Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability

On October 22-23, 2015, the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law & Policy hosted its first annual financial stability conference with the U.S. Office of Financial Research. Regulators, policymakers, financial market participants, and academic researchers from a broad range of disciplines gathered in Ann Arbor to explore how methods from diverse fields, such as system analysis, agent-based modeling, and data visualization and security, might be used to better identify, measure, monitor, and mitigate risks in the financial system. The conference also examined how risk is measured, monitored, and mitigated in other sectors and contexts, such as in supply chains and electrical grids; how stakeholders make tradeoffs between stability, efficiency, and innovation in these contexts; and how lessons from these contexts can be applied to the financial system.

We are grateful for the support of the Smith Richardson Foundation, the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and the Ross School of Business.

Download the program, courtesy of the University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository.
Read former Office of Financial Research Director Richard Berner's opening remarks, courtesy of the Office of Financial Research website.