Financial Volatility, Macroprudential Regulation and Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The purpose of the conference is to present the research documents prepared during the project Volatility, Macroprudential Regulation and Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries and to discuss their implications for financial policies (especially macroprudential regulation) for sub-Saharan Africa.

This research project intended to gain a better understanding of the aforementioned issues in relation to financial volatility, macroprudential regulation and economic growth in low-income countries has been conducted over the past two years by the University of Manchester, in association with the Centre for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI) and the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI). The project, which is being led by Professor Pierre-Richard Agénor, has been supported by two major institutions in the United Kingdom: the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID). The members of the project are part of an eminent group of researchers which includes Professor Patrick Guillaumont (FERDI) and Dr. Patrick Plane (Director of Research at CNRS-CERDI). The other members of the project represent a number of other institutions, including the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).

Training activities, 8 November

Prior to the conference, two training activities open to all participants will be held on November, 8. The first activity, entitled Financial Stability, Macroprudential Policy and Monetary Policy: Current Issues and Debates, will be led by Professor Agénor. The second activity, Methods of Analysing the Impact of Macroprudential Policies on Financial Stability and Economic Growth, will be led by Dr. Neanidis and a team from FERDI.

Registration and information

The conference will take place in Dakar, Senegal, on 9 November 2016 in the COFEB office. Participants will be required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. A list of accredited hotels is available upon request.

To register for the conference and/or training activities, and for all other information, please contact Vincent Nossek, FERDI, at vincent.nossek@ferdi.fr as soon as possible. The closing date for registration is 15 October 2016. No registration requests will be accepted after this date.