On the 6th July 2017, Bruegel hosted a Round Table titled Is There a Way Out of Non-Performing Loans in Europe? This event was jointly organised with European Economy – Banks Regulation and the Real Sector and SWP-Berlin.
Panellists discussed the pros and cons of the foremost proposals put forward by several institutions and scholars on how to reduce the weight of impaired assets in banks’ balance sheet. The European- and national regulatory authorities are concerned about the repercussions of the growing impaired assets and their consequences on financial stability in the near future. The issue of European Economy – Banks, Regulation, and the Real Sector (issue 2017.1), that was launched on this occasion, presents the main exit strategies from non-performing loans on the table and discusses their viability.
12:30 – 13:00: Check in and lunch.
13:00 – 18:15: Opening:
- Giorgio Barba Navaretti, University of Milan, and Chief-Editor of European Economy – Banks, Regulation, and the Real Sector.
- Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director.
13:10 – 13:20: Introduction:
- Giacomo Calzolari, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, and Editor of European Economy-Banks, Regulation, and the Real Sector.
13:20 – 14:10: Panel discussion chaired by Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director:
Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance. University of Edinburgh
Martin Hellwig, Director, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.
Helen Louri, Head of the Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business.
Laura von Daniels, Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
14:20 – 15:00: Open Discussion.