2017 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics

Date of Appearance: 
Mar 15, 2017
Conference Dates: 
Jun 28, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
Deadline for paper submissions: 
Mar 31, 2017
Deadline for participant registration: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

RiskLab, Bank of Finland and European Systemic Risk Board
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Location of Conference

Rauhankatu 19
00170 Helsinki

2017 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics

28-30 June 2017

Bank of Finland
Auditorium, Rauhankatu 19, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki, Finland



Recent waves of financial instability have sparked an acute interest in analytics for systemic risk measurement. This conference brings together most recent advances on computational tools for systemic risk identification and assessment. The scope of models and techniques includes systemic risk and early-warning indicators, network and contagion analysis, macro stress-testing, as well as measures of coinciding systemic stress and systemically important financial institutions. The aim of the conference is to also adopt methods and techniques from other disciplines, such as computer science, biology and physics, that use computer-intensive approaches, novel data sources, visual representations or interactive interfaces, among others.


The themes of the conference cover policy and practitioner-oriented research related to systemic risk measurement. We solicit contributions covering a broad range of techniques related to systemic risk analytics, particularly related to (but not limited to) the following three themes:

  • Implications of the zero interest-rate environment on systemic risk
  • Mapping systemic risk analytics to macroprudential policy and regulation
  • Risks and opportunities stemming from disruptive innovations in financial technology (FinTech)

Submission instructions

We welcome original manuscripts that have not yet been published in peer-reviewed journals. Submitted manuscripts may be part of a working paper series. The papers should be emailed by March 31, 2017 with the subject line “Submission – SRA2017″ to the following address: rmsihteerit@bof.fi. We will send acceptance decisions to authors by mid-May 2017.

Special issues

Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers to a post-conference special issue. The journal will be announced later.

Program and venue

The conference will take place on June 29-30, 2017 in the premises of the Bank of Finland. The conference is single track with keynotes and poster sessions, as well as a pre-conference workshop on June 28 at Arcada. The conference is accompanied with a social event for speakers on June 29 that takes place at Bank of Finland’s villa.



Organizing committee
Tuomas Peltonen (European Systemic Risk Board)
Peter Sarlin (RiskLab at Arcada & Hanken School of Economics)
Katja Taipalus (Bank of Finland)

Program committee
Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich)
Kaj-Mikael Björk (RiskLab at Arcada)
Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)
Mark Flood (Office of Financial Research at US Treasury)
Prasanna Gai (The University of Auckland)
Co-Pierre Georg (Bundesbank & University of Cape Town)
Iman van Lelyveld (DNB & Free University Amsterdam)
Ross Levine (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)
Camelia Minoiu (IMF and Wharton School at UPenn)
José-Luis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Jouko Vilmunen (Bank of Finland)

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