Short selling in financial markets is controversial. It is variously blamed for causing excess volatility and harm to investors. At the height of the corona crisis, several countries banned short selling altogether. At the same time, activist short-sellers continue to unearth fraud among listed companies, including recently at Luckin Coffee. Should short selling be banned? Does it need to be restricted? Or should it be left alone? Watch Professor Magnus Dahlquist and Professor Alexander Ljungqvist present their views joined by a panel of internationally acclaimed experts: Scott Bauguess; John C. Coffee; and Pedro Gurrola-Perez.
The spread of COVID-19 has led many governments to take drastic measures. The lockdown of large parts of society and economic life came as a profound shock to many economic actors, not the least innovative startups and their owners. Watch this moderated discussion led by Per Strömberg (SHoF) in which Olga Beck-Friis (PocketLaw), Staffan Helgesson (Creandum), Natalia Ilmark (Skandia Mutual life Insurance Co.) and Hampus Jakobsson (Climate Investor) discuss the state of venture capital portfolio companies, how the current situation is changing the dynamic of the startup ecosystem and what insights can be drawn to better navigate the winding roads ahead.
The retail banking sector is being transformed as big data is increasingly used to customize and shape retail bamking services. Listen to Professor John Campbell (Harvard University), Martin Flodén (Riksbanken), Shiler Khedri (ING) and Professor Gianluca Violante (Princeton University) in a panel discussion chaired by Professor Karolina Ekholm (Stockholm University and CEPR) on the transformation and how big data is becoming neccessary in monetary policy, financial stability and financial consumer protection. The workshop is brought to you by the CEPR network on household finance and SHoF in collaboration with the Think Forward Initative (TFI) and EIEF.
Watch the Swedish segment of the global Covid-19 webinar organised by the GCGE and ECGI, divided into two panels: Panel 1) Sweden’s policy response to Covid-19 from a medical; epidemiological; economic; and political perspective with Professor Johan Giesecke, Anna Kindberg Batra, Professor Per Krusell moderated by Professor Bo Becker, and Panel 2) Corporate governance and how policies play out for companies with Liv Forhaug (Martin & Servera), Petra Hedengran (Investor AB) and Martin Linder (Swedish Trade Union) moderated by Professor Per Strömberg.
Watch this video in which Professor Bo Becker hosts a session about corporate credit markets and Covid-19 together with special guest Peter Ström from Swedbank, Head of Client Coverage, Large Corporate and Institutions. Tune in to find out more about the current situation, how the pandemic compares to other crises, what happens in current credit markets and what policies could be useful.
Watch this seminar led by Susanne Ackum from Nationalekonomiska Föreningen guested by former and current and leaders of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council together with Professor Karolina Ekholm, former State Secretary, Finansdepartementet and former Deputy Governor, Sweden’s Central Bank. Listen to this video to hear the experts’ comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.