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Masterclass Dewatripont

DewatripontHow sound are banks today?

Master class by Prof Mathias Dewatripont,  Université Libre de Bruxelles

Laudation: Prof Jan Bouckaert


About Mathias Dewatripont​
Prof Mathias Dewatripont (Université Libre de Bruxelles and honorary vice-governor of the National Bank of Belgium) will receive an honorary degree in recognition of his contributions in the field of the theory of incentives and his scientifically based policy contributions to the prudential regulation of financial institutions. 


De MeerminneThursday 4 April 2019 - 10 a.m.

University of Antwerp
Stadscampus – De Meerminne – Aula M.001
Sint-Jacobstraat 2
2000 Antwerpen

Prof Jan Bouckaert




  • 10 a.m. - Welcome and introduction
    By Prof Jan Bouckaert, University Antwerp
  • 10.05 a.m.  - Master class: How sound are banks today?
    By Prof Mathias Dewatripont,  Université Libre de Bruxelles

    In this master class, Prof Mathias Dewatripont will introduce the audience to the economic principles behind the prudential regulation of banks within the context of the European Banking Union. In particular, he will discuss:
    - the extent to which regulation has been corrected since 2008, in terms of liquidity, solvency, and resolution;
    - the potential severity of overcapacity in banking, in Belgium as well as in Europe, given existing technological opportunities
    - whether EU-wide banks represent a solution allowing for more risk diversification or instead a danger that will exacerbate the Too-Big-To-Fail syndrome.

  • Panel discussion
    Panel members:
    Prof Mathias Dewatripont,  Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Tom Dechaene, Director of the National Bank of Belgium
    Prof Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School
    Prof Herman Daems, Chairman of the Board BNP Paribas Fortis

    Prof Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp
  • 11 a.m. - Q&A
  • 11.30 a.m. - End
  • 4 p.m. - Honorary degrees