The Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility
13-14 October 2017
The Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility is an annual event. The first conference was held in 2012, and the sixth one will be held on October 13-14, 2017. The conference features leading papers by leading authors on the broad topics of liquidity and financial fragility and is sponsored by Wharton and the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.
Some of the themes covered in the conference are:
1. Coordination failures, self-fulfilling beliefs, and runs.
2. Financial frictions and the macro economy.
3. Liquidity and frictions in financial markets.
4. Systemic risk and financial regulation.
5. Financial institutions, networks, and contagion.
6. Sovereign debt crises and their link to the financial sector.
7. The impact of crises and fragility on firms’ financing and investment policies.
The organizers of the conference are Franklin Allen, Itay Goldstein, and Guillermo Ordonez. We also have a program committee of more than 20 leading scholars, who help us in selecting the papers. We attempt to create a program that consists of the best papers, while maintaining a balance between finance-oriented and macro-oriented research and between empirical and theoretical research. We believe that the dialogue between the different strands of research is critical for a better understanding of the broad themes around liquidity and fragility.
Further information on this conference, and the full conference programme, can be found here.