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The Sydney Banking and Financial Stability conference 2017

Introducing the Sydney Banking and Financial Stability conference organised by the Discipline of Finance and the University of Sydney Business School, Australia. The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. The University of Sydney Business School is one of the larger faculties in the University and is represented by a rich diversity of cultures in the 340 staff and 7000 students in the community.

The SBC aims to bring together international academics, policy makers and industry professionals and provide them with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interests in banking and finance. The Conference Committee would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate.

View the 2016 conference here

Event details

Date: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Friday location: Lecture Theatre 1040
Business School Abercrombie Building (H70)
Darlington Campus

Saturday location: Lecture Theatre 1050
Business School Abercrombie Building (H70)
Darlington Campus

Registrations are now closed.

Keynote addresses

Title Presenter Affiliation

Spillovers of Macroprudential Policies

Steven Ongena

Professor of Banking, University of Zurich

Policy Panel Discussion: The Future of Banking Regulation

Chair & Moderator: Associate Professor Eliza Wu, University of Sydney Business School
Dr Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland), Dr Frank Packer (Bank for International Settlements) &
Mr. Aidan O’Shaughnessy (Australian Bankers’ Association)

Presenters and paper titles

Title Presenter Affiliation
Sharing the Pain? Credit Supply and Real Effects of Bank Bail-ins PDF Thorsten Beck Cass Business School
Geopolitics and International Bank Flows PDF Phong Ngo Australian National University
The Impact of Risk-based Capital Rules on Income Inequality Iftekhar Hasan Fordham University, University of Sydney Business School and Bank of Finland
Where are the Large Banks? Stress Tests and Small Business Lending PDF Kristle Cortes University of New South Wales Business School
Presidential Power and Shareholder Wealth Nadia Massoud University of Melbourne Business School
Commercial Bank Failures During The Great Recession: The Real (Estate) Story PDF Adonis Antoniades National University of Singapore
External Financing of Last Resort? Bank Lines of Credit as a Source of Long-term Finance PDF Ron Masulis University of New South Wales Business School
Personal Trading by Brokers, Analysts and Fund Managers PDF Joakim Westerholm University of Sydney Business School
Consumer marketplace lending in Australia: credit scores and loan funding success PDF Andrew Grant University of Sydney Business School
On the International Effects of Country-Specific Financial Sector Bailouts Matthew Greenwood-Nimmo University of Melbourne
Off-balance Sheet Securitization, Bank Lending and Corporate Innovation PDF Zhaoxia Xu University of New South Wales Business School

Discussants

Name Affiliation
Nadia Massoud - Professor of Finance, Ian Potter Chair in Finance University of Melbourne Business School
Buhui Qiu - Senior Lecturer University of Sydney Business School
Harald Scheule - Associate Professor of Finance University of Technology Sydney
Kristle Cortes - Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales Business School
DuckKi Cho – Lecturer in Finance University of Sydney Business School
Thorsten Beck – Professor of Banking and Finance Cass Business School London
Adonis Antoniades - Assistant Professor of Finance National University of Singapore
Martien Lubberink - Associate Professor Victoria University of Wellington
Iftekhar Hasan - Professor of Finance Fordham University, University of Sydney Business School and Bank of Finland
Stephen Kirchner Australian Financial Marketes Association
Joakim Westerholm - Associate Professor University of Sydney Business School

Conference Co-chairs

  • Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School
  • Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University, Bank of Finland & University of Sydney Business School
  • Suk-Joong Kim, University of Sydney Business School
  • Eliza Wu, University of Sydney Business School

Conference Program

Friday 1st December

Time Event

8:00 - 8:30

Registration and welcome with refreshments

8:30 - 8:45

Professor Suk-Joong Kim, Chair of the Discipline of Finance, University of Sydney Business School

Professor Gregory Whitwell, University of Sydney Business School
Conference Opening and Dean’s Welcome

8:45 - 9:30

Chair: Mr Chris Whitehead, FINSIA

Presenter: Professor Ron Masulis, UNSW Business School
External Financing of Last Resort? Bank Lines of Credit as a Source of Long-term Finance PDF

Discussant: Professor Nadia Massoud, Melbourne Business School

9:30 - 10:15

Chair: Dr Stephen Kirchner, Australian Financial Markets Association

Presenter: Professor Nadia Massoud, Melbourne Business School
Presidential Power and Shareholder Wealth

Discussant: Dr Buhui Qiu, University of Sydney Business School

10:15 - 10:45

Morning refreshments

10:45 - 11:30

Chair: Dr Jonathan Kearns, Reserve Bank of Australia

Presenter: Dr Adonis Antoniades, National University of Singapore
Commercial Bank Failures During The Great Recession: The Real (Estate) Story PDF

Discussant: Associate Professor Harald Scheule, UTS Business School

11:30 - 12:30

Chair: Professor Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University; University of Sydney Business School & Bank of Finland

Keynote address: Professor Steven Ongena, Professor of Banking, University of Zurich
Spillovers of Macroprudential Policies

12:30 - 1:30

Luncheon

1:30 - 2:30

Chair & Moderator: Associate Professor Eliza Wu, University of Sydney Business School

Policy Panel Discussion: The Future of Banking Regulation

Dr Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland), Dr Frank Packer (Bank for International Settlements) &
Mr. Aidan O’Shaughnessy (Australian Bankers’ Association)

2:30 - 3:15

Chair: Professor Steven Ongena, University of Zurich

Presenter: Dr Andrew Grant, University of Sydney
Consumer marketplace lending in Australia: credit scores and loan funding success PDF

Discussant: Dr Kristle Cortes, University of New South Wales

3:15 - 3:45

Afternoon refreshments

3:45 - 4:30

Chair: Dr John Laker AO, The Banking and Finance Oath

Presenter: Professor Thorsten Beck, Professor of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School
Sharing the Pain? Credit Supply and Real Effects of Bank Bail-ins PDF

Discussant: Dr Duckki Cho, University of Sydney

4:30 - 5:15

Chair: Professor Susan Thorp, University of Sydney Business School

Presenter: Dr Kristle Cortes, UNSW Business School
Where are the Large Banks? Stress Tests and Small Business Lending PDF

Discussant: Professor Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School

5:15 - 6:00

Chair: Professor Stephen Satchell, Cambridge University & University of Sydney Business School

Presenter: Dr Zhaoxia Xu, UNSW Business School
Off-balance Sheet Securitization, Bank Lending and Corporate Innovation PDF

Discussant: Professor Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University; Bank of Finland & University of Sydney Business School

Saturday 2nd December

Time Event

9:00 - 9:45

Chair: Associate Professor Maurice Peat, University of Sydney Business School

Presenter: Dr Matthew Greenwood-Nimmo, University of Melbourne
On the International Effects of Country-Specific Financial Sector Bailouts

Discussant: Dr Stephen Kirchner, Australian Financial Markets Association

9:45 - 10:30

Chair: Professor Nadia Massoud, Melbourne Business School

Presenter: Associate Professor Joakim Westerholm, University of Sydney Business School
Personal Trading by Brokers, Analysts and Fund Managers PDF

Discussant: Associate Professor Martien Lubberink, Victoria University of Wellington

10:30 - 11:00

Morning refreshments

11:00 - 11:45

Chair: Professor Doug Foster, University of Sydney Business School

Presenter: Dr Phong Ngo, Australian National University
Geopolitics and International Bank Flows PDF

Discussant: Dr Adonis Antoniades, National University of Singapore

11:45 - 12:30

Chair: Associate Professor Harald Scheule, UTS Business School

Presenter: Professor Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University; Bank of Finland & University of Sydney Business School
The Impact of Risk-based Capital Rules on Income Inequality: Global Evidence

Discussant: Associate Professor Joakim Westerholm, University of Sydney Business School

12:30 - 12:40

Closing remarks

12:40 - 2:00

Luncheon