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2014 (entire year)

30/03/2015 8th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide
Sponsored By: Universität St Gallen,Universität Zurich,Review of Finance,ETH Zürich
Organizers: Franklin Allen, Arnoud W A Boot, Martin Brown, Hans Degryse, Giovanni DellAriccia, Andrew Ellul, Hans Gersbach, Vasso Ioannidou, Charles Kahn, Steven Ongena, José Luis Peydró, Jean-Charles Rochet, Gregory Udell, Vikrant Vig and Lucy White
The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.

Please email your paper to mentioning in the subject line "Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation" by November 1, 2014. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by December 6, 2014.

There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.

Further information:

The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 30th) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (April 1st) before noon. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon and leave Wednesday afternoon. There will be around twelve papers and discussions, leaving ample time for reflection and outdoor activities.

The Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen will cover the accommodation costs and meals during the conference. The submission fee for the Review of Finance will be waived for all conference papers submitted to the Review within six months after the conference takes place.

Programme Committee:

Franklin Allen (University of Pennsylvania, NBER & CEPR)
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven, Tilburg University & CEPR)
Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF & CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University)
Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich & CEPR)
José-Louis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CEPR)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich & CEPR)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School)
Lucy White (Harvard Business School and CEPR)

Organising Committee:

Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich & CEPR)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich & CEPR)

The conference website:

Details about the sponsors:
• University of Zurich:
• University of St. Gallen: http://
• ETH Zurich:
• Review of Finance:

A Short History of the Conference: Liam Brunt and Lucy White chaired the first edition of this Conference in Hotel Suisse in Champery, Switzerland, home of the daunting "Le Pas de Chavanette", also known as the "Mur Suisse" or the "Swiss Wall". Later editions were organised and administered by Martin Brown, Hans Degryse and/or Steven Ongena in the Conference Center of the Swiss National Bank in Hasliberg and in the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lenzerheide. Both snow and sun were always plentiful.

Another Conference of Possible Interest is the European Winter Finance Summit organised by the Universities of Zurich and Vienna (