Norges Bank

Frontier Research in Banking

Norges Bank, Oslo, 24-25 June 2020

Call for papers (pdf)

The evolution of financial intermediation in a changing world brings new challenges to policy makers. The linkages between the banking sector and macroeconomy today are non-negligible, while the rise of non-bank institutions is changing the business model of banks as financial intermediaries. Cross-border banking and financial flows tend to synchronize business cycles across the globe, increasing banks’ exposure to shocks from elsewhere in the world. Changes in climate and demographic structure are also forcing us to consider their impact on banking.

This two-day workshop aims to bring together academics and policy makers working on issues currently of importance related to financial intermediation. The workshop will focus on high-quality research with empirical or theoretical contributions in the field of banking and financial policies, with particular but not exclusive interests in the following areas:

  • Evolution of financial intermediation under current monetary / regulatory policies
  • Interactions between monetary policy, macro- and micro-prudential regulations
  • Micro-evidence on the effectiveness of banking regulation
  • Banking under low / negative interest rates
  • FinTech, digital currencies, and cryptocurrencies
  • Globalization and disintermediation in banking
  • The impact of climate change on banking

We are happy and honored to announce the keynote speech by Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics).

Local committee: Jin Cao, Thore Kockerols, Carola Müller, and Kasper Roszbach

Submission deadline: Complete manuscripts (in PDF format) should be submitted via Conference Maker ( by Sunday, 1 March, 2020. Authors will be notified of decisions on or around 16 March, 2020. Travel expenses are covered for presenters and discussants from academia.

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Scientific Committee

  • Stefan Avdjiev (Bank for International Settlements)
  • Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal)
  • Barbara Casu (Cass Business School)
  • Ricardo Correa (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Hans Degryse (KU Leuven)
  • Valeriya Dinger (University of Osnabrück and Leeds Business School)
  • Linda Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  • Martin Götz (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Iman van Lelyveld (De Nederlandsche Bank and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Friederike Niepmann (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Diane Pierret (University of Luxembourg)
  • Dennis Reinhardt (Bank of England)
  • Klaus Schaeck (University of Bristol)
  • Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
  • Fenghua Song (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Lena Tonzer (Halle Institute for Economic Research and MLU Halle)
  • Wolf Wagner (Rotterdam School of Management)
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