Program overview

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4-day Poster Session

September 11 to September 14
Thanks to 150 submissions, we will have an extensive poster session with 90 posters. In addition to a 2h poster presentation on Tuesday afternoon, all posters will be on display during the four-day conference. A list of all posters is available here.

Satellite Workshop

Tuesday, September 11
On Tuesday from 9am to 5.30pm the Satellite Workshop of the 2012 Latsis Symposium will take place. There will be three parallel tracks. Please note, that participation is only possible with prior registration and is not open to public.

Track Chair: Stefano Battiston (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Modeling Financial Systems
Track Chair: Giorgio Fagiolo (SSSUP, Pisa, Italy)
Agent-Based Models in Economics
Track Chair: Tobias Preis (Univ. Warwick, UK)
Econophysics Colloquium

Latsis Symposium

The Latsis Symposium is open to everyone. However, due to planning purposes registration is required (see on the right). Additionally, there will be live-streaming of the Symposium into lecture hall NO C60, across the street of CAB building.

Day 1:
Behavioral Economics

Wednesday, September 12
8.30 - 9.00 Opening by Frank Schweitzer and welcome address by the President of ETH, Prof. Ralph Eichler
9.00 - 9.45 Daniel Houser, George Mason University, USA
Self-Control and Altruism at Work
9.45 - 10.30 Roberto Weber, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Multiple Equilibria and Economic Theory
Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Arno Riedl, Maastricht University, Netherlands
On the Interaction of Economic Theory and Experimental Economics: Studies on Incomplete Preferences and Partner Choice
11.30 - 12.00 Matthias Sutter, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Experimental Choices and Field Behavior: On Impatience, Saving and Smoking
12.00 - 12.30 Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rethinking Macroeconomics Based on Complexity Theory
14.00 - 14.30 Ryan Murphy, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Simple Stochastic Games: Risk Taking in Strategic Contexts
14.30 - 15.00 Christian Zehnder, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
On the Psychology of Contracts
15.00 - 15.30 Massimo Molinari, University of Trento, Italy
Competition Policy as a Tool for the Macroprudential Regulation of the Banking Sector
Coffee Break
16.00 - 16.45 Jean-Robert Tyran, University of Vienna, Austria
The Economics of Money Illusion
16.45 - 17.30 Lorenz Goette, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The Weave of Social Life: How Community Participation Shapes the Individual

Day 2:
Systemic Risk

Thursday, September 13
9.00 - 9.45 Carsten Detken, Head of Financial Stability Surveillance Division - European Central Bank Frankfurt, Germany
Is Early Warning Against Systemic Risk Feasible? The ECB’s Newly Developed Analytical Support to the European Systemic Risk Board
9.45 - 10.30 Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University, USA
Crisis, Contagion, and the Need for a New Paradigm
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion
Systemic Risk: Are There Lessons To Be Learned?
Apero Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Jean Charles Rochet, Swiss Finance Institute and University of Zurich, Switzerland
Taming Systemically Impostant Financial Institutions
14.45 - 15.30 Rama Cont, Imperial College London, UK
Channels of Contagion: Identifying and Monitoring Systemic Risk in the Financial System
Coffee Break
16.00 - 16.30 Matteo Luciani, ECARES - Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ranking Systemically Important Institutions
16.00 - 16.30 Kimmo Soramäki, Financial Network Analytics, Spain
Identifying Systemically Important Banks in Payment Systems
16.30 - 17.00 Giovanni di Iasio, Bank of Italy, Italy
Contagion in Financial Networks
16.30 - 17.00 Co-Pierre Georg, UC3M & Oxford University, UK
Financial Linkages, Macroprudential Policy, and Systemic Risk
17.00 - 15.30 Vladimir Filiminov, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Quantifying Reflexivity in Financial Markets: Towards Prediction of Flash Crashes
17.00 - 15.30 Andreas Krause, University of Bath, UK
The Role of Interbank Lending in the Prediction of Individual Bank Failures During a Banking Crisis

Day 3:
Economic Networks

Friday, September 14
9.00 - 9.45 Giorgio Fagiolo, SSSUP Pisa, Italy
The International Trade Network: Statistical Properties and Modeling
9.45 - 10.30 Sanjeev Goyal, Cambridge University, UK
Network Resilience
Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Benjamin Tabak, Banco Central do Brasil and UCB, Brasil
Directed Clustering Coefficients as a Measure of Systemics Risk in Complex Banking Networks
11.00 - 11.30 Andrea Tacchella, La Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
A New Metric For the Economic Complexity of Countries and Products
11.30 - 12.00 Xiaobing Feng, Shanghai Jiaotong University, SHIFT, China
Measurement and Internalization of Systemic Risk in a Global Banking Network
11.30 - 12.00 Stefano Battiston, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The Network of Global Corporate Control
12.00 - 12.30 Antonio Scala, CNR-ISC "La Sapienza", IMT Lucca and LIMS London, UK
Mitigating Distress Cascades in Financial Networks
12.00 - 12.30 Martinez Jaramillo Serafin, Banco de Mexico
An Empirical Study of the Mexican Banking System's Network and its Implications for Systemic Risk
14.00 - 14.30 Hamed Amini, Swiss Finance Institute - EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Contagious Defaults in Financial Networks
14.30 - 15.00 Frank Page, Indiana University, USA
Rollover Risk and Endogenous Network Dynamics
15.00 - 15.30 Sam Langfield, Bank of England, UK
Mapping the UK interbank market
Coffee Break
16.00 - 16.45 Fernando Vega-Redondo, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Globalization and social networks
16.45 - 17.30 Pier-Paolo Saviotti, Universität Hohenheim, Germany
Networks of Knowledge

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Keynote Speakers

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Columbia University, USA
Rama Cont
Imperial College London, UK

Carsten Detken
Head of Financial Stability Surveillance Division - European Central Bank Frankfurt, Germany

Lorenz Goette
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Sanjeev Goyal
Cambridge University, UK

Dirk Helbing
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Daniel Houser
George Mason University, USA

Ryan Murphy
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Arno Riedl
Maastricht University, Netherlands

Jean Charles Rochet
Swiss Finance Institute and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Pier-Paolo Saviotti
Pier-Paolo Saviotti, Universität Hohenheim, Germany

Matthias Sutter
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Jean-Robert Tyran
University of Vienna, Austria

Fernando Vega-Redondo
European University Institute, Florence

Roberto Weber
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Christian Zehnder
University of Lausanne, Switzerland


The Symposium, as well as the Workshops take place at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The exact address is:

ETH Zurich, CAB
Universitätsstr. 6
8092 Zurich

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