Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (All day)



The Fifth European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2024): Opportunities and Challenges of New or Centralised Digital Finance

  • Location: West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
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The Fifth European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2024), organized by the Association for Research on Banking and the Economy (ARBE) in collaboration with the University of Winchester, will cover a range of topics concerning digital technologies for finance, monetary economics and macroeconomics, covering theory, applications and policy. A particular, though not exclusive, focus will be the opportunities and challenges posed by the modern digital economy, including the rise of such innovations as fintech businesses and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). 

Conference Day Plan:

8.30:                  Registration; tea and coffee

9.00:                  Opening words: Professor Richard Werner

9.15:                  Keynote lecture (WDC Auditorium): Professor Louis-Philippe Rochon: CBDCs and Central Bank Mandates

10.00:                Q&A

10.15:                Paper session (WDC Auditorium):

Alexey Upravitelev: “Experimental approach to financial literacy measurement”,

Felix Schäfer: “The impacts of capital requirements on banks‘ credit-creation,

Dr Sami Bensassi: “Combating trade-based money laundering: Do the Financial Action Task Force recommendations bite?”

Professor Meelis Ketsing “Navigating the regulatory landscape of artificial intelligence: scenarios and implications for the finance industry”

12.15:                Lunch

13.15:                Keynote lecture (WDC Auditorium): Prof. Emeritus Charles Goodhart: The Great Moderation

14.15:                Paper session: in 2 parallel sessions;  

Session 1 (WDC403): Seigniorage, Public Banks, and the Future Monetary System

Dr Riccardo Zolea: Bank ‘extra-profit’? A Proposal for Public Banks

Dr Plamen Ivanov: Narrow Banking, FinTechs and CBDCs

Session 2 (online and WDC404)

Dr Achraf Mkhaiber: A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Local Banking - Growth Nexus: Evidence from the US.

Carlos Aroujo: “Public sector audits: digital tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency”

15.15:                Afternoon tea/Coffee break

15.30:                Keynote lecture (WDC Auditorium): Prof. Richard Werner: The continuing exploitation of former colonies – and how China broke out from the Western trap

16.30:                Panel discussion: Professors Rochon, Werner, (Goodhart), Ketsing

17.30:                Closing remarks by Professor Richard Werner & Ends