SOAS University of London

Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

2011 Banking Symposium: Crisis Management and the Use of Government Guarantees

In association with: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Date: 3 October 2011Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 4 October 2011Time: All Day

Venue: OECD Conference Centre, 2, rue André Pascal, 5775 Paris Cedex 16, France

Type of Event: Symposium


Since its inception, the Symposium has promoted research and dialogue on banking law and financial sector policy issues. As in past years, the programme focuses on global financial issues and this year it highlights crisis management and the use of government guarantees to promote financial sector stability. This event will attract speakers from a variety of backgrounds; namely policymakers, practitioners (central bankers and regulators) and academics (from a wide range of disciplines). The Symposium will be held in Paris at the OECD and coincides with its 50th Anniversary.

The symposium will discuss what changes are needed to make banking systems more resilient before the next crisis hits with a particular focus on:

  • the role of sovereign guarantees particularly  in relation to the newly established European Financial Stabilization Fund;
  • an assessment of public guarantees on bank assets in the light of the recent experience in the UK and other countries;
  • the value of the contingent fiscal liabilities created by government guarantees: how to determine it and how to hedge it.

We welcome submissions of high-quality, publishable research on all topics related to financial services, their regulation, and industry issues such as:

  • International Initiatives
  • Failure resolution: Is too-big-to-fail behind us?
  • Systemic risk identification and regulation
  • Crisis Management – Cross-Border, Effective Practices and Strategies for policymakers
  • The financial system safety net – who does what and are there better arrangements that should be developed?
  • Sovereign debt and Linkages to Financial Sector Regulation – Costs and Benefits
Confirmed speakers

Confirmed speakers and presenters include (among others):

  • Adrian Blundell-Wignall (Deputy Director, OECD)
  • Lee Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb)
  • Charles Enoch (International Monetary Fund)
  • Gillian Garcia (Gillian Garcia Consultants)
  • Charles A.E. Goodhart (Financial Market Group, London School of Economics)
  • Mitu Gulati (Duke University)
  • Eva Hüpkes (Financial Stability Board)
  • Rosa M. Lastra (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Maria Nieto (Bank of Spain)
  • Fabio Panetta (Banca d’Italia)
  • John Raymond LaBrosse (Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick)
  • Dr Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (Centre for Financial and Management Studies, University of London)
  • Dr Dalvinder Singh (University of Warwick)
  • University of Reading
  • SOAS 
  • Warwick Law School

Further Information

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Symposium Information

Conference sessions will be at the:

OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal
5775 Paris Cedex 16, France
Tel: 33 (0)1 45 24 82 00

Information on getting to France, Hotels and getting to the OECD is available at