Over 20 international experts on financial economics were meeting last Friday at the UCEIF-Foundation headquarters in Santander to discuss in a workshop about the new perspectives on financial regulation after the crisis. Several papers were submitted to the event with a particular focus on a special issue of Journal of Economic Policy Reform.
This event has been organised by the Santander Financial Institute that has the support of Santander Banks and its research project, Global Banks Project, in collaboration with the Scientific Association in Economy and Business Management.
The workshop was welcomed by Myriam García Olalla, Philip Molyneux and Judith Clifton as members of the evaluation committee, emphasizing that these initiatives are a step forward towards promoting relations and intercourse among experts from different disciplines of banking and finance.
Among the speakers, we should emphasise the presence of Philip Molyneux, main researcher for this project, Claudio Zara, Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Bocconi and Francisco Rodríguez-Fernández, professor of Economics at the University of Granada. In the case of Claudio, he gave an interesting lecture on whether business diversification is or not positive for banking stability.
The workshop ended with a few remarks of Judith Clifton, Editor in Chief of Journal of Economic Policy Reform, on publications plans about the special issue.