FS e-group





The Rubric

The aim of this group is to bring together members of the policy, academic and market communities to present and discuss research and analysis on financial stability and related regulatory issues.  Topics may include: theory and analysis of financial crises, bank failures, financial-market volatility, financial fragility in the household and corporate sectors, macroprudential indicators and financial regulation against systemic risks.

The Group, started in March 2001, has a current membership of 419.

Group Archive

Since Yahoo no longer allow the file archive to include attachments, I have prepared a file with all the emails and attachments from the outset to date. File size is 22 MB. The format is a zipped .DBX file which is the Outlook Express file format. You can use it directly in Outlook Express or import it to Outlook or other email clients. To download click here.

Some kind words from the World Bank:

e-fora for financial economists
Feel the urge in an ideal moment to communicate with like-minded financial economists?  Well, we'll see.  E. Philip Davis (now at Brunel University in London, but especially in cyberspace) has just launched a electronic discussion group on financial stability.  You can enroll and get talking by clicking http://groups.yahoo.com/group/financial_stability.   This is new, so be a trend-setter. (A well-informed discussion has just got under way in the group about how to sort out the Japanese recession/banking crisis).  Of course there are successful predecessors, such as the very active and lively pensions group (run by fellow-Londoner Mike Orszag) which has attracted Nobel laureates to contribute: (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pensions).

A recent summary of membership

This group offers a remarkable opportunity to deliver your research to a very varied range of key institutions and individuals worldwide. My analysis of the membership suggests messages reach experts in around 20 national central banks, 35 universities, 10 research institutes, 5 consultancies, 10 financial institutions, and 10 finance ministries/supervisors as well as the BIS, IMF, World Bank, OECD and ECB. These institutions are based in around 25 countries. There are also a large number of individual memberships, with the current total being 310. Furthermore, I am aware that many members forward interesting messages within their institutions, implying this 310 is an underestimate of effective reach.

Interested? Click here to subscribe to the financial_stability group