Lars Norden at the Chicago Financial Institutions Conference

Lars Norden presented the paper "Does Uniqueness in Banking Matter?" at the Chicago Financial Institutions Conference.

Lars Norden became founding member of the IFABS Latin America Chapter

Lars Norden agreed to become founding member of the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) Latin America Chapter, which will be launched in a conference hosted by the University of Chile in December 2018.  The prime objective of IFABS Latin America is to establish a prestigious forum and platform for finance and banking research in Latin America. The IFABS aims to bridge knowledge among academics, research students, policymakers, and practitioners with interests in contemporary issues surrounding Banking and Finance.

17th Brazilian Finance Society Meeting

Researchers of the CBFR in Rio actively contributed to the 17th Brazilian Finance Society Meeting, which took place at the Catholic University of Brasilia from July 20 to 22, 2017. The CBFR fellow José Santiago Fajardo Barbachan opened the conference in his function as President of the Brazilian Finance Society (SBFin). The CBFR co-coordinator Lars Norden had two papers on the program and discussed the invited speech "Financial Innovation and Stock Market Participation" by Boris Vallée (Harvard Business School) and the paper "The Impact of Government-Driven Loans in the Monetary Transmission" by Marco Bonomo (Insper) and Bruno Martins (Banco Central do Brasil). The CBFR manager Luiz Claudio Sacramento also participated in the conference.

Professor Lars Norden recently participated in two International Conferences
Lars Norden, co-coordinator of the CBFR in Rio, recently participated in the 12th Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference (FIRS), which took place in Hong Kong in June 2017. He discussed the paper "Do Bank Bailouts Reduce or Increase Systemic Risk? The Effects of TARP on Financial System Stability" by Allen N. Berger, Raluca Roman, and John Sedunov. Link.
He also participated in the Financial Management Association European Conference (FMA), which took place in Lisbon in June 2017. He presented his paper "Informational Synergies in Consumer Credit" with Martin Thomas Hibbeln, Piet Usselmann and Marc Guertler and he discussed the paper "Got information? The efficiency of price discovery of quantitative corporate disclosures" by Dennis Y. Chung, Karel Hradzil, Jiri Novak, and Nattavut Suwanyangyuan. Link.
Financial Stability Workshop

CBFR fellow Wolf Wagner gave the Financial Stability Workshop at FGV-EBAPE from May 15 to 19, 2017. The workshop was part of the Finance Track of EBAPE's MSc/PhD program.

New Research Fellow

Professor Allen N. Berger, University of South Carolina, has joined the CBFR in Rio as Research Fellow.


Interview with Allen Berger (portuguese)

During his visit to Brazil, Allen N. Berger made comments about the global economics. Check the interview in portuguese below:


FGV/HSG Best Paper in Finance Award 2016

The FGV/HSG Best Paper in Finance Award 2016 has been bestowed upon Philip H. Dybvig, Susan Chenyu Shan and Dragon Yongjun Tang for their paper with the title “Outsourcing Bank Loan Screening: The Economics of Third-Party Loan Guarantees”. Dragon Tang presented the paper at the International Conference on Small Business Finance in Rio on December 9, 2016 and received a framed certificate from the CBFR coordinators Lars Norden and Patrick Behr. The award comes with a financial prize of 2,000 U.S. dollars and is gratefully sponsored by Henrique Sergio de Campos Salles Gregori (HSG).

Future of National Development Banks

The CBFR co-coordinators Patrick Behr and Lars Norden participated at the conference "The Future of National Development Banks", which took place at the BNDES headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on September 15-16. The conference was jointly organized by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (Columbia University), CAF and BNDES.