Conference on Financial Crises: Transmission and Consequences

Maynooth University Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in association with FMC2 (Financial Mathematics and Computation Research Cluster) are hosting a one-day conference on Financial Crises: Transmission and Consequences on Wednesday, September 24 in Renehan Hall, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.

The event brings together leading international and domestic experts on financial crises, contagion and banking. The full programme of speakers and presentations is shown below. We invite you to join us in Maynooth. Registration is free, but please confirm your attendance by emailing: The conference programme is shown below the fold.


Maynooth University Dept of Economics, Finance and Accounting and FMC2 (Financial Mathematics and Computation Research Cluster) present a one‐day conference on Financial Crises: Transmission & Recovery Wednesday, September 24th 2014 in Renehan Hall Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Programme of Events 9.00am:

Welcome address by Professor Rowena Pecchenino (Dean Faculty Social Sciences, Maynooth University) 9.15 – 10.45 Session 1:

Why do recessions’ severity differ after banking crises? Gerald P. Dwyer (Clemson University and University of Carlos III, Madrid)

Discussant: Peter Dunne (Central Bank of Ireland)

Financial sector linkages and the dynamics of bank and sovereign credit spreads Agatha Murgoci (Copenhagen Business School)

Discussant: Ekaterini Panopoulou (Kent Business School)

10.45 – 11.15

Morning Tea / Coffee 11.15 – 12.45

Session 2:

The emergence of systemically important insurers Mardi Dungey (University Tasmania and University of Cambridge)

Discussant: Gregory Connor (Maynooth University).

Spillover in Euro area sovereign bond markets David Cronin (Central Bank of Ireland)

Discussant: John Devereux (Queens College, CUNY, New York)

12.45 – 1.45

Lunch 2.00 – 4.30pm

Session 3:

A regime switching analysis of contagion from the U.S. subprime mortgage backed securities market Tom Flavin (Maynooth University)

Discussant: Mardi Dungey (University Tasmania and University of Cambridge).

2.45 – 3.00 Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Extreme movements of the main stocks traded in the Eurozone: an analysis by sectors in the 2000’s decade María Dolores Lagoa Varela (University of A Coruña, Spain)

Discussant: Tom O’Connor (Maynooth University)

Identifying safe haven assets for equity investors through an analysis of the stability of shock transmission Ekaterini Panopoulou (Kent Business School)

Discussant: Lucia Morales (Dublin Institute of Technology)

5.00pm Historic Campus Tour