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Joint Central Bank Research Conference on Risk Measurement and Systemic Risk

3 April 2001

A joint Central Bank Research Conference on Risk Measurement and Systemic Risk will be held on 7 and 8 March 2002, at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basle, Switzerland.

The Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) will host the conference at the BIS in co-operation with the Bank of Japan, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank. The conference will focus on risk measurement and systemic risks from a central bank perspective. The conference organisers seek to bring together central bankers, market practitioners and academics.

Those interested in presenting research papers should submit completed papers or extended abstracts to the BIS by the end of August 2001, following the guidelines of the call for papers that can be obtained from the ECB's website at http://www.ecb.europa.eu (calenders and events - research conferences and seminars - upcoming) and the BIS' website.

The CGFS is a central bank forum established by the Governors of the G-10 central banks to monitor and examine issues relating to financial markets and systems and to make appropriate policy recommendations.

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