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Conference PROGRAM

Location: Center for European Policy Studies, Pl. du Congrès 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

October 5th, 2023

8.30     Arrival / registration and coffee

8.45     Welcome Speech, Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS)

9- 9.30 Keynote Session
Jose Manuel Campa, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority

Break: 9.30 10.00

10.00-12:15    Session 1: Monetary policy transmission and bank security portfolios
Chair: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS)

Paper 1.1: Implications of the Regulatory Treatment of Sovereign Exposures for Bank Behavior
Author: Oliver Beckmann, University of Hagen
Discussant: Gianmarco Ruzzier, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Paper 1.2: Security lending of last resort and government bond market functioning
Author: Marianna Blix Grimaldi, Swedish National Debt Office and Sveriges Riksbank
Discussant: Oliver Beckmann, University of Hagen

Paper 1.3: Specialized banks and the transmission of monetary policy: Evidence from U.S. syndicated loan market
Author: Gianmarco Ruzzier, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Discussant: John Wilson, University of Saint Andrews

12.15 -14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 Session 2: Bank lending and financial reporting
Chair: Barbara Casu, Bayes Business School, City University London, UK

Paper 2.1: Access to credit and firm survival during the Covid-19 crisis: the case of zero-bank-debt firms
Authors: Roberto Blanco, Miguel García-Posada, Sergio Mayordomo, María Rodríguez-Moreno, Banco de España
Discussant: Sandra Challita, emlyon Business School and EMEA

Paper 2.2: Corporate Objectives and Financial Reporting Quality: Evidence for US Banking
Author: John Wilson, Dimitris Chronopoulos, Anna Sobiech, and Muhammed Yilmaz University of St Andrews School of Management
Discussant: Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS)

15.30 – 16.00 Break

16.00- 17.30 Policy session: Rethinking Banking Regulation and Crisis Management During Times of Recurrent Crises
Moderator: Rym Ayadi EMEA and Bayes Business School, City University London, UK


  • Christian Stiefmueller, Finance watch
  • Delphine Reymondon, Head of Liquidity, Leverage, Loss Absorbency and Capital Unit, European Banking Authority
  • Jo Swyngedouw, National Bank of Belgium
  • Sebastiano Laviola, Board Member of the Single Resolution Board

Dinner: 19.00

October 6th, 2023

9.00- 10.00      Keynote Session
Xavier Vives, professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, Director of its Banking Initiative and President of the European Finance Association

10.00-10.15     Break

10:15-12:30 Session 3: Bank Supervision
Chair: Sandra Challita, EMEA emlyon Business School

Paper 3.1: Local bank supervision
Authors: Di Gong, University of International Business and Economics, Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Wolf Wagner, Erasmus University Rotterdam and CEPR
Discussant: Alessandro Scopelliti (KU Leuven)

Paper 3.2: Bank lending, liquidity regulation and unconventional monetary policies in the Eurozone
Authors: Barbara Casu (Bayes Business School, City University London, UK) , Laura Chiaramonte (Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona – Italy ) and Doriana Cucinelli (EMEA and Università di Parma, Parma – Italy)
Discussant: Bertrand Candelon (Université Catholique de Louvain – UCLouvain)

Paper 3.3: Macroprudential Policy and Bank Systemic Risk: Does Inflation Targeting Matter?
Authors: Mohamed Belkhir (IMF), Sami Ben Naceur (IMF), Bertrand Candelon (Université Catholique de Louvain) , Woon Gyu Choi (IMF), Farah Mugrabi ( Université Catholique de Louvain)
Discussant: Di Gong (University of International Business and Economics)

12:30- 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30- 15:00 Session 4: Bank lending in trouble periods

Chair: Doriana Cucinelli, EMEA and Universiy of Parma

Paper 4.1: How to Release Capital Requirements in an Economic Downturn? Evidence from Euro Area Credit Register
Authors: Cyril Couaillier (ECB), Alessio Reghezza (ECB), Costanza Rodriguez d’Acri (ECB), and Alessandro Scopelliti, (KU Leuven)
Discussant: Antonis Kotidis (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

Paper 4.2: The Provision and Effects of ECB’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA)
Authors: Antonis Kotidis (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), Dimitris Malliaropulos (Bank of Greece and University of Piraeus), Elias Papaioannou (London Business School and CEPR)
Discussant: Barbara Casu (Bayes Business School, City University London, UK)

15.00-15.15 Coffee Break

15.15-16.45 Session 5: Climate Change Risk
Chair: Apostolos Thomadakis, CEPS

Paper 5.1: Do natural disasters affect exposed banks differently?
Author: Jiaxuan Wang, City University
Discussant: Doriana Cucinelli, EMEA and University of Parma

Paper 5.2: Climate Risk and Bank Capital Structure
Author: Yassine Bakkar, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Discussant: Apostolos Thomadakis, CEPS