Institutional Responses to Financial Crises, 1870 to 2017

Webinar Series

Jan 23–Apr 3, 2017 Download .ics

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The YSI Economic History Working Group and the YSI Financial Stability Working Group are hosting a webinar series on the "Institutional Responses to Financial Crises, 1870 to 2017". 

The Global Financial Crisis interrupted what seemed to be a long period of stability and has presented policy-makers with unexpected challenges. History provides us with many examples of how institutions have dealt with such crises.

The format will be a 20-minute presentation followed by questions from the audience. This is an opportunity for young scholars and early stage researchers to get feedback on their work from a global audience.

Please find the list of presenters with their respective dates and topics below:

·       January 23th (2 p.m. GMT)                                                   

Christopher Ratkovsky (Agawa Fund Management)

“Global Liquidity Cycles”

·       February 6th (4 p.m. GMT)   

Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Zimbabwe)

“Surviving financial crisis, from Inflation to Liquidity Crunch – Interventions by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 2007 to 2016”

·       February 20th (2 p.m. GMT)

Stefan Nikolic (University of Groningen)

“Financial Crises in Eastern Europe in 1931”

·       March 6th (2 p.m. GMT)

Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez (Central European University)

“The Evolution of the International Regime of Sovereign Debt Restructuring”

·       April 3rd (2 p.m. GMT)

Devika Dutt (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

“Does Public Ownership in the Financial System Promote Superior Performance?: An Empirical Investigation”

·      April 10th (2 p.m. GMT)

David Bholat (Bank of England)

“The Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort: New historical evidence from long-run high frequency historical data”

The organizers of this webinar series Marc Adam, Peter Bent, Seung Woo Kim and Alain Näf invite everyone interested in the topic to join our lively discussions. Feel free to contact us via email ([email protected]).

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