Welcome to SIFR
The Institute for Financial Research

The Institute for Financial Research was started in 2001, and has its offices in the center of Stockholm. The aim of SIFR is to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.


Newsletter Swedish House of Finance, December 2014

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Upcoming Activities

2015-01-15 10:00

SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm


SNS Konjunkturråd 2015: To be in Debt

The report from the SNS Konjunkturråd (Economic Council) 2015 focuses on indebtedness in Sweden; for households as well as for corporations.

The Financial Crisis has highlighted the risks associated with indebtedness. High debt levels make us vulnerable and can threaten financial stability. In the public debate, however, the benefits of well functioning financial markets are often forgotten. They make it possible to redistribute consumption and investments over time, manage risks and produce services to efficiently fascilitate financial transactions. The question is whether bad debt can be separated from good?

  • When is indebtedness a problem?
  • Is Sweden in such a situation today?
  • If so; how should this influence financial policy?
  • Should the Swedish fixed income markets be reformed?

Members of the Konjunkturråd 2015 are PETER ENGLUND (chair) and BO BECKER, both professors at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), TORBJÖRN BECKER, professor at SITE by SSE, MARIEKE BOS, professor at SOFI, by the University of Stockholm and PEHR WISSÉN, adjunct professor at SSE and Director of SIFR.

Commentators on the report will be ULF HOLM, (State Secretarey, Finance Department), CECILIA SKINGSLEY, (Deputy Governor, the Riksbank) and ANNA ÖSTER (Chief Economist, Länsförsäkringar)

The discussion will be led by MIA ODABAS, Journalist.

Time and Place
Thursday the 15th of January 2015 at 10:00-11:45 at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Registration from 09:40.

Register at SNS hemsida

2015-01-29 08:00

SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm


SNS/SIFR Finance Panel: A Banking Sector Undergoing Change

The European banking sector is being transformed. What directions are banks and regulations taking? How do business models change? We also discuss new potential risks for financial stability in Europe. What do we for example know about the rapidly growing shadow banking sector?

One of Europe’s leading experts in the area, Professor Arnoud Boot, is giving his view on the challenges for the banking sector going forward.

Arnoud Boot is an advisor to financial institutions as well as regulating agencies throughout Europe. He is a member of the European Systematic Risk Board (ESRB), which is responsible for macro prudential regulation and stability on a European level. Arnoud Boot is a professor of corporate finance and financial markets at the University of Amsterdam and is also active at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

The Finance Panel is a seminar series organized by SNS and the Institute for Financial Research (SIFR).
The meeting will be held in English.

Arnoud Boot, Professor at the University of Amsterdam
Pehr Wissén, SIFR and SNS will be moderating the discussion

Time and Location
Thursday, January 29 2015, 08:00-09:15 at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm.

Registration with breakfast starts from kl. 07:45. The meeting starts at 08:00.

Register at SNS web-site. Click here.



Clarion Sign Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden


Conference on The Financial Safety Net

Are you looking for best practice in managing financial crises?

Join us at FSNC in Stockholm, Sweden,  May 18-20, 2015.

The Financial Safety Net Conference (FSNC) will gather leading academics, policymakers and practitioners for discussions on how to move towards global best practice in resolution planning and crisis management. The event is dedicated to some of the most topical issues in current financial policy debate:

  • How should we handle future financial crises?
  • How will the new and upcoming reforms in the crisis management area work?
  •  What implications will these reforms have for financial markets and the broader economy?


Invitation_second call for papers.

Click on the link for more information.

Program for the conference.

For more information, go to the Conference and Seminar sections, or visit the News Archive.