The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.
  • When March 29, 2020 to April 01, 2020 (Europe/Zurich / UTC200)
  • Where Hotel Schweizerhof; Voa principala 39; CH-7078 Lenzerheide
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To respond, please visit: and indicate if you wish to present a paper. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact the CEPR Events team at for assistance (with subject header “5729 – Swiss Winter Conference 2020”).

The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 October 2019.

Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2019. There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 30) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (April 1) before noon. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon (March 29) and leave Wednesday afternoon (April 3). There will be eleven papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS on financial innovation), twenty posters, and one session with five research idea “elevator pitches”. However, ample time for discussion, reflection and outdoor activities will be left for sure.
Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Bank for International Settlements, the Swiss Finance Institute and the Universities of St Gallen and Zurich.
The conference is committed to promoting high-quality diversity in the covered topics (e.g., green, Islamic, shadow and/or behavioural banking), in the modelling techniques and data sets employed, and in the background of the participants (e.g., institutional affiliation, gender, nationality).