Call for Papers
2013 Financial Stability Conference

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research

May 30-31, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Office of Financial Research invite the submission of research- and policy-oriented papers for the 2013 Financial Stability Conference to be held on May 30-31, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The objective of this conference is to highlight research and advance a dialogue on financial stability and policies affecting the financial services industry. The conference theme is "Financial Stability Analysis: Using the Tools, Finding the Data."

To develop this theme, the conference will focus on two dimensions of discussion: (1) research and experience in the practical use of tools that measure potential threats to financial stability, and (2) the problems related to including confidential (supervisory and other) data into these tools. Accordingly, the conference will feature research and policy sessions including both presentations and discussion panels on related agenda topics.

CONFERENCE FORMAT: The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and market participants to discuss research dimensions and policy dimensions of financial stability and potential threats.
- Research Forum - This program will follow the format of an academic workshop and comprise submitted papers centering on the development of tools that measure potential threats to financial stability, and the required data for these tools, particularly the problems associated with using confidential data.
- Policy Discussions: This program aims to provide a platform for speakers and panelists from industry, regulatory agencies, policymaking, and academia to share their insights on the policy application of information from forecasting tools to preserve financial stability. These discussions will be highlighted in the form of a luncheon keynote address and a concluding panel discussion.

TOPICS: We welcome submissions of high-quality research on topics related to financial stability, potential threats, and related public policy. A list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:
- Incorporation of risk measures into supervision, capital and liquidity requirements, deposit insurance pricing, and designation of firms for heightened supervision.
- Benefits of use of confidential supervisory information in financial stress measurement and forecasting tools.
- The aggregation, anonymization, and safeguarding of confidential supervisory information for use in financial stress measurement and forecasting tools.
- The modeling of potential threats to financial stability, computational and statistical techniques for financial stability analysis.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Please send completed papers or a detailed abstract by e-mail to: jhaubrich@clev.frb.org and include "FINANCIAL STABILITY CONF" in the subject line. Final conference papers will be due on May 1, 2013. Questions about the Call for Papers or the 2013 Financial Stability Conference can be directed to Joseph Haubrich at jhaubrich@clev.frb.org or Stephen Ong at song@clev.frb.org



Posted 2/10/13