Franklin Allen 22 April 2016

Designing good regulation requires a good knowledge of the systems to be regulated. In this video, Franklin Allen argues that we still have an imperfect understanding of systemic risk leading to difficulties in designing effective regulations. One of the problems stems from the fact that regulators still think in terms of macroeconomics instead of focusing on the financial side. This video was recorded at the 18th March 2016 conference on Financial Regulation organized by NIESR and held at the Bank of England. 

22 April 2016

The possibility that banks are “too big to fail” is one that has plagued the financial system for decades. In this video, James Barth suggests that too-big-to-fail has not been challenged enough by regulators and that no bank should be too big to fail in any country. Banks have to be held accountable therefore bank owners should be required to put in more capital. Higher capital requirements would protect tax-payers and the government from bailouts. This video was recorded at the 18th March 2016 conference on Financial Regulation organized by NIESR and held at the Bank of England.

22 April 2016

Capital adequacy and the safety of the banking system are key questions in the post-Crisis environment. In this video, Anat Admati argues that more needs to be done in order to have a safer banking system. Policy-makers should instruct the banks to invest shareholders’ money instead of borrowed money. This way they would accumulate unborrowed money and will be able to invest it without taking unnecessary risks. This video was recorded at the 18th March 2016 conference on Financial Regulation organized by NIESR and held at the Bank of England.

Alan B. Krueger 31 March 2016

Many assume that raising the minimum wage will reduce employment. In this video, Alan Krueger explains that the evidence suggests otherwise due to labour market imperfections that have reduced workers’ bargaining power – a change that also helps explains the rise in income inequality. This video was recorded in March 2016 during the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Conference held at the University of Sussex. 

Charles Bean 31 March 2016

Sir Charles Bean discusses the challenges of the digital revolution in measuring economic statistics. The aim is to ensure that the statistics – and the methodologies used to construct them – evolve to better reflect Britain’s modern complex dynamics. 

Enrico Spolaore 30 March 2016

During the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Conference on 22 March 2016, four panelists discussed the political and economic costs of Brexit. In this video, Enrico Spolaore adopts a political economy angle to discuss the impact on European integration. 

John Van Reenen 30 March 2016

During the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Conference on 22 March 2016, four panelists discussed the political and economic costs of Brexit. In this video, John Van Reenen discusses how much Brexit would hurt the British economy, but also points out that it would bring some gains in the form of lower EU contributions and a slight boost to growth.

Swati Dhingra 30 March 2016

During the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Conference on 22 March 2016, four panelists discussed the political and economic costs of Brexit. In this video, Swati Dhingra focuses on the issue of trade, investment and immigration.

 

CEPR, together with the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College, organised the Tenth Annual Hedge Fund Conference on 3 December 2015 to showcase state-of-the-art international research on major issues regarding hedge fund strategies in all asset classes and their impact on financial markets. It provided an essential meeting point for researchers, senior market participants and policy makers.

Harold James 05 June 2015

The conference organised by CEPR , the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, Imperial College London and the Swiss National Bank, brought together academics, practioners and policymakers to discuss the relevance of a zero lower bound theory and the realities of an effective lower bound.

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