The first ICOFEP – International Conference on Finance and Economic Policy Conference, organized by the Faculty of Economics was held on 27th to 28th April 2017 at the Poznań University of Economics. The leading topic of this inaugural edition wasSecurity of financial systems and economic policies in Europe and USA.
The aims of the conference were to discuss challenges which financial systems worldwide have to face and changes occurring within these systems and in their environment, the ways in which security of the American and European security financial systems and economic policies could be secured and to share knowledge and expertise in the wide areas of financial and monetary systems, financial supervision, regulation and interactions between financial systems and real economy.
Key note speakers were Anthony Saunders, John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business, and Jerzy Pruski, PhD, Deputy CEO of Getin Noble Bank and Vice-Chair of the Association of Polish Economists. Prof. Saunders delivered the lecture „ Mind the gap: the difference between European and US loan rates” and Mr Pruski – Financial safety net in the EU – where we are heading at”.Among notable guests were also prof. Malcolm Sawyer of Leeds University, prof. Ryszard Kokoszczyński of Warsaw University and National Bank of Poland and prof. Grzegorz Gołebiowski of the Bureau of Resarch, Chancellery of Sejm.
This conference had two days of concentrated presentations and lively discussion of nearly 40 papers. Almost 80 participants from several countries discussed various theoretical and empirical issues connected with the main topic of ICOFEP.
During the conefrence Prize for the Best Paper was also awarded. The winners were Phillip Kirchner and Benjamin Schwanebeck, University of Kassel, for the paper Optimal Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Face of Shadow Banking.
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