PWC conference

16th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference


4th Annual Conference on Non-Bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability

Date: 6-7th June 2024   Venue: London School of Economics, in person
Speakers: Itay Goldstein (Wharton), Zhiguo He (Stanford), Erica Jiang (USC), John Kuong (INSEAD), Gabor Pinter (BIS), Andres Sarto (NYU), Amit Seru (Stanford), Kerry Siani (MIT), Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt)
Discussants: Cynthia Balloch (LSE), Marco Grotteria (LBS), Raj Iyer (Imperial), Yiming Ma (Columbia), Cecilia Parlatore (NYU), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI), João Santos (FRBNY), Savitar Sundaresan (Imperial), Huan Tang (Wharton)
Confirmed policy panel speakers: Franklin Allen (Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London), Randall Kroszner (University of Chicago, External Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee), Catherine Mann (Brandeis University, External Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee)

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The 16th Annual Conference of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality will take place on 6th-7th June 2024, at the LSE in person. It has been scheduled this year to coincide, as a joint conference, with the 4th Annual Conference on Non-Bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability. The conference is organized in partnership with the Bank of England and the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College.

Research at the Paul Woolley Centre aims to understand capital markets' workings and the social efficiency of allocations these markets achieve. The research departs from the Arrow-Debreu view of frictionless markets and emphasises the role of financial intermediaries (e.g. investment banks, mutual, hedge, and pension funds) in influencing prices and allocations. The Centre holds a conference each year based on these broad themes to bring together researchers working on such questions, disseminate their research, and stimulate the development of new ideas.

This year's edition of the conference will focus on the growing role of non-bank financial institution in intermediating credit and on their relationship with banks. There will be four sessions on: monetary policy and institutional trading, monetary policy and financial stability, fintech, and shadow banks and lending. There will also be a policy panel on monetary policy and financial stability.

This event is free but pre-registration is required. Confirmation of a place is subject to approval. Registration will close on 27th May at 23:59 BST or when available spaces have filled, whichever is sooner.

Organisers: Jamie Coen (Imperial College Business School), Peter Kondor (London School of Economics), Arzu Uluc (Bank of England), Dimitri Vayanos (London School of Economics), Ansgar Walther (Imperial College Business School), Nora Wegner (Bank of England)