First International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets

When:04 June 2014
  - 05 June 2014

Center for Financial Research at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), Center on Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) at Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany) and NYU Stern Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions (New York, US) are co-sponsors of three conferences to be held respectively in Tokyo, Frankfurt am Main, and New York in the next two years.

The objective of these three conferences is to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers working in the area of sovereign bond markets. The participation of speakers such as prominent academics, industry experts as well as senior officials/researchers from the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve will provide an opportunity for participants engaged in research, investment/trading and policy-making at the forefront of this area to discuss both the causes and implications of recent events in sovereign bond markets and may, in turn, suggest fruitful directions for future research. The three Conferences are organised under the auspices of the CREDIT Network (Venice, Italy) and SYRTO project and would be dedicated to various aspects of sovereign bond markets.

A key motivation for the three conferences is to address the effects of recent non-standard central bank policy measures, such as government bond purchases and large liquidity injections, on sovereign risk and sovereign bond markets, especially given that these measures would ultimately have to be unwound.

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