October 6-7, 2023
Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

The Ninth Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility

Call for Papers

Liquidity and financial fragility concerns have captured the attention of financial market participants, macroeconomists, and policymakers in recent years. The pandemic featured unprecedented liquidity dry-up and fragility in financial markets, followed by massive policy interventions and inflationary pressures not seen in decades. The collapses of the Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse revealed neglected risks and have forced depositors and investors to rethink some of their decisions. Fifteen years after the global financial crisis, the financial system does not appear to be safer and the need to better understand the sources and consequences of financial fragility remains high.

With this goal, we are resuming the Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Fragility, following the success of the eight editions that took place before the pandemic. The next edition, hosted by the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation (WIFPR), will take place at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) starting on the morning of Friday, October 6, 2023, and ending in the afternoon of Saturday, October 7, 2023. Details of previous conferences can be found on the conference website: https://wifpr.wharton.upenn.edu/wharton-liquidity-conference/

We invite submissions of empirical and theoretical papers in various fields of economics and finance that relate to the broad theme of Liquidity and Financial Fragility. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination failures, self-fulfilling beliefs, and runs
  • Fragility in banks and non-banks institutions
  • Financial frictions and the macroeconomy
  • Liquidity and frictions in financial markets
  • Systemic risk and financial regulation
  • Monetary policy and financial stability
  • Inflation, interest rate risks, and implications on financial fragility
  • Financial institutions, networks, and contagion
  • Sovereign debt crises and their link to the financial sector
  • The impact of crises and fragility on firms’ financing and investment policies
  • Financial Technology (FinTech) and its implications for financial stability
  • Digital currencies and their implications for the monetary system

The organizers of the conference are Vincent Glode (Wharton Finance), Itay Goldstein (Wharton Finance), Guillermo Ordonez (Penn Economics), and Yao Zeng (Wharton Finance).

Please submit your paper online at https://wifpr.wharton.upenn.edu/wharton-liquidity-conference/2023-conference/call-for-papers/. The submission deadline is July 1, 2023. Authors of submitted papers will be notified of program decisions by August 15, 2023. We look forward to receiving your submission and an intellectually exciting event.