28 - 30 October 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich), Mark Cornelius (Bank of England), Claudio Dicembrino (ENEL S.p.a.), Anne Platou (DNB NOR), Instructors from Oliver Wyman, Practitioners in the public and private sector

Area: Risk Management

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course has been designed for staff members of financial institutions, micro-prudential and macro-prudential authorities who wish to understand the risks that climate change may pose for them. In addition to providing topical content and practical tools, this course will be a platform to stimulate exchange and debate between public officials and private practitioners.

4 - 6 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich), Charles Cannone (EBA), Guillaume Adamczyk (SRB), Emiliano Tornese (European Commission)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Intermediate

The course aims at providing a holistic reading of the various regulatory layers which define the quality and composition of the different loss-absorbing requirements, both for going concern and gone concern situations. In particular, it will highlight the continuum and interplay between these two sets of requirements, assessing the opportunities and challenges they pose for different banking business models and credit institutions’ funding.

20 - 22 November 2019 / Barcelona / Barcelona GRaduate School of Economics

The intensive course in Competition in Digital Markets will be held at the Barcelona GSE from November 20 to 22, 2019. This course offers the opportunity to understand how the digital economy works, and under what conditions competition may not function as it should in this sector. It provides participants with a thorough understanding of how to evaluate the substitutability between different offerings and when to view practices such as tying, exclusive contracts, price-parity clauses, and discriminatory access to platforms as anti-competitive (but also explain in what circumstances they are likely to be beneficial).

Course lecturers includes leading international competition scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases in this area:

Giulio Federico (Head of Unit, CET, DG Competition European Commission)

Chiara Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University)

Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission) - course director

Martin Peitz (Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim)

An Early Bird discount will be offered to participants confirming their attendance before October 20. A reduced course fee is also available to Regulators, Competition Authorities, Academics and Barcelona GSE Alumni.

20 - 22 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Philipp Paech, Course Director (London School of Economics), Peter Kerstens (European Commission DG FISMA), Klaus Loeber (European Central Bank), Elisabeth Noble (European Banking Authority)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

The course will familiarise participants with the relevant characteristics of the underlying technologies (AI, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain) and novel traits of relevant financial activities (FinTech-enabled payment, settlement, robo-advice, currency, platforms, insurance, etc). Further, instructors will share their analysis of the economic implications (caused, in particular by ‘disruptive’ business models) for financial markets in the EU and globally. Further, participants will understand how to situate Fintech within the existing regulatory perimeter of the relevant EU rules and will discuss the extent to which these rules need adaptation, modification or expansion.


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