Financial Stability and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted On March 31, 2020

October 19, 2020 – October 23, 2020

This online event will be held on October 19, 21, and 23, 2020. Timing shall be 10:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -04:00) each day.

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General Information

The Center for Financial Innovation and Stability (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (Georgia State University) are organizing a workshop on Financial Stability and the Coronavirus Pandemic. The workshop's goal is to bring together economists, finance and risk management professionals, and regulators to discuss the effect of the pandemic on the financial system and the tools to moderate that impact.

The global economy was hit by major shocks to the financial system originating in the United States' mortgage markets in 2007–09 and from Europe sovereign debt starting in 2009. Central banks and financial supervisors took a variety of actions during and after the crisis to mitigate the damage caused by the financial shock and reduce the risk of future financial shocks. The next major shock to the global economy came from a different direction. In March 2020, the World Health Organization recognized the novel coronavirus COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The virus has been not only been a public health crisis, but it has had a very large negative impact on the global economy. Although the 2020 economic shocks did not start in the financial system, the financial system's response to the economic downturn could amplify some of the economic shocks and mitigate others. This workshop seeks to help inform financial stability policy going forward by improving our understanding in three areas: (a) the crisis-related actions taken during the last set of financial crises, (b) the regulatory measures taken in response to earlier financial crises, and (c) the response of the private and public sectors to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Dates and Times

We had originally planned on hosting this workshop in-person over October 29-30 in Atlanta. However, it has become increasingly apparent that holding an in-person workshop would not be wise. Thus, we restructured this event to be hosted online over three two-hour sessions from 10:25 to 12:30 Eastern Daylight Time on the following dates in 2020:

  • Monday, October 19
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Friday, October 23

Given the new format, the deadline for submission has been pushed back from September 1 to September 15.

Register to Attend the Workshop

This workshop will take place on the Zoom platform and is free to attend, but does require registration. Use the following link to register:

Note that the Zoom details to join this workshop, along with the program, will be emailed to those registered a few days ahead of the event.