SNB-CEPR Conference: Foreign Currency Related Risk Taking by Financial Institutions, Firms and Households 22/23 September 2008

Conference Organisation

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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Conference announcement

Conference announcement

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Registration form

Registration form

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Programme committee

Martin Brown (Swiss National Bank)
Andreas Fischer (Swiss National Bank and CEPR)
Liugi Guiso (European University Institute and CEPR)
Olivier Jeanne (International Monetary Fund and CEPR)
Steven Ongena (CentER – Tilburg University and CEPR)

Speeches SNB

Opening speech by Ulrich Kohli, Alternate Member of the Governing Board

Address by Jean-Pierre Roth, President of the Governing Board, SNB

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Dániel Holló: Assessing household credit risk: evidence from a household survey


Discussion by Peter Haiss

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Martin Brown: Foreign Currency Borrowing by Small Firms


Discussion by Katalin Bodnár

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Anastasia Guscina: Impact of Macroeconomic, Political, and Institutional Factors on the Structure of Government Debt in the Emerging Market Countries


Discussion by Sébastien Wälti

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Carlos Montoro: An Estimated Stochastic General Equilibrium Model with Partial Dollarization: A Bayesian Approach


Discussion by Robert Kollmann

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Adrien Verdelhan: Common Risk Factors in Currency Markets


Discussion by Olivier Jeanne

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Herman Kamil: How Do Exchange Rate Regimes Affect Firms’ Incentives to Hedge Exchange Rate Risk


Discussion by Michael Brei

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Jean Helwege: Foreign Currency Exposure and Hedging: Evidence from Foreign Acquisitions


Discussion by Ines Chaieb

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Amrit Judge: Are the Debt Capacity Effects of Foreign Currency Hedging Real or Illusory?


Discussion by Fredrik Wilander

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Romain Rancière: A Long Run Perspective on Currency Mismatch, Crises and Growth.


Discussion by Enisse Kharroubi

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Anton Korinek: Regulating Capital Flows to Emerging Markets: An Externality View


Discussion by Cédric Tille

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Background material

Martin Brown, Marcel Peter and Simon Wehrmüller: Swiss Franc Lending in Europe

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Local information

Local information

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Local organizer

Simon Wehrmüller (SNB)

CEPR conference manager:

Nadine Clarke