Sovereign Capital Markets in pandemic times - April 7-8 2022

The conference will be hosted by the Bank of England and is currently planned to be held in person (with a remote option) at its London Headquarters

About the conference

Date: 7-8 April 2022
Location: Bank of England with a remote option

Co-organizers include the NYU Stern, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London, London Business School, the Bank of Canada, the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the European Central Bank. 


The coronavirus pandemic presented numerous unprecedented challenges to central banks in both industrialized countries and emerging markets. The sudden global recession, the often-interrupted recovery, the displacement of labor, capital, and financial resources all required policy makers to adopt new strategies, often untested, in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately limit the impact on the economy --- all the while the pandemic continued to destabilize the pre-existing economic order. These actions raise numerous questions about their rationale and effectiveness as well as about their potential distortions on both Wall Street and Main Street --- from a liquidity glut to excessive risk-taking to volatility. 

Register to attend

Please note in person attendance is invitation only. Deadline for registration is 31 March (in person) and 5 April (online).

The scientific committee

Kartik Anand, Deutsche Bundesbank 
Andrea Buraschi, Imperial College
Antonio Diez de los Rios, Bank of Canada
Robert Engle, NYU Stern
Michael Fleming, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Iryna Kaminska, Bank of England
Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank
Emanuel Moench, Frankfurt School
Paolo Pasquariello, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Loriana Pelizzon, Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt
Stephen Schaefer, London Business School
Marti G. Subrahmanyam, NYU Stern
Toshinao Yoshiba, Bank of Japan and Tokyo Metropolitan University

Conference timetable

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