INFER Workshops

The Credit Crunch: Financial Regulation and Monetary Policy under Market (In)efficiencies

From: 2009-06-12 to: 2009-06-14
Place: Kingston University

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Workshop objectives and topics
This INFER workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in the general causes and consequences of the credit crunch with a specific emphasis on financial regulation, monetary policy and market (in)efficiencies. It is an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners alike who are interested in theoretical aspects as well as in practical issues. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and practical papers. A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in a Special Issue of the “International Journal of Economic Issues” and possibly in an INFER volume after the workshop.
This workshop is a joint workshop organised by the “Bounded Rationality in Economics and Finance” and the “Monetary Economics” working groups. For more information on these working groups please visit

Topics to be discussed during the workshop might include (but are not limited to)
• Global financial integration
• Financial market (in)efficiencies
• Behavioural finance
• Financial regulation and supervision
• Interactions between (collapsing) financial markets and monetary policy
• Monetary transmission channels
• Monetary policy

Keynote Speaker
• Andrew Hughes Hallett (George Mason University, USA)

Additional information
The University is based in Kingston-upon-Thames, a busy riverside town on the western borders of London and Surrey. It is close to Heathrow airport and can easily be reached via public transport. The University has four campuses and this workshop will take place on Penrhyn Road campus. The University has roots going back over 100 years.
Kingston is well served with open spaces, such as Canbury Gardens on the River Thames, Queens Promenade, War Memorial Gardens, Fishponds and over eight recreation grounds. Nearby are three Royal Parks, numerous historic houses and gardens. For more information, please visit the Kingston Tourist Information Centre. From the University it is only 25min to Central London. For travel directions, please visit the University’s direction page.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:
• INFER private members: 60 EUR,
• institutional INFER members: 60 EUR,
• non-members: 120 EUR.
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!
Participants who register later than
1 June
are subject to a late registration fee:
• INFER private members: 90 EUR,
• institutional INFER members: 90 EUR,
• non-members: 180 EUR.

The workshop will be held at the School of Economics, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2EE, UK More information about the School can be found at

Further Information
The workshop website at will provide updated information concerning registration details and accommodation facilities, etc.
Questions may be directed to the workshop organizers:
• Christian Richter
• Willem Spanjers
• Wei Pang


Hotel Accommodation

The workshop is taking place in Kingston-upon-Thames which is about 30min away from London City Centre. So we would recommend a hotel in Kingston.

The easiest way is to book a hotel online. We are co-operating with This webpage offers a 10% cash back for Hotel Bookings done with their webpage for workshop participants. You can find further information on This service is free and INFER does not receive anything from. It is a service by

If you would like to book your hotel via this service, we would recommend the following: From their home page please type in "London". Given that London has quite a few hotels, you may want to narrow down your search  by typing in "Kingston" in the box "Hotel Name Contains". You will then be given some hotels in Kingston.

Alternatively, you can check some hotels directly such as

Of course, you can also check these hotels in by typing in the name in the box mentioned above.

We are looking forward meeting you in Kingston.


Final Programme

Rooms: John Galsworthy Building (JG), Penrhyn Road, 1006, 1007, 1009 (Computer lab). All Rooms are on the first floor.

Saturday, 13th June

9.00am - 9.45am


9.45am - 10.00am

Welcome Address by Vince Daly (Head of School) and Christian Richter (Chair of INFER)

10.00am - 11.30am

John Ryan (Hult International Business School and CEPA) - The Greenspan Federal Reserve Role in the Financial Crisis

Discussant: Ulrich van Suntum

Ulrich van Suntum (University of Muenster) - How to Dispose off the Balance Scrap - A lesson from German Bank History

Discussant: John Ryan

11.30am - 11.45am

Coffee Break

11.45am - 1.15pm

Tomasz Wieladeck (Graduate Institute of International Studies) - How does Equity Market Deregulation affect the Transmission of Monetary Policy

Discussant: Adam Koronowski

Adam Koronowski - Money for Nothin'

Discussant: Tomasz Wieladeck

1.15pm - 2.30pm


2.30pm - 4pm

Keynote Address: Andrew Hughes Hallett (George Mason University) - Financial Instability Prevention

4pm - 4.15pm

Coffee Break

4.15pm - 5.45pm

Vina Theodorakopoulou (Kingston University) - Consumer Debt Decisions: The Role of Ambiguity

Discussant: Wei Pang

Willem Spanjers (Kingston University) - Liquidity, Crises and Ambiguity in Asset Returns

Discussant: Vina Theodorakopoulou


Dinner (for those who have booked it, location will be announced during the workshop)


Sunday, 14th June

10.30am - 12noon

Roman Kozhan (University of Warwick) - Arbitrage Opportunity: a Blessing or a Curse

Discussant: Christian Richter

Victoria Dobrinskaya - The Implications of the Asymmetric Price Rigidity for the Monetary Policy in an open Economy and across Country Evidence

Discussant: tba

12noon - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 3pm

Peiyi Yu (University of East London) -   Lessons from the Collapse in Hybrid Bank Capital Securities

Discussant: Chun-Chou Wu

Chun-Chou Wu (National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology) - The Euro’s Impacts on the Smooth Transition Dynamics of Stock Market Volatilities

Discussant: Peiyi Yu




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