Call for Papers: Central Bank of Ireland workshop

When 15 January 2021 12:00 AM
Where Web

Central Bank of Ireland workshop: "Borrower finances, financial stability assessment and macroprudential policies"

Call for Papers

On 18-19 February 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland will host a research workshop on household and enterprise finances, and their role in financial stability and macroprudential policy assessment. We will place particular focus on household and business financial resilience to the economic shock related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical papers that can shed light on topics related to borrower indebtedness and financial resilience, their interaction with economic shocks like that currently being experienced, and the effectiveness and calibration of macroprudential tools.


Topics of interest may include:

  • Macroprudential regulations and their effectiveness in improving borrower resilience to shocks such as that related to COVID-19.
  • Businesses’ access to credit, liquidity and solvency issues during the pandemic.
  • Household finances in the pandemic.
  • Mortgage and enterprise credit risk.
  • Calibration of macroprudential tools.
  • Housing markets and macroprudential regulation.


Keynote speakers

Thorsten Beck (The Business School (formerly Cass), University of London), Professor of Banking and Finance, Research Fellow, CEPR; Co-Editor Journal of Banking and Finance

José Luis Peydró (Imperial College London), Professor of Finance, Advisor at the Bank of Spain, Consultant at the European Central Bank and Research Professor at Deutsche Bundesbank

Structure of the workshop:

The workshop will be held virtually on Webex over two days. Each day, a keynote speaker will give a presentation, followed by three accepted papers presented by the authors.

Organising committee: 

Fergal McCann, Fang Yao

Scientific Committee:

Thorsten Beck (University of London)

Martin Brown (University of St Gallen)

Andreas Fuster (Swiss National Bank)

Robert Kelly (Central Bank of Ireland)

Fergal McCann (Central Bank of Ireland)

Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Board)

José-Luis Peydró (Imperial College London)

Kasper Roszbach (Norges Bank)

Paul Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

Fang Yao (Central Bank of Ireland)


Please submit papers to [email protected] by 15 January 2021. Acceptances will be communicated by 31 January 2021.

Key dates:

Paper submission:15 January 2021

Acceptance: 31 January 2021

Final papers due: 15 February 2021

Workshop: 18-19 February 2021