International Conferences on Sovereign Bond Markets

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 6th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets.

The conference this year focuses on Quantitative Easing and Financial (In)Stability and is sponsored by the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt. Co-sponsors include the NYU Stern|Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, the University of Michigan|Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, the Waseda University, the National University of Singapore Business School|Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments, the Bank of Canada, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the European Central Bank, Eurex and MTS.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many central banks have engaged in quantitative easing (QE) by buying massive amounts of bonds and other securities from market participants in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately foster economic growth. Although such monetary policy measures seem to have had the desired effects in the domestic economy, there are still many open questions about the global impact of QE (and its subsequent unwinding) on the stability of financial markets and financial institutions, not only in industrialized countries but also in emerging markets.

We solicit theoretical and empirical papers on the interactions between financial intermediation and sovereign debt markets. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Unconventional monetary policies and normalization of the monetary policy and
    • the pricing of financial assets
    • the risk taking by banks
    • the spillover effects to other developed and emerging markets
    • financial market liquidity.
  • Basel III capital and liquidity ratio and their impact on the sovereign bond markets
  • Monetary policy and financial stability in a post-crisis world
  • Derivatives regulation (Dodd-Frank and EMIR) and fixed income derivative markets
  • Transparency regulation (MIFID II) and the market microstructure of sovereign bond markets
  • Primary markets for sovereign debt

Papers in related areas may also be considered.

The final program will include both submitted and invited papers.

The conference will also feature a session by debt managers on current sovereign issuance practices in major economies, and a panel discussion on researchers' and practitioners' views on the major outstanding issues in sovereign bond markets.


The Scientific Committee for this Conference includes:

Loriana Pelizzon, SAFE-Goethe University Frankfurt

Marti G. Subrahmanyam, NYU Stern

Paolo Pasquariello, University of Michigan

Jun Uno, Waseda University

Toshinao Yoshiba, Bank of Japan

Antonio Diez de los Rios, Bank of Canada

Emanuel Moench, Deutsce Bundesbank

Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank

Michael Fleming, Federal Reserve Bank of New York




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