7th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation 2014

  • Conference Call
  • The Cen­tre for Eco­nomic Pol­icy Research (CEPR) is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 7th Swiss Win­ter Con­fer­ence on Finan­cial Inter­me­di­a­tion 2014, held Feb­ru­ary 23 – 26, 2014 in Lenz­er­heide, Switzer­land.

    The organ­is­ing com­mit­tee of this small, infor­mal con­fer­ence invites sub­mis­sions of high qual­ity the­o­ret­i­cal or empir­i­cal research papers on finan­cial inter­me­di­a­tion. Please sub­mit your paper online, or if you have not reg­is­tered for CEPR events before, email men­tion­ing in the sub­ject line “Swiss Win­ter Con­fer­ence on Finan­cial Inter­me­di­a­tion”. Authors will be noti­fied about the accep­tance of papers and the con­fer­ence pro­gram by Decem­ber 6, 2013.

    Due to capac­ity con­straints, pref­er­ence will be given to par­tic­i­pants who can stay for the whole dura­tion of the con­fer­ence. There will be around ten papers and dis­cus­sions, leav­ing ample time for reflec­tion and out­door activities.

    There is no con­fer­ence fee and there are no accom­mo­da­tion costs, but par­tic­i­pants must cover their own travel costs.

    The Uni­ver­si­ties of Zurich and St. Gallen will cover the accom­mo­da­tion costs and meals dur­ing the conference.

    The sub­mis­sion fee for the Review of Finance will be waived for all con­fer­ence papers sub­mit­ted to the Review within six months after the con­fer­ence takes place.

    Short History

    Liam Brunt and Lucy White chaired the first edi­tion of this Con­fer­ence in Hotel Suisse in Cham­pery, Switzer­land, home of the daunt­ing “Le Pas de Cha­vanette”, also known as the “Mur Suisse” or the “Swiss Wall”. Later edi­tions were orga­nized and admin­is­tered by Mar­tin Brown, Hans Degryse and/​or Steven Ongena in the Con­fer­ence Cen­ter of the Swiss National Bank in Hasliberg and in the Hotel Schweiz­er­hof in Lenz­er­heide. Both snow and sun were always plentiful.

    Con­fer­ence Dura­tion and Hotel

    The con­fer­ence will be held at the Hotel Schweiz­er­hof in the moun­tain resort of Lenz­er­heide, Switzer­land. The aca­d­e­mic pro­gramme starts Mon­day morn­ing (Feb­ru­ary 24) at 08:00 and ends Wednes­day (Feb­ru­ary 26) before noon. Par­tic­i­pants should plan to arrive Sun­day after­noon and leave Wednes­day afternoon.

    Pro­gramme Committee

    • Franklin Allen – Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia & NBER
    • Arnoud Boot – Uni­ver­sity of Ams­ter­dam & CEPR
    • Mar­tin Brown – Uni­ver­sity of St. Gallen
    • Hans Degryse – KU Leu­ven, Tilburg Uni­ver­sity & CEPR
    • Gio­vanni Dell’Ariccia – IMF & CEPR
    • Andrew Ellul – Indi­ana University
    • Vasso Ioan­nidou – Lan­caster University
    • Charles Kahn – Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Urbana Champaign
    • Steven Ongena – Uni­ver­sity of Zurich & CEPR
    • José-​Louis Pey­dró – Uni­ver­si­tat Pom­peu Fabra & CEPR
    • Jean-​Charles Rochet – Uni­ver­sity of Zurich & CEPR
    • Greg Udell – Indi­ana University
    • Vikrant Vig – Lon­don Busi­ness School & CEPR
    • Lucy White – Har­vard Busi­ness School & CEPR

    Organ­is­ing Committee

    • Mar­tin Brown – Uni­ver­sity of St. Gallen
    • Steven Ongena – Uni­ver­sity of Zurich & CEPR
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