The banking and financial stability research intensive meeting was introduced onto the FIRN program in 2015. 

Due to its popularity, particularly with policymakers and industry, it now forms part of FIRN’s annual program of intensive research meetings.  These meetings are designed to extend the body of knowledge within a specific research area via the presentation of cutting edge research from international guests and the building of stronger research networks across academia and industry. 

The meeting format is generally held over 1 or 2 days and has a strong emphasis on building upon quality research particularly policy influencing research. The program includes a keynote presentation by an internationally renowned researcher plus several paper presentations and discussions by FIRN members selected via a call for papers. These meetings are not open to PhD students.

The 2019 Banking and Financial Stability research meeting was held on the 16th and 17th July, 2019 at the Australian National University, Research School for Finance, Acturial Studies and Statistics.

Keynote speakers were:

Manju Puri, Duke University

Christopher James, University of Florida 

We invited submissions of empirical and theoretical papers spanning the fields of finance, economics, accounting and politics that touch on the broad theme of Banking and Financial Stability

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Bank risk taking incentives; bank competition; bank ownership; governance, systemic risk and financial regulation; political economy of regulation; government intervention in financial markets; coordination failures, self-fulfilling beliefs, and runs; financial institutions, networks, and contagion; credit markets; household finance; and information disclosure, market discipline; and financial crises and fragility on firms’ financing and investment policies.

The principal objectives of the meeting are to stimulate policy relevant research in economic science and to generate greater understanding by academic economists of practitioner’s environments and vice versa. 

For more information please contact Program Chair: Phong Ngo