The Social Value of the Financial Sector: Too Big to Fail or Just Too Big?
November 15–16, 2012
In conjunction with London's Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its fifteenth annual International Banking Conference on November 15–16, 2012, at the Bank. The purpose of the annual conference was to address important current issues affecting international financial markets. This year, the conference examined the social value of the financial sector. What are the welfare implications of the current industry structure?
As at past conferences, the emphasis of the conference will be on the implications for public policy. The conference featured keynote presentations by
- Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
- Mary John Miller, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury Department
- Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics.
As usual, the makeup of the conference will truly be international. Participants from some 35 countries regularly participate in the conference and include representatives of central banks, regulatory and supervisory agencies, financial institutions, trade associations and academic institutions from around the globe.
Registration information: There is an early bird fee of $650 for those who register on or before October 15, 2012. For those registering between October 15 and November 12, 2012, the fee will be $700. Registration is closed as of end of day November 12.
We invite you to participate in this important event. Additional information, including updates to the agenda, will be posted on this website as it becomes available.