2014 IES Economic Meeting

Call for Papers

INFER Workshop on


September 26, 2014

Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)




Selected papers


Financial Stress Indexes and Financial Crises


Jakob de Haan (De Nederlandsche Bank, University Groningen), Robert Vermeulen (De Nederlandsche Bank), Marco Hoeberichts (De Nederlandsche Bank), Bořek Vašíček (Czech National Bank), Dana Hájková (Czech National Bank), Kateřina Šmídková (Czech National Bank)


      Discussant: Koen Schoors


A “de Soto Effect” in Industry? Evidence from the Russian Federation


Koen Schoors (Ghent University)


      Discussant: Zuzana Fungáčová


Après, le deluge? Policies, Institutions, and Bank Profitability after the Global Financial Crisis


Christopher Hartwell (Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw)


      Discussant: Roman Horváth


Does Bank Liquidity Creation Contribute to Economic Growth?


Laurent Weill (EM Strasbourg Business School), Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University), Zuzana Fungáčová (Bank of Finland Institute 
for Economies in Transition)


      Discussant: Adrian Babin


The Transmission of Bank Funding to Corporate Loans: Deleveraging and Industry Specific Access to Loans in Germany


Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University), Philipp Schreiber (Mannheim University), 
Martin Siddiqui (Zeppelin University)


      Discussant: Jakob de Haan


Monetary Conditions and Banks´ Behavior in the Czech Republic


Petr Jakubík (EIOPA and IES, Charles University), Adam Geršl (Joint Vienna Institute and IES, Charles University), Dorota Kowalczyk (CERGE-EI), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich), José-Luis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu-Fabra)


      Discussant: Monika Bucher


Frictions in the Interbank Market and Uncertain Liquidity Needs: Implications for Monetary Policy Implementation


Monika Bucher (University of Düsseldorf), Achim Hauck (University of Portsmouth, 
Ulrike Neyer (University of Düsseldorf)


      Discussant: Petr Jakubík


Securitization, Financial Stability and Macroeconomy: Evidence from an international panel


Di Gong (Tilburg University), Ata Can Bertay (Tilburg University)


      Discussant: Christopher Hartwell


Home-host banking issues and financial stability: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe


Adrian Babin (European Investment Bank and IES, Charles University)


      Discussant: Di Gong


Non-Performing Loans: What Matters in Addition to the Economic Cycle?


Petr Jakubík (EIOPA and IES, Charles University), Roland Beck (European Central Bank), Annamaria Piloiu (Goethe University)


      Discussant: Jarko Fidrmuc



Workshop organized by


INFER (International Network for Economic Research)


Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University in Prague


Workshop Objectives

We invite researchers to submit papers falling in this broadly defined area. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Financial stability
  • The banking market structure
  • Institutions and banking behavior
  • The role of banks in the monetary policy transmission 



The workshop is jointly organized by INFER (International Network for Economic Research) and IES (Institute of Economic Studies), Charles University in Prague.


INFER is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences.

Website: www.infer-research.net


IES (the Institute of Economic Studies), Charles University in Prague offers university education in economics, finance, banking, European economic integration and economic policy at all levels. Soon after its establishment in 1993, the IES became one of the Czech Republic’s most prestigious economic teaching and research centres. The IES is unique in its international character and in the number of leading Czech economists and policy-makers who teach in the Institute.

Website: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/


Submission of Papers

Only full papers may be submitted, preferably in pdf-format. Papers must be in English and must include a cover page with the following information:

  • An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 keywords
  • The authors’ full name, affiliation
  • Contact details for the corresponding author, such as address, phone and e-mail
  • A statement of interest in publication in a special issue of Open Economies Review

Papers should be submitted electronically, to the workshop organizers at: ies.econ.meeting@gmail.com 

The deadline for paper submission is: June 15, 2014.

Authors are allowed to submit more than one paper. Authors will be notified whether their paper is accepted for presentation at the workshop no later than June 30, 2014.

Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made in late August 2014.


Publication of papers

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Open Economies Review under the guest-editorship of Roman Horvath (Charles University) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg). It is necessary to indicate whether you wish to have your paper considered for the special issue.


Registration and Registration Fee

The registration fee for participants will be:

  • 60 EUR: INFER members
  • 90 EUR: other participants

Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (the institutional INFER members fee is 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!

The registration fee includes all lunches, drinks and the workshop dinner. It doesn’t include travel and accommodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a form of registration.

Please register and pay the registration fee on the INFER website (www.infer-research.net). Payment can be done via PayPal on the website. Note that you can use the same website to become an INFER member. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Deadline for registration and payment is July 31, 2014.

In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50 %.


Location and travelling

The workshop will take place at the following address:

Opletalova 26, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague 1, 
0 00, the Czech Republic

Prague (Praha) is the capital and largest city of the CzechRepublic. It is the fourteenth largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the River Vltava, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is served by Václav Havel Airport, the biggest airport in the Czech Republic and one of the busiest in Europe. It is the hub of the flag carrier, Czech Airlines, as well as of the low-cost airlines Smart Wings and Wizzair operating throughout Europe. The railway system links Prague with major European cities, including Munich (Germany); Berlin (Germany); Vienna (Austria); Warsaw (Poland); Budapest (Hungary); Copenhagen (Denmark); Zürich (Switzerland); Moscow (Russia) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (all of which can be reached without transfers). Travel times range between 4.5 hours to Berlin and approximately 8 hours to Warsaw.



  • Camelia TURCU (INFER and Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orléans, Faculté de Droit Economie et Gestion, Université d'Orléans)
  • Roman HORVATH (Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, CharlesUniversity, Prague)

 Questions about the workshop may be directed to the local organizers through: ies.econ.meeting@gmail.com




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