Sixth International Conference on

Banking, Monetary Policy, and Macroeconomic Performance

May 9 – 10, 2016

University of Frankfurt, Germany


The global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009 has revealed the critical role played by the financial sector of an economy. In response, many policy makers and academic scholars have focused their attention on the link between banking, monetary policy, and macroeconomic outcome.

Against this backdrop, the Center for Economic Policy (CEPR), the German Science Foundation (DFG), and the Center for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) are organizing a joint conference on “Banking, Monetary Policy, and Macroeconomic Performance”.

Topics of interest include among others:
• Banking regulation and financial stability
• Banking regulation and economic growth
• Monetary policy in times of low real interest rates
• Monetary policy and redistribution
• Unwinding QE
• Macro-prudential policy
• Redistributive implications of crises and recessions
• The role of the financial sector during regular and deep recessions
• The Eurozone banking union

Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics), Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University), Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania), Sydney Ludvigson (New York University), and Gianluca Violante (New York University) have already agreed to participate.

Wouter denHaan (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Jan-Pieter Krahnen (University of Frankfurt and SAFE)
Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim),
Alexander Ludwig (University of Frankfurt and SAFE)