CALL FOR PAPERS - EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation

21 February 2019 - 22 February 2019

Goethe University, Campus Westend, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


An event jointly organised with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

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I. EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation

1. Conference

 The EBI will organise the 4th EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation. The objective is to present state-of-the-art research on banking regulation from law, economics, and accounting and discuss it with senior policy makers, supervisors, industry representatives and other banking practitioners.

2. Topics

We solicit papers in research areas of interest to the Institute (indicated in bold print). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhancements of the Single Rule Book and of supervisory practice in the EU: What is needed to complete the Banking Union? What architecture for the ESAs? How should the reforms of the last decade be assessed?
  • Proportionality:
    What lessons can be drawn from experiences of two (or multiple) tiered regulatory regimes and recent US “RegRelief” initiatives?
  • Interaction between supervision and resolution:
    What lessons can be learnt from the first resolution experiences? Is the implementation of TLAC/MREL (discretion of EU authorities) adequate? How to cover capital and liquidity requirements in resolution? What are the institutional and financial requirements for the Single Resolution Fund and a common backstop? Can professional secrecy guarantees and the right of access in resolution and supervisory contexts be reconciled?
  • Bank business models:
    Which market and policy implications can be inferred from return on equity for different banking models in the Euro area? What will/should be the future structure of the Euro area banking sector and to what extent will/should regulation shape this structure?
  • Enhanced supervision of significant and systemically important institutions:
    What to make of the new Basel approach and the European level playing field?
  • Resolution and insolvency law:
    Can bank failures be handled adequately in national insolvency laws if they fall outside the scope of resolution regimes? What role for DGS in resolution and insolvency scenarios?
  • FinTech:
    Is there a regulatory asymmetry between traditional banks and Fintechs and what to do with it?
  • Judicial review:
    Which challenges does the cross-border dimension of financial disputes pose and what are the prospects for the European judicial and quasi-judicial system (administrative board of appeals and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms)?
  • Corporate governance:
    How to implement ‘fit and proper’ requirements? How to handle the intersection between national company law and the Single Rule Book generally? Should the scope of corporate objectives for banks be expanded to include ESG values (green finance)?

3. Conference Committee

Danny Busch (University of Nijmegen); Blanaid Clarke (Trinity College Dublin); Christos Hadjiemmanuil (University of Pireaus and LSE); Marco Lamandini (University of Bologna); Peter O. Mülbert (University of Mainz); Tobias H. Tröger (Goethe University); Eddy Wymeersch (Ghent University); Dirk A. Zetzsche (University of Luxemburg).

4. Local Organiser

Tobias H. Tröger (Goethe University)

5. Conference Venue and Date

The conference will be held at Goethe University, Campus Westend, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It will take place on Thursday, 21 and Friday, 22 February 2019.

6. Call for Papers Deadline and Procedure

Authors can submit papers or extended abstracts to Claudia Collins ([email protected]). The deadline for submissions is 18:00 hrs. (CET), Friday, 31 August 2018. The program committee will communicate decisions on acceptance of papers at the end of September 2018. Final papers will be due at 18:00 hrs. (CET) on Friday, 21 December 2018.

Accepted papers will be eligible for the EBI Working Paper Series on SSRN and will thus participate in the selection of the EBI Annual Best Paper Award.

7. Costs

We are able to cover travel and accommodation costs for speakers. All papers presented at the conference are eligible for inclusion in the EBI Working Paper Series.