The First International Moscow Finance Conference
On November 18-19, 2011 the Higher School of Economics (HSE) hosted the First International Moscow Finance Conference, organized by the International Laboratory in Financial Economics (LFE) and ICEF.
The Conference consisted of six sessions, and the participants were experts in financial economics from the HSE, NES and foreign universities: LSE (Mikhail Chernov), University of North Carolina (Diego Garcia), Oxford University (Dimitrios Tsomokos), University of Belgrade (Branko Urosevic) and others.
As part of the conference, public lectures were given by two of the world's leading economists, professor Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam) on 'Banking at the Crossroads: How to deal with Marketability and Complexity?' and professor Juliy Sannikov (Princeton University) on 'Macroeconomics with Financial Frictions: Endogenous Risk, Instability and Nonlinearities'.
The sessions were attended by researchers, teachers and students from Russian and foreign universities, representatives of banks and the State Duma of the Russian Federation, all of whom were united by an interest in financial economics.
On November 18th, the participants of the conference were invited to attend a reception to celebrate the opening of the First International Moscow Finance Conference, where they had the opportunity to meet in a less formal atmosphere, exchange opinions and ideas and discuss future prospects for of the Conference.
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