Our Events Agenda

  • Regularly hosts Workshops, Seminars and Public Lectures on contemporary topics
  • Bi-Annually Organises the Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance Conference

The Centre for Banking Research (CBR) has been a focal point of Bayes Business School`s research communication strategy with the academic and finance communities. Since its establishment, one of the core missions of CBR is disseminating its research through ConferencesSeminars, and Public Lectures, and welcome the world`s leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share their work.

Moreover, CBR Scholars participate in numerous conferences worldwide, engaging with the academic community, NGOs, international institutions, central banks, government policy departments and industry events to disseminate their work, help inform decision-making and develop solutions to the challenges in the sector.

See more information about our Past Events, bi-annually held conference on Emerging Scholars and regularly held Henry Thorton Lecture and Mais Lecture Series.

The Centre also hosts the biannual International Workshop on Financial Systems Architecture and Stability (IWFSAS), which provides a forum for academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss current issues related to the structure and design of financial systems and their impact on macro-financial stability and sustainable economic development. Read about IWFSAS 2022.

Upcoming Events

Day-Ahead PhD Workshop on Financial Intermediation

  • 1st September 2023, Bayes Business School

Organised by the Centre for Banking Research at Bayes in coordination with ‘New (and Old) Risks to Financial Intermediaries’ Conference.

We invite high quality papers by PhD students in the area of financial intermediation.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Inflation, rising interest rates and risks to banking sector and the real economy
  • Fintech: opportunities and challenges to the banking sector
  • Climate change and transition risk: opportunities and challenges to the banking sector
  • Non-bank financial intermediation.

The aim of the workshop is to allow PhD students to present their research and receive feedback from senior researchers. PhD presentations will be discussed by senior mentors. PhD students in the last stages of their PhD studies (e.g., going in the market in the Autumn of 2023) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The workshop is sponsored by the Centre for Banking Research at Bayes and organized in collaboration with Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School/Goethe University), Steven Ongena (Univeristy of Zurich), and Loriana Pelizzon (Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt).

Workshop programme

Conference on 'New (and Old) challenges to Financial Intermediaries'

On 2nd September 2023, alongside CEPR, (Centre for Economic Policy Research) we'll host a conference on the intersection of banking and corporate finance.

Call for papers

  • Submission Deadline: Monday 15 May 2023

The regulatory framework was overhauled after the financial crisis of 2007-09 aiming to reduce fragility of the banking sector and adverse effects to the economy. Now again, the banking sector at the centre of turmoil in financial markets.

Viral AcharyaThe conference’s keynote speaker will be Viral Acharya (NYU, Stern and CEPR).

The organising committee invites submissions of high-quality papers on the intersection of banking and corporate finance. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Climate change, transition risk, and green finance
  • Central bank balance sheets, monetary, and financial stability
  • Financial contagion and systemic risk
  • Financial regulation and supervision
  • Monetary policy and financial stability
  • Macroprudential policy and financial stability
  • Non-bank financial intermediation

You can upload your submission via the CEPR HUB.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 June


Barbara Casu (Bayes Business School)
Angela Gallo (Bayes Business School)
Vasso Ioannidou (Bayes Business School & CEPR)
Francesc Rodriguez-Tous (Bayes Business School)

Conference programme

3rd Research Workshop the Future of Financial Mutuals

  • 1st December 2023 - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano

The Centre of Cooperative Banking (CRCC) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at Bayes Business School, the Building Societies Association (BSA) and Federcasse are jointly organising the 3rd Research Workshop on the future of financial mutuals. The workshop will provide an opportunity for academics, policymakers, and practitioners to engage in high-level discussion on the prospects of the industry.

We welcome submissions of high-quality papers on the broad theme of the future of mutuals.

  • Submission Deadline: September 30th.