SOVEREIGN CAPITAL MARKETS
IN PANDEMIC TIMES
The conference will be hosted by the Bank of England and is currently planned to be held in person (with a remote option) at its London Headquarters. Should pandemic conditions change, the conference will be held remotely.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets.
The conference this year focuses on Sovereign Capital Markets in Pandemic Times, and it is hosted by the Bank of England. Co-organizers include the NYU Stern|Volatility and Risk Institute, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, the Imperial College|Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, London Business School|AQR Asset Management Institute, the Bank of Canada, the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the European Central Bank.
The coronavirus pandemic presented numerous unprecedented challenges to central banks in both industrialized countries and emerging markets. The sudden global recession, the often-interrupted recovery, the displacement of labor, capital, and financial resources all required policy makers to adopt new strategies, often untested, in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately foster rapid economic growth --- all the while the pandemic continued to destabilize the pre-existing economic and geopolitical order. These actions raise numerous questions about their rationale and effectiveness as well as about their potential distortions on both Wall Street and Main Street --- from inflationary pressures to a liquidity glut to excessive risk-taking to volatility and financial instability.
The final program will include both submitted and invited papers.
The Conference will also feature panel discussions on the major outstanding issues in sovereign bond markets.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We solicit theoretical and empirical papers on the interactions between conventional and unconventional monetary policy, foreign exchange and sovereign debt markets, and the macroeconomy in coronavirus times. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Unconventional monetary policies and market maker of last resort functions of central banks during the pandemic and
the pricing of financial assets and exchange rates
the risk taking by banks
spillovers and network effects to other developed and emerging markets
spillovers and network effects across asset classes
the investment and financial decisions of firms
financial market liquidity
- The impact of pandemic-motivated monetary and fiscal policies on the sovereign bond markets
- Financial stability in a post-pandemic world:
- sovereign risk and bank-sovereign "doom loop"
- financial dislocations and their real effects
Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by February 15, 2022.
The final version of accepted papers must be received by March 1, 2022.
- Jannuary 25, 2022 Papers submission deadline1
- February 15, 2022 Paper acceptance notification
- March 1, 2022 Deadline for sending final version of accepted papers
- Kartik Anand, Deutsche Bundesbank
- Andrea Buraschi, Imperial College
- Antonio Diez de los Rios, Bank of Canada
- Robert Engle, NYU Stern
- Michael Fleming, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Iryna Kaminska, Bank of England
- Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank
- Emanuel Moench, Frankfurt School
- Paolo Pasquariello, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
- Loriana Pelizzon, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE
- Stephen Schaefer, London Business School
- Marti G. Subrahmanyam, NYU Stern
- Toshinao Yoshiba, Bank of Japan and Tokyo Metropolitan University