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Past Events

All past public FMG events from the 2017-18 Michaelmas Term and the 2016-17 academic year are listed below, along with related papers and notes where available. If you have any questions about the programme or earlier events, please contact e.bunting@lse.ac.uk.

13 November: Public lecture
How Global Currencies Work
Speaker: Barry Eichengreen
Chair: Charles Goodhart
6 November: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Leaning against the wind: the last financial crisis and (?) the next
Speaker: Philip Turner (NIESR)

30 October: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Are banks still Special?
Speaker: Tom Huertas (Ernst and Young)

30 October: Panel Discussion
The Greek Crisis, structural reforms, and Eurozone convergance
Speakers: Costas Meghir (Yale University), Christopher Pissarides (LSE), DimitriVayanos (LSE), Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University)
Discussants: Yannis Manuelides (Allen & Overy LLP) and Ricardo Reis (LSE)
Chair: Hugo Dixon (InFacts)
16 October: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Financial Cycles, Asset Managers, and Economic Resilience
Speaker: Christina Skinner (Brooklyn Law School)
11 October: Capital Markets Workshop seminar
Why are Banks Exposed to Monetary Policy?
Speaker: Pablo Kurlat (Stanford)
9 October: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Toward an Understanding of Credit Cycles
Speaker: Ray Barrell (Brunel University) click for the paper and slideshow
4 October: Capital Markets Workshop seminar
Measuring the Effects of Federal Reserve Forward Guidance and Asset Purchases on Financial Markets
Speaker: Eric Swanson (University of California)
2 October: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Cross-border banking cooperation: From actual to optimal arrangements
Speaker: Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)
29 September: FMG Public Lecture
Financing Development on how the World Bank and other development institutions are meeting global needs
Speaker: Kristalina Georgieva (World Bank)
27 September: FMG Public Lecture
Multilateralism under Attack? UK, USA and the others
Speaker: Adam Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
27 September: Capital Markets Workshop seminar
Price of Long-Run Temperature Shifts in Capital Markets
Speaker: Ravi Bansal (Duke)
25 September: London Financial Regulation Seminar
Policy Recommendations to promote sustainable finance: the work of an EU High-Level Experts Group
Speaker: Paul Fisher (Cambridge University)
25 September: FMG Public lecture
Event on Financial Globalization
Event hosted by FMG, McKinsey&Company and Peterson Institute for International Economics
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22 May: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Rethinking Central Bank Independence

Speakers:Charles Goodhart (LSE) and Rosa Lastra (QMC)

15 May: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Bank Resolution and the Structure of Global Banks

Speaker: Martin Oehmke  (LSE)

8 May: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Politics and Financial Regulation: implications of the Trump administration and of populism in Europe

Speaker: Douglas Elliott (Oliver Wyman)

23 March: Corporate Governance Research

Executive Remuneration - Where Do We Go from Here?

Speakers: Dirk Jenter (LSE) and Hans-Christoph Hirt (Hermes EOS)

In this Corporate Governance Research Debate, Dirk and Hans discuss the current state of thinking on Executive Remuneration, before a wider discussion about future policy and research work in this area.

22 March: Corporate Governance Research, FMG and Law Department seminar

Short-termism in Financial Markets: Fact and Frenzy

Speaker: Mark Roe (Harvard Law School)

Professor Mark Roe examines some of the recent claims made about the relationship between market short termism and short-termism in the boardroom, in particular, the preconditions for market short termism to be transmitted into the boardroom.

20 March : London Financial Regulation Seminar

Containing Systemic Risk by taxing Banks Properly

Speaker: Mark Roe (Harvard Law School)

13 March: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Ranking Financial Centers from the Perspective of the Real Economy: the price of going public in the UK and US

Speaker: Kevin James (Systemic Risk Centre, LSE)

7 March: Public Lecture

Culture, Discrimination, and Economic Exchange

Speaker: Daniel Paravisini

A discussion of the challenges in establishing whether, and through which mechanism, culture may affect economic exchange.

6 March: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Macroprudential Policy Making in Practice: The Swiss Experience

Speaker: Jean-Pierre Danthine (Paris School of Economics)

3 March: Public Lecture

The Great Rift: economic theory and financial disasters… how can we fix the future?

Speaker: Carsten Kengeter  (CEO of Deutsche Börse AG)

Nearly a decade on, the catastrophe of the global financial crisis still defines the political and economic landscape. Should we have seen it coming? Could it have been avoided? Mr Kengeter will examine these questions and their implications both for the foundations of economic theory, and for the structure of contemporary financial institutions.

28 February: Public Lecture

Financing Growth In Bulgaria

Speaker: Delyan Dobrev

As in much of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria’s growth rate after the Eurozone crisis has remained at half the previous growth rate. Efforts to increase economic prospects rely primarily on finding new ways to finance innovation and entrepreneurship.

27 February: Public Lecture

Europe's Growth Challenge

Speaker: Simeon Djankov

In the wake of the Great Recession, Europe’s economy has stagnated to a considerable degree – greater even than that of the United States.

27 February:  London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Optimising Pay Regulations to Correct for Too-Big-To-Fail

Speaker: John Thanassoulis (Warwick Business School)

25 February: 100 Foot Journey Club event, supported by the High Commission of India, the LSE South Asia Centre and the LSE Financial Markets Group

Transforming India: vision for the next decade

Speaker: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Chair: Simeon Djankov (FMG)

Discussing India's current economic and financial climate, from the government's high-profile "Make in India" campaign to its recent, radical demonetisation of Indian currency.

20 February: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

The Impact of Brexit on the City of London

Speaker: Lindsey Naylor, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Global Corporate & Institutional Banking practice

20 February: London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Central Bank Finances: how does their P&L matter, if at all?

Speaker: David Archer (Bank for International Settlements)

13 February: London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Macroprudential Regulation

Speaker: Alex Brazier (Bank of England)

18 January: Public Event (free and open to all)

A Conversation Between Lord King and Professor Goodhart

Speakers: Mervyn KingCharles Goodhart

A special FMG event in which Lord King and Professor Goodhart will discuss the foundation and early years of the Financial Markets Group; the role and reputation of the FMG; trends in monetary and financial economics over the last 30 years; and future problems and developments for central bankers.

5 December: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

What Now? after Brexit, after Trump and after the resignation, economic and financial policies to lift Bulgaria's growth prospects

Speaker: Eva Paunova, MEP

Economic growth in Eastern Europe has been lethargic after the Eurozone crisis, with growth rates at half pre-2009 levels. What can be done to reverse this trend?

22 November: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

Can we have both Competitive and Stable Banking?      

Speaker: Xavier Vives (IESE Business School, Barcelona)

Regulation can alleviate the trade-off, but not resolve it fully, which leads to a need to coordinate regulation and competition policy. This lecture will look at implications for the regulatory financial architecture and challenges for bankers, regulators and academics.

17 November: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

EU27 financial services policy in the wake of the Brexit decision       

Speaker: Nicolas Véron (Bruegel & Peterson Institute for International Economics)

The UK vote of 23 June will have major implications for the EU27’s future financial services sector. Major uncertainties still abound, but it is not too soon to debate some of the policy choices the EU will face once London, its main current financial hub, leaves its internal market. The likely relocation of significant wholesale financial business from Britain to the Continent will create both risks and opportunities, and call for new directions in EU financial services regulation and supervision.

16 November: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

Ranking Countries on the Ease of Doing Business       

Speaker: Rita Ramalho (Manager of the World Bank-IFC Doing Business)

Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 14th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies-from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe-and over time.

14 November: London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Restructuring Sovereign Debt after NML v Argentina

Speaker: Lee Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb)

3 November: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

Brexit and Implications for Bulgarian Workers and Students in the UK

Speaker: Dr Andrey Kovachev (Member of the Presidency of the European Parliament and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Vice-President of the Union of European Federalists)

The results of the Brexit referendum have raised questions about the future of European workers and students in the United Kingdom. Dr Kovachev will address the concerns raised, and discuss the approach European institutions are taking in the upcoming negotiations with the UK government.

17 October: London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Banking Union

Speakers: Emiliano Tornese (European Commission) and Maria Nieto (Banco de Espana)

10 October: London Financial Regulation seminar [Supported by AXA Research Fund]

Brexit: Implications for the City and for the future of European financial integration

Speakers: S. Djankov, T. Huertas, J.P. Landau and S. Lewis