7th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets

When:17 September 2020
  - 18 September 2020

7th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets:

Quantitative Easing (QE) and its Unwinding, Currency Markets, and Trade


The conference is hosted by the Bank of England and co-organized by NYU Stern - Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFEUniversity of Michigan - Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, Imperial College, Bank of Canada, Deutsche Bundesbank, and European Central Bank

Many central banks in both industrialized countries and emerging markets responded to the financial crisis of 2008 and the accompanying global recession by adopting various forms of quantitative easing e.g., by buying massive amounts of bonds and other securities from market participants in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately foster economic growth. 

More than a decade later, some central banks are in the process of unwinding at least some of these policies; many others, however, have signaled their willingness to maintain QE facilities in place indefinitely, as they are faced with increasing global economic and financial instability, such as volatile currency markets, rising trade frictions among countries, and increasing indebtedness of the private and public sector. This policy choice raises the question of whether unconventional QE will become the "new normal" and so will its effects (and potential distortions) on both Wall Street and Main Street. 


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Scientific Committee: 

Andrea Buraschi, Imperial College 

Antonio Diez de los Rios, Bank of Canada 

Michael Fleming, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

Iryna Kaminska, Bank of England 

Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank 

Emanuel Moench, Deutsche Bundesbank 

Paolo Pasquariello, University of Michigan 

Loriana Pelizzon, Leibniz Institute SAFE, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Stern School of Business, New York University 

Jun Uno, Waseda University 

Toshinao Yoshiba, Bank of Japan and Tokyo Metropolitan University