Lars Nyberg
, Sveriges Riksbank
Marco Pagano
, Università di Napoli Federico II
René M. Stulz
, The Ohio State University
Javier Suarez
, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)

Pehr Wissén, Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)

August 19th, 2011

Clarion Hotel Sign Ballroom – B2, 8:30-10:15

Lars Nyberg is Deputy Governor of the Swedish Central Bank. He has been appointed by the Government to the Board of Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) and is the Riksbank’s representative in the group of deputies for the G10 Ministers and Governors and in the ESCB’s Banking Supervision Committee. Dr Nyberg is an associate professor in economics and has previously been Deputy CEO at Svenska Handelsbanken and Swedbank, and CEO of Länsförsäkringsbolagens förening.  Lars Nyberg is the Riksbank’s spokesperson regarding financial stability and a safe and efficient payment system.

Slides: LN speech on crisis resolution in financial institutions and countries – v2

Marco Pagano holds a B.A. in Economics at Cambridge University (UK) and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He is a Professor in the Economics Faculty at Università di Napoli Federico II.  He is also Co-Editor of the Review of Finance and a member of the Council of the European Economic Association. He is a consultant to the Italian Treasury on the reform of security markets, and a member of the Treasury’s commission for privatizations.  His research interests range from market microstructure to macroeconomics.

Slides: Pagano_EFA_Panel

René M. Stulz is the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at The Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Professor Stulz was awarded a Marvin Bower Fellowship from the Harvard Business School, a Doctorat Honoris Causa from the University of Neuchâtel, and the Risk Manager Award of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.  In 2004, the magazine Treasury and Risk Management named him one of the 100 most influential people in finance. A recent study found that he was the sixth most often cited contributor to the top journals in financial economics from 2003 to 2008.  Professor Stulz is a past president of the American Finance Association and of the Western Finance Association, and a fellow of the American Finance Association, of the Financial Management Association, and of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Slides: Crisis Resolution for Firms and Countries Final Revised

Javier Suarez is Professor of Banking and Finance at CEMFI, Madrid, and a CEPR Research Fellow. He earned a PhD in Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research and teaching activities cover mainly the areas of corporate finance and banking, with a special focus on applications of contract theory and the analysis of bank regulation, venture capital, and the linkages between macroeconomics and finance. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association since 2009. In 2006 he won the Fundacion Banco Herrero Prize for Spanish researchers younger than 40 years old in the fields of economics, business, and social research. Since the start of the financial crisis, he has participated in numerous initiatives bringing together academics and policy makers for the discussion of key challenges for policies regarding banks, their regulation, and the wider implications for the economy.

Background Material: A three-pillar solution to the Eurozone crisis _ vox_version

Pehr Wissén is the Director of the Institute for Financial Research and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.  He is also the Director of the Swedish Financial Market’s Committee. He was previously at Svenska Handelsbanken in a number of positions, including Executive Vice President and Head of the Central Treasury Department, as well as CFO of the insurance company subsidiary SPP. He received a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1983. He is a member of the FSAP stock-taking expert group on banking at the EU level and has been chairman of the EMU Steering Committee of the Swedish Banking Association since 1995.

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