October 18-19, 2019
Wharton Liquidity and Financial Fragility Conference

2019 Conference

Following the success of the last seven years’ conferences, we are organizing the eighth conference on “Liquidity and Financial Fragility,” which will take place at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA) starting on the morning of Friday, October 18, 2019 and ending in the afternoon of Saturday October 19, 2019. There will also be a reception and dinner on Friday evening. Details of last years’ programs are available under the Past Conferences tab. We plan to follow a similar format this year.

The call for papers is now open. We invite submissions of empirical and theoretical papers in various fields of economics and finance that touch upon the broad theme of Liquidity and Financial Fragility. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination failures, self-fulfilling beliefs, and runs
  • Fragility in banks and non-banks institutions
  • Financial frictions and the macro economy
  • Liquidity and frictions in financial markets
  • Systemic risk and financial regulation
  • Financial institutions, networks, and contagion
  • Monetary policy and financial stability
  • Sovereign debt crises and their link to the financial sector
  • The impact of crises and fragility on firms’ financing and investment policies
  • Financial Technology (Fintech) and its implications for stability
  • Digital currencies and their implications for the monetary system

The agenda for the 2019 Conference will be posted in August 2019, with links to the working papers that will be presented.

For more information about the conference, please contact:

John Galm, Administrative Coordinator
Wharton Public Policy Initiative
Email: johngalm@wharton.upenn.edu
Phone: +1.215.898.1519