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Brunel Banking Conference

A key part of the work of the Group is our high-level annual Brunel Banking Conference which features contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities on bank behaviour, asset pricing and financial regulation and underlines the development of Brunel as a centre of research and teaching in banking economics. Through the conferences we are developing a network of interested colleagues across the academic, private and public sectors as well as internationally. Giving the example of the June 2021 conference, it offered a critical overview of regulatory policy, bank risk, bank behaviour and their wider financial and economic consequences.

Underlining the important links that the Group enjoys, as well as the quality of our own research at staff and PhD level, the conference speakers included senior officials from key central banks, namely Michael Straughan of the Bank of England, Maria Nieto of the Bank of Spain and John Fell from the European Central Bank; an expert from the financial services industry, Yael Selfin of KPMG; world-leading academics, that is Professor David Miles of Imperial College, Professor Charles Goodhart of LSE and Professor Thorsten Beck of City University; besides Brunel Professor of Banking and Finance E Philip Davis and Brunel PhD student Yuli Lai.

The conference was organised under four headings; Bank Regulation and Bank Behaviour (Beck, Goodhart and Selfin), Bank Competition and Risk (Straughan and Davis), Bank information and Financial Stability (Fell and Lai) and Bank Risks and Wider Economic Developments (Nieto and Miles). It raised important questions for policymakers and researchers. 

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