THE COVID-19 FINANCIAL CRISIS: FIRMS' FUNDING DIFFICULTIES AND CENTRAL BANK POLICIES

Webinar with HEC Paris Associate Professors,
Jean Edouard Colliard & Guillaume Vuillemey

Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 pm (CET)

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We would like to invite you to the latest webinar* in our HEC Paris Insights series, designed to support you and your teams through the next few weeks of lockdown and uncertainty and to help you prepare for a new normal.


With half of mankind under lockdown, the Covid-19 crisis represents an unprecedented shock for both global demand and global supply, which is putting huge pressure on firms, both large and small.

The aim of this webinar is to explore the financial challenges faced by firms during this crisis, and to what extent the extraordinary policies implemented by central banks and regulatory authorities may help to alleviate them.

The webinar will present a brief overview of recent events and regulatory interventions, contextualize them using important economic and financial concepts, and discuss the similarities and differences between the current crisis and the financial crisis of 2008-2012.



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Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM (CET)
Professors: Jean Edouard Colliard & Guillaume Vuillemey





Jean-Edouard Colliard obtained a PhD in 2012 from the Paris School of Economics and is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm). Before joining HEC, Jean-Edouard worked for two years as an economist in the Research department of the European Central Bank.

His main research areas are the regulation of financial institutions and the microstructure of financial markets, including topics such as financial transactions taxes, over-the counter markets, bank capital requirements, or the European Banking Union. Jean-Edouard's research has been published in leading finance and managmeent journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance, and Management Science. He teaches courses on Financial Regulation for students of the "Majeure Finance", the MSc in International Finance, and the Executive MSc in Finance.

Jean-Edouard received the "Young Researcher in Economics" Award of Foundation Banque de France in 2017, the Eurofidai-BEDOFIH Data Award 2017, the "Young Researcher Award" 2015 of AMF (the French Securities Markets Authority),  and the 1st SUERF/Unicredit & Universities Foundation Research Prize 2013.

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Guillaume Vuillemey obtained a Ph.D. in economics at Sciences Po (Paris) in 2015, after a master degree in economics from Sciences Po and the Ecole Polytechnique. His main research interests include derivatives markets, the functioning and regulation of banks and financial markets, as well as risk management.

He has published a paper in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2015 (joint with Darrell Duffie and Martin Scheicher) on the central clearing of derivatives. His previous work provided the first description of the structure of credit default swaps (CDS) markets.

Guillaume Vuillemey has been a visiting researcher at several foreign institutions, including the European Central Bank and Harvard University. He has also worked as an economist for the Banque de France. He is also an affiliated researcher to the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) Chair in systemic risk.

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