Centre for Banking Research examines contemporary financial issues

Successful event series held at Cass.

The Centre of Banking Research at Cass Business School held a series of successful events in December focused on contemporary financial issues including Brexit, bankruptcy law and bank resolution.

On Monday 5th December, in partnership with European Economy, the Centre organised a successful discussion on Bank Resolution and Mutualisation of Risk.

Chaired by Centre Director, Professor Barbara Casu, the event included an introduction by Professor Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Chief Editor, European Economy, and a panel discussion with respected industry speakers who considered the key challenges in banking resolution and their impact on the overall financial system.  

The panel included Peter Brierley, Bank of England; Vincent Decroocq, Single Resolution Board; Professor Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics; Professor Christos Hadjiemmanuil, London School of Economics and Professor Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School.

A new issue of European Economy, was also launched at the event.  The issue, Banks, Regulation and the Real Sector, aims to foster the discussion of the recent institutional and academic debate on the main measures of resolution regimes to restore financial stability and minimise the risk of contagion amongst banks.

The Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance Conference which was held from Monday 12th December - Tuesday 13th December, provided an opportunity for early career researchers engaged in theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant research to showcase their work.

A highlight of the first day included a keynote address from Dr Oren Sussman, Said Business School, University of Oxford, who spoke on The Privatization of Bankruptcy Law.

Delegates also heard from speakers from Standard and Poor, Rotterdam School of Management, Maastricht University, Goethe University, Queen’s University Belfast, the International Monetary Fund and Cornell University. The conference best paper prize was awarded to Thomas Lambert, Rotterdam School of Management, for the paper Lobbying on Regulatory Enforcement Actions: Evidence from Banking.

On Tuesday 13th December, the Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), hosted a discussion forum on Brexit Beckons, chaired by Professor Casu. The forum included talks from the authors of the eBook Brexit Beckons who discussed topics such as trade agreements; ex ante costs to the UK; labour markets; globalisation; threats to the City; and the implications for Scotland, Ireland and the EU.

The speakers included book authors Professor Thorsten Beck, Cass and CEPR; Patricia Jackson, EY; Professor David Miles, Imperial College London and CEPR; Dr Jonathan Portes, National Institute for Economic and Social Research; and Professor L. Alan Winters, University of Sussex and CEPR.

Professor Casu said:

“We were very pleased to host this topical event series at Cass.  The Centre promotes high quality research and teaching in banking, offering expert analysis of the economic and business environment that affects the banking and financial sector.

“Our work engages with policymakers, business, students, staff and alumni and all are welcome to attend our events.  Find out more here.”