beneficial single market
  3. Making resolution work: how to deal with legal loopholes, institutional implementation challenges and impediments to practice
  4. Risk sharing in the EU: how to ensure common grounds on adequate instruments, institutional frameworks and appropriate procedures
Proposals may relate to a broad bundle of terms and notions as regards the conference topics, and we are open to unconventional ideas. We welcome in particular research proposals on following subjects:

State interferences and the protection of national banking systems, state aide and implicite guarantees to banks, regulatory ring-fencing and the use of national discretions and rulings, fragmentation and an uneven level playing field, impediments to competition, barriers to harmonisation and integration, new industrial policies and calls for national/EU champions, discretion and accountability of regulatory agencies, interactions of legal fragmentation with other elements of institutional incompleteness, risk sharing instruments versus mutualisation via backdoor, SRF, backstops and crisis management tools, legal constraints in resolution and national insolvency laws, public backstops, their anchoring and legitimations, rules versus discretion in complex resolution processes with interventions, dichotomy between financial stability concerns and resolution choices, EDIS, ESM, regulatory loopholes in BRRD, etc.

→  Research ideas/sketches to be emailed by Friday, 28 June to:

We do not expect written or even finalised contributions by this deadline, but a sketch with a clear research subject of max. 1.500 words. All proposed research ideas and sketches will be reviewed and considered for drafting contributions, presentation at the workshop, discussion and publication. They will be reviewed by FRS with the assistance of experienced scientists.

→ We will inform all proposers by 8 July on acceptances and the further procedure.

Step II

We ask to work out accepted research sketches and to draft the policy contributions during the summer. The policy contributions should be short and policy-oriented, and they do not have to follow any given specific scientific methodology or approach. More important are policy-relevance, comprehensibility as well as a clear and plausible structure. Emphasis lies on conclusions, practical relevance of results, ideally policy recommendations and input to both the scientific as well as the policy debate. Derivations of empirical results and model explaining should not be the focus, we rather recommend to eschew models and equations and to focus on the outcomes and policy implications. The policy contributions have to be finalised and send to the organiser by 12 September to give time for review by discussants.

→  Policy contributions to be emailed by Thursday 12 September to:

Some relevant information on the purpose of the workshop and about the task:

The task is to bring a contribution to the ground, means to make it understandable and draft it in a nontechnical wording. Insofar, it is a communication task as well, to write and present a policy paper, the findings and relevance to a different, broader audience, eschewing models and equations, but bringing up lines of thoughts, arguments, conclusions and policy options and/or recommendations to a wider public. Thus, the workshop is intended as an innovative experiment to bring researchers closer to policy. To sum up, the conributions should be brief and written in a nontechnical language, aimed at a broad audience interested in policy issues, presented and published to elicit comment and further debate.

As regards subjects and research questions of policy contributions there are no specifications or preferences from the organisers. Any specific aspect relating to the discussion topics can be accepted. We do not see problems with potential thematic overlappings. In the contrary, it might be fruitful to have contributions on quite similar aspects for an enriching discussion.

There are no detailed specifications as regards format as well: just to edit subject, reasoning and rationale in a clear and logical way, be precise and leave the unnecessary and redundant aside. Length: better short than lengthy; 5 pages would be best and appropriate, and we ask to not exceed the max. of 10 pages. As for the presentation slides we ask to limit the number to be shown to not more than 6 slides.

For each presenter there shall be a discussant, and we ask accepted presenters to be open to act as well as a discussant to another policy contribution. Also discussants should be brief in their criticisms to give adequate time for the plenary discussions with the audience where in our view shall be a focus on. Our intention and emphasis is that all participants are learning from the workshop and gain new insights.

Questions to be directed to:

The organiser may reimburse travel expenses for presenters and discussants.

The organiser
Financial Risk and Stability Network

Martin Aehling
FRS Financial Risk and Stability gGmbH

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FSC Research Workshop 2019 – PROGRAM
29 Oct. 2019 – Berlin  |  9:00 h – 16:30 h  |  DAZ

Policy-oriented workshop relating to the Financial Stability Conference: “EU between Regress and Progress: How to cope with National Banking Policies, Single Market Deficiencies and the unsolved Sharing Issue”

The Financial Stability Conference 2019 is followed by the FSC Research Workshop on 29 Oct. in Berlin to discuss and deepen relevant aspects of the conference topics and financial stability issues. Scholars of related disciplines (economics, law, finance, polititcal economy, social sciences) as well as researchers from institutions and organisations were invited to draft policy contributions on related research questions, and to present and discuss them at the workshop.

From the submitted contribution sketches we selected eight. Allocated time for each presentation is 15 min., 5 to 10 min. for a discussant and 10 min. for the plenary discussions. The number of slides shall be limited to not more than five. The challenge is to give a brief and focused policy-oriented presentation in front of a mixed audience in a clear and structured way.

Presenters are encouraged to focus on reasoning, conclusions and policy options in a way that non-academics understand. A general request is to refrain from model explaining, but to highlight policy-oriented aspects. Further description of task and subjects in the call. The workshop is as well intended as a communication task to bring presenters’ messages in a strictly time-limited way to a ‘non-academic’ audience.

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Program schedule:

08:45  Check-in and Coffee


09:10  Opening
Martin Aehling, Director, Financial Risk and Stability Network


09:20  Session  I
Presentation  I
Macroprudential policy in the EU – policy reflections on institutional contexts and governance arrangements
Elias Bengtsson, Associate Professor, Halmstad University and University of Gothenburg
Discussant: Katerina Lagaria, Macroprudential Policy Section, former Advisor to the Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

10:00  Session  I
Presentation  II
Proposal for a single EU professional secrecy standard for the supervision of the financial sector
Nikolai Badenhoop, PhD Candidate, Humboldt University Berlin
Discussant: Elias Bengtsson, Associate Professor, Halmstad University and University of Gothenburg

Chair:  TBA


10:40  Coffee break


11:00  Session  II
Presentation  III
Is the EU resolution framework working with state aid and nothing else? The option for the few (significant institutions), not for the many (less significant institutions)
Maria Ana Barata, PhD Researcher, European University Institute
Discussant: Concetta Brescia Morra, Professor of Economic Law, University of Roma Tre

11:40  Session  II
Presentation  IV
Making retail banks resolvable
Ioannis Asimakopoulos, PhD Researcher, University of Luxembourg
Discussant: Dalvinder Singh, Professor of Law, University of Warwick

Chair:  Luís Silva Morais, Professor of Law, University of Lisbon, School of Law


12:20  Light lunch


13:00  Session  III
Presentation  V
Should we pay European bankers (also) with (bail-inable) debt?
Edoardo Martino, PhD Researcher, Erasmus School of Law and Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics
Discussant: Bart Joosen, Professor of Financial Law, VU University Amsterdam

13:40  Session  III
Presentation  VI
The treatment of depositors in the EU framework on bank crisis: a latent contradiction
Donato Messineo, Legal Advisor, Bank of Italy
Discussant: Andrew Lodge, Research Fellow, London School of Economics (formerly Bank of England)

Chair:  Samy Harraz, Head of Strategy, International Relations and Communications, Single Resolution Board


14:20  Coffee break


14:40  Session  IV
Presentation  VII
Unravelling economic solidarity: a systemic view on risk-sharing in the European banking sector
María Cecilia del Barrio Arleo, PhD Candidate, University of Trento
Discussant: Maria Ana Barata, PhD Researcher, European University Institute

15:20  Session  IV
Presentation VIII
The vulnerabilities of debt in the shadow banking sector
Ross Spence, PhD Candidate, Leiden University
Discussant: Matthias Thiemann, Assistant Professor for European Public Policy, Sciences Po

Chair:  Stefan Janßen, Professor for Corporate Finance and Banking, Jade University of Applied Sciences


16:00  Round up and Closing

16:10  Networking and Farewell

16:30  End


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The Financial Stability Conference RESEARCH WORKSHOP 2019 takes place:

29 October 2019,  9:00 h – 16:30 h at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ
Address: DAZ, Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, Taut-Saal (2nd courtyard), 10179 Berlin
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>>  Doors open / coffee  8:45 h

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The FSC Research Workshop is a public event. Photos might be taken. The organiser reserves the right to publish photos and documentation of the workshop in print and online formats. By registering you consent thay you may appear in print and/or online documentation.

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The FSC Research Workshop is a public event. Photos might be taken. The organiser reserves the right to publish photos and documentation of the workshop in print and online formats. By registering you consent that you may appear in print and/or online documentation.