The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the Department of Finance organize a joint seminar series since 2019. The ESM is the permanent stability mechanism of the euro area and provides, where needed, financial assistance to euro area Member States. The ESM and the Department of Finance have developed many shared topics of interest in the field of macro-finance and financial economics. The goal of this seminar series is to invite prominent researchers in those fields to present their work in Luxembourg and to meet local researchers. The seminars are held over lunchtime and are open to the public. The location alternates between the ESM and the Department of Finance.

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Next Seminar


Our next speaker Steven Ongena (University of Zurich) on Tuesday 7th June 2022. Steven Ongena is a professor of banking in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute, a research professor at KU Leuven, a research professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Business School, and a research fellow in financial economics of CEPR



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