The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research invite the submission of research and policy-oriented papers for the 2020 Financial Stability Conference to be held at the Cleveland Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 19–20, 2020. If global health conditions and travel restrictions necessitate, the conference will take place as a virtual meeting.
COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on economies and financial markets worldwide, though we recognize this impact is secondary to the wide-ranging health and survival issues this virus has engendered. Nevertheless, the pandemic has provided an authentic severe-stress event through which we might glean specific lessons and apply particular remedies. Though the triggering event was different from what had been expected, the response to the 2008–2009 financial crisis created a suite of tools and playbooks for crisis response. Given current events, it is prudent to discuss exactly how these tools were and might be implemented and how effective they have proven, along with what lessons can be learned from the market and institutional responses to the pandemic.
Potential Topics Include:
- The Effects of Macroprudential and Monetary Policies on Financial Stability
- Financial Market Frictions and Liquidity
- Network and Contagion
- Financial Stability Implications of Uncertainty and Rea Shocks
Submissions: The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020. Please send complete papers by email to OFR-FRBC_Conf@ofr.treasury.gov and include “FINANCIAL STABILITY CONF” in the subject line. Notification of acceptance will be provided by September 15, 2020. Completed conference papers are due on November 1, 2020. Questions about the call for papers or the conference should be directed to Joseph Haubrich at email@example.com.
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