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First FinMap Policy Clinic 2016 - 3rd June 2016, University Leuven, Belgium

The conference topics relate to the understanding of the complex relationships between financial distortions and macroeconomic performance elements of a new paradigm that takes into account political dysfunctionality and instability of financial markets, the linkages between financial markets and real economic activity as well as the consequences of financial friction for the conduct of monetary policy and appropriate reactions of supervisory authorities to prevent financial distress.

3 June 2016 - 3 June 2016

The policy clinic will present policy-related output of the project in an accessible non-technical format, and is addressed to policy-makers, administrators, scientists and other interested persons. The workshop will be jointly organized by the FinMap partners: the University of Kiel (Germany), Centre for European Economic Research (Mannheim, Germany), Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (Spain), Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy), London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom), Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Republic.

Amongst the speakers and panelists are Yuemei Ji (London School of Economics and Political Science), Stefan Reitz (University of Kiel), Werner Roeger (European Commission), Eddie Gerba (London School of Economics and Political Science), Simone Alfarano (Universitat Jaume I de Castellón), Romain Baeriswyl (Swiss National Bank), Mauro Gallegati (Polytechnic University of Marche), Jesper Riedler (Centre for European Economic Research), P. Rovira Kaltwasser (Central Bank of Luxembourg), Paul de Grauwe (London School of Economics and Political Science), Stefan Kooths (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Mario Pianta (Università di Urbino) and Herman von Rompuy (former President of the European Council).

Participation is free of charge but restricted on confirmed registration. If you would like to participate as a guest, you can register with Maren Brechtefeld until 25 May 2016 via email As the room capacity is limited, early registration is recommended. We will inform you in due time about your acceptance. On-site registrations at the venue are not possible.

In case of questions, please visit our webpage: or write an email to the team at Kiel University.


Financial Distortions and Macroeconomic Performance: Expectations, Constraints and Interaction of Agents