Call for Papers: Norges Bank-CEPR Workshop "Frontier Research in Banking", November 18-19, 2021, Oslo, Norway

Conference dates

18 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021


Oslo, Norway


Norges Bank and CEPR Workshop on Frontier Research in Banking
Oslo, Norway
November 18-19, 2021

The evolution of financial intermediation in a changing world, complicated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, brings new challenges to policy makers. Large shocks to the real economy, as well as fiscal stimulus and unconventional monetary policy in response to the pandemic have put the transmission of policies by financial intermediaries and their exposure to financial risks further in focus. Changes in climate and demographic structure are also forcing us to consider the role of banks and non-bank financial institutions.

This two-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and policymakers working on these issues. The workshop will focus on high-quality research with empirical or theoretical contributions in the field of banking, financial intermediation and financial policies, with a particular but not exclusive interest in the following areas:

• Banking under low interest rates
• Heterogeneity in the effects of financial intermediation and financial policies
• Interactions between monetary policy, macro- and micro-prudential regulations
• Microdata-based evidence on the effectiveness of banking regulation
• Digital currencies, Fintech, and non-bank financial intermediation
• Globalisation and disintermediation in banking
• The impact of climate change on banking
• Financial intermediation in reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are happy and honored to announce the keynote speech by Hyun Song Shin (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR).

Scientific committee: Toni Ahnert (Bank of Canada and CEPR), Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Matthieu Bouvard (Toulouse School of Economics), Valentina Bruno (American University Kogod School of Business and CEPR), Scott Frame (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Fulvia Fringuellotti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT, Bank of Finland), Andreas Fuster (EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Kilian Huber (Chicago Booth School of Business and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Cass Business School and CEPR), Lars Norden (FGV EBAPE), Felix Noth (IWH Halle and Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg), Andrea Polo (LUISS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, EIEF and CEPR), Raluca Roman (Federal Researve Bank of Philadelphia), Vahid Saadi (IE Business School), Farzad Saidi (University of Bonn and CEPR), Enrico Sette (Banca d’Italia), Judit Temesvary (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)

Local organising committee: Jin Cao, Carola Müller, and Kasper Roszbach

Further information can be found on

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Complete manuscripts (in PDF format) should be submitted via Conference Maker ( by September 5. Authors will be notified of decisions on or around September 27. We will be closely monitoring the evolution of the pandemic; as of now, we are planning to offer a hybrid workshop with both on-site and online participants. Travel expenses will be covered for presenters and discussants from academia.