The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) is calling for a submission of research papers in the area of capital markets and their role in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.
A committee of academics and international experts will select the best paper and award the author(s) a €5,000 prize and the opportunity to present the findings at the 2020 ECMI Annual Conference, 4-5 November. This prestigious international event brings together hundreds of policymakers, academics and industry representatives to take stock of recent developments in European capital markets and analyse their long-term implications.
Research papers should cover, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas:
- Impact of COVID-19 crisis on capital markets, in particular the role of market financing in the aftermath of the crisis
- Capital Markets Union as driver of economic recovery and resilience (financing of small, young and innovative companies)
- Operational resilience of market infrastructures (e.g. trade repositories, central counterparties)
- Impact of monetary policies on capital markets, in particular the asset purchase programmes
- Corporate bonds markets (pricing, trading and efficiency)
- Sovereign debt markets (issuance, liquidity provisions, transaction costs, price formation)
- MiFID II (e.g. transparency, liquidity, research coverage, data)
- Asset allocation by retail and institutional investors
- Sustainable Finance (e.g. ESG investment flows and performance)
- Impact of Brexit on European capital markets (e.g. costs of fragmentation, loss of liquidity, equivalence regime)
ECMI encourages the submission of empirical research papers with relevant implications for the European capital markets legislative framework.
Submission deadline: 20th of September.
- Andrei Kirilenko, University of Cambridge (Chair)
- Florencio Lopez de Silanes, SKEMA Business School (Vice Chair)
- Kris Boudt, Ghent University
- Marie Brière, Head of Investor Research Center, AMUNDI and Affiliate Professor, Paris Dauphine University
- Jesper Lau Hansen, University of Copenhagen
- Alistair Milne, Loughborough University