FRS Research Workshop | 6 November 2020 | online-event

The FRS Research Workshop 2020 was held on 6 November as a virtual event. Researchers and scholars in the EU and beyond were invited to submit policy contribution proposals on aspects of four thematic clusters. We reviewed the submitted proposals and selected the most promising for drafting policy contributions, presentation and discussion at the workshop. The programme is available below on this page.

The workshop was an open event bringing together senior and junior scientists and researchers with experts from authorities and institutions, citizens and industry experts. The motto is ‘science to policy’ and the format encourages participants to take part in current debates.

FRS Research Workshop 2020 – PROGRAMME
6 Nov. 2020  |  virtual live event  |  13:00 – 17:45 h  CET

Policy-oriented workshop to address topical aspects in the given 4 thematic clusters of the call for policy contributions.

The workshop discussed relevant aspects in the context of the corona crisis and further topical issues. The challenge was to give a brief and focused policy-oriented presentation to a mixed audience in a clear and structured way. Presenters were encouraged to focus on reasoning, conclusions and policy options in a way that non-academics understand. A general request was to refrain from model explaining, but to highlight policy-oriented aspects. Thus, the workshop was as well intended to bring scientists closer to policy debates.

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Programme schedule:

13:00   Welcome
Martin Aehling, Director, Financial Risk and Stability Network


13:10   Session  I
Protecting financial stability: Lessons from the Coronavirus pandemic
Steven L. Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business, Duke University School of Law
Howell E. Jackson, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
>  Policy paper for download
13:25   Discussant:  Arnoud Boot, Professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, University of Amsterdam
13:35   Q&A virtual audience
13:55   END of the session

Moderation:  Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics


14:05   Session  II
Impulse I
The Corona crisis and the stability of the European banking sector: A repeat of the great financial crisis?
Frank Eich, External Advisor, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Philipp Schulz, Junior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
>  Publication for download
Impulse II
Banking crisis management in the European Union amidst the pandemic crisis
Christos Gortsos, Professor of Public Economic Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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14:25   Discussion / Q&A virtual audience
14:50   END of the session

Moderation:  Andrew Metrick, Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management, Yale School of Management


15:00   Session  III
Unlocking the potential of green securitization
Christy Petit, Research Associate, Florence School of Banking and Finance
> Policy paper for download
15:15   Discussant:  Christian M. Stiefmüller, Senior Research and Advocacy Advisor, Finance Watch
15:25   Q&A virtual audience
15:45   END of the session

Moderation:  Roger Silvers, Assistant Professor, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah


15:55   Session  IV
Implementing a European bail-in regime: Do BRRD & SRM-R effectively eliminate implicit government guarantees in the European banking sector? An empirical analysis
Sascha Hahn, Doctoral Student, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Axel Wieandt, Honorary Professor, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
> Policy paper for download
16:10   Discussant:  Bart Joosen, Professor of Financial Supervision Law, VU University Amsterdam
16:20   Q&A virtual audience
16:40   END of the session

Moderation:  Pedro Machado, Director of Resolution Planning and Decisions, Single Resolution Board


16:50   Session  V
Three aspects of systemic risk – A comparative approach for CEE
Ewa Dziwok, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Economics in Katowice
Marta Karas, PhD, Department of Financial Investment and Risk Management, Wrocław University of Economics and Business
>  Policy paper for download
17:05   Discussant:  Deyan Radev, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University
17:15   Q&A virtual audience
17:35   END of the session

Moderation:  Tamarah Shakir, Systemic Risk and Financial Institutions Division, European Central Bank


17:35   Round up
Stefan Janßen, Professor for Corporate Finance and Banking, Jade University of Applied Sciences

17:45   Workshop END


17:45   Networking and Exchange
We offered the possibility of an after workshop networking and exchange for all interested participants and attendees. The link and the password for this online gathering room was shared during the workshop via the Q&A-tool.

18:30   END



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