EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation
Call For Papers

An event jointly organised with Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

23 & 24 February 2018, Goethe University, Campus Westend, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

I. EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation

1. CONFERENCE: The European Banking Institute organizes the 3rd EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation together with Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. The objective is to present state-of-the-art research on banking regulation from law, economics, and accounting and discuss it with senior policy makers, supervisors, industry representatives and other banking practitioners.

2. TOPICS: We solicit papers in the following areas addressing one or more of the questions posed, but other related areas and questions may also be considered:

2.1 Completing the Banking Union
- How much harmonization is needed, how much flexibility to account for national idiosyncrasies is desirable?
- How can a Single Rule Book adequately reflect banks' diverging business models, sizes etc.? How could a small-banking-box work?
- Would the introduction of a two-tiered banking law system (Basel standards for significant banks, domestic banking laws for non-significant banks) in line with models applied internationally appropriately address the concern about proportional application of banking law?
- Does a true Banking Union require harmonization beyond prudential banking regulation and resolution?
-In which manner would the Capital Markets Union enhance or support the further completion of the Banking Union?

2.2 Making resolution work
- Is structural reform needed as a precondition for effective resolution?
- Will the resolution framework work in cross-border scenarios?
- Does the resolution framework provide for adequate PSI?
- Will the implementation of the TLAC standard lead to an improvement? Are resolution financing and fiscal backstops adequate?

2.3 The consequences of Brexit
- Will micro- and macro-prudential decisions be mutually recognized for crossborder banking groups (eg IRBA model validations, setting of macroprudential buffers)?
- How will Brexit affect the day-to-day banking business (choice of English law/courts, participation in interbank payment systems)?
- How will disentanglement processes work?
- Will relocated banks be able to continue to offer same products after a relocation?
- How to address the topic of trading, clearing and settlement of eurodenominated derivatives?
- Is there a threat of regulatory competition?
- What role can the Capital Markets Union play to reduce the impact of Brexit on EU-27 Banks?

2.4 Non-bank Banking
- What is the interrelation between market based finance and bank based finance with a particular view to regulation?
- Are Capital Markets Union and Banking Union complements?
- How respond to disintermediation?
- How react to digitization (fintechs, regtech etc.)?

3. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Thierry Bonneau (University of Paris II and EBI); Danny Busch (University of Nijmegen and EBI); Guido Ferrarini (University of Genova, ECGI and EBI); Christos Hadjiemmanuil (University of Pireaus, LSE and EBI); Rosa Maria Lastra (Queen Mary University and EBI); Peter O. Mülbert (University of Mainz, ECGI and EBI); Tobias H. Troger (Goethe University, IMFS and EBI); Eddy Wymeersch (Ghent University, ECGI and EBI); Dirk A. Zetzsche (University of Luxemburg and EBI).

4. LOCAL ORGANISER: Tobias H. Troger (Goethe University, IMFS and EBI)

5. CONFERENCE VENUE AND DATE: The conference will be held at Goethe University, Campus Westend, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It will take place on Friday and Saturday 23 & 24 February 2018.

6. CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE AND PROCEDURE: Authors may submit papers or extended abstracts to Claudia Collins ( The deadline for submissions is 18:00 hrs (CET), Sunday, 30 July 2017. The program committee will communicate decisions on acceptance of papers at the end of August 2017. Final papers will be due at 18:00 hrs (CET) on Friday, 22 December 2017.

Accepted papers will be eligible for the EBI Working Paper Series on SSRN and will thus participate in the selection of the EBI Annual Best Paper Award.

7. COSTS: We are able to cover travel and accommodation costs for speakers. All papers presented at the conference are eligible for inclusion in the EBI Working Paper Series.

II. The European Banking Institute

1. OVERVIEW: The European Banking Institute (hereafter also "EBI" or the "Institute") has been created to develop a pan-European research center for banking regulation and supervision which mirrors the pan-European character and the set-up of the SSM (hub and spokes model). EBI focuses on high-quality research into the legal and economic aspects of banking regulation and supervision. The Institute will focus its work in research projects in the field of law, economics and accounting. The Institute shall endeavor to provide academic input to banking regulators, supervisors and the private sector in Europe.

The purpose of the Institute is to conduct high quality research, to distribute knowledge and to promote the dialogue between scholars, regulators, industry representatives and advisors in relation to issues concerning the regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets from a legal, economic and any other related viewpoint. EBI will thus collaborate mainly with European academic institutions and the relevant public and private sector institutions.

At a second stage, EBI endeavors to develop a policy center with the target to establish a new truly pan-European think tank in the area of banking regulation, supervision and banking resolution and any related areas.


2.1 Academic Members: As of the 1st June 2017 the Academic Members of the Institute are the following:

1. Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2. University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece
3. Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
4. Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti (ASE), Bucharest, Romania
5. Universitat Bonn, Bonn, Germany
6. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
7. Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany
8. Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
9. Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
10. Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
11. Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
12. Univerze v Ljubljani / University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
13. Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
14. Universite du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
15. Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Madrid, Spain
16. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Mainz, Germany
17. University of Malta, Malta
18. Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
19. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
20. Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
21. Universite Pantheon - Sorbonne (Paris 1), Paris, France
22. Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2), Paris, France
23. Labex ReFi, Paris, France
24. Stockholms Universitet/University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
25. Tartu Ulikool / University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

2.2 Supporting Members

As of June 2017 the Supporting Members of the Institute are the following:

- Banking Sector
1. European Banking Federation (EBF)
2. European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG)
3. Bundesverband deutscher Banken / Association of German Banks (BdB)
4. Hellenic Bank Association (HBA)
5. Associazione Bancaria Italiana / Italian Banking Association (ABI)
6. Asociatia Romana a Bancilor / Romanian Banking Association (ARB)
7. Asociacion Espanola de Banca / Spanish Banking Association (AEB)
8. Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken / Dutch Banking Association (NVB)

- Advisory Company
1. Deloitte

3. GOVERNANCE: Thomas Gstaedtner (President of the Supervisory Board) and Enrico Leone (Chancellor of the European Banking Institute) Tobias Troger (Managing Director), Otto Gassner (Deputy Managing Director) and Michael Elicker (Treasurer)

4. INFORMATION: Additional information on the European Banking Institute, its members and governing bodies are available on

Posted: 20 Jul 2017