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Conference on Current Account Imbalances and International Financial Integration

Conference on Current Account Imbalances and International Financial Integration
  • Start date : 06/12/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 07/12/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : Brussels, Belgium

Events/Conf/Fairs, European Commission, Economy, finance, tax and competition

The idea of the conference is to bring together economists who have recently contributed new research on the interlinkages between current account imbalances and financial factors.  Suitable topics include (but are not limited to):

 

Conceptual framework:

  • Current accounts and external indebtedness: macro-prudential implications
  • The role of financial intermediation in international capital flows
  • Financial cycles and current account imbalances
  • The role of financial sector structure in current account deficits and surpluses
  • Real sectoral structure and current account imbalances
  • The role of real asset markets in external imbalances
  • Portfolio choice and the direction of international capital flows
  • Liquidity and current account imbalances

 

Policy challenges in Europe:

  • Financial inter-linkages and spillovers in monetary union
  • Current account rebalancing in the euro area: surpluses vs. deficits
  • Euro bias in financial flows and current account imbalances
  • Eurosystem liquidity support and unwinding of current account imbalances
  • The composition of financial flows within and outside the euro area
  • Financial fragmentation and external imbalances in the euro area

 

This conference is jointly organised by the European Commission (DG-ECFIN), the Journal of International Money and Finance, CEPR, the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES), the University of British Columbia, UC Santa Cruz, Tilburg University and the University of Wisconsin.