Political Economy of Systemic Risk


November 17th 2016

Time: 9:30am - 6pm
Venue: Conference Suite, 9th floor, Tower 2, London School of Economics

Speakers: Stephen Bell (University of Queensland), Stephen Chaudoin (University of Illinois), Jeffrey Chwieroth (LSE), Christopher Gandrud (City University, London), Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance), Bob Hancke (LSE), Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield), Anastasia Nesvetailova (City University, London), Abraham Newman (Georgetown University), Elliot Posner (Case Western), Christian Ruiz Palmero (University of Lausanne), Waltraud Schelkle (LSE), Andrew Walter (University of Melbourne), Meredith Wilf (University of Pittsburgh)

Organiser: Jeffrey Chwieroth (SRC and Department of International Relations, LSE)

Politics lies at the heart of systemic financial risk. It impacts its evolution in terms of financial decisions and market practices, its regulation via international rules and domestic priorities, and its resolution in accordance with and against core interests. This conference explores how key aspects of the political process fundamentally shape systemic risk in the financial system. It features cutting-edge research from a range of scholarly traditions examining the political economy of systemic risk. 

The suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users was: #LSEPoliticalEconomy

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Stephen Bell (Queensland) and Andrew Hindmoor (Sheffield)
Competition, Systemic Risk and Financial Stability - paper and slides.
Jeffrey Chwieroth (LSE) and Andrew Walter (Melbourne)
Policy Responses to Banking Crises over the Longer Run - paper and slides.
Christopher Gandrud (City University London and Hertie School of Governance) and Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance)
Can You Stop the Fire Before it Burns Down the Block? Central banks and the fiscal costs of financial crises - Paper and slides.
Bob Hancké (LSE) & Christian Ruiz-Palmero (Lausanne)
Macroeconomic Stabilization in the Euro-zone: A Simple Model and An Application - paper and slides.
Waltraud Schelkle (LSE)
The Political Economy of Financial Solidarity: Cross-border Payments Systems as Universal Insurance - Paper.
Stephen Chaudoin (Illinois) and Meredith Wilf (Pittsburgh)
International Implications of National Financial Rules: Do Citizens Care? - Paper and slides.
Abraham Newman (Georgetown) and Elliot Posner (Case Western Reserve University)
Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance and Power - Slides.