4th Annual Conference

MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy
4th Annual Conference

“Government Financial Products, Policies, and Institutions”

September 27-28, 2017 • Royal Sonesta Hotel • Cambridge, MA

Governments have profound effects on the allocation of investment capital and risk throughout the world. They operate some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including development and state-owned banks, public and government pension funds, government-sponsored enterprises, and agencies providing credit for education, agriculture, housing, trade, infrastructure and businesses. Their policies and the products they choose to offer are major determinants of the quality, availability and pricing of financial services to households and firms, and of the costs and risks borne by taxpayers.

On September 27-28, 2017, the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy will host its 4th Annual Conference, an invitation-only event that will shed new light on these issues and institutions through panels and presentations with participants from academia, government, and industry. The conference will feature topics such as public retirement systems and policies; restructuring the secondary mortgage market in the U.S.; infrastructure finance; government accounting policies and credit subsidy measurement; student loans; development banking; contingent liabilities of governments; and product design, among others.

The mission of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP) is to serve as a catalyst for innovative, cross-disciplinary and non-partisan research and educational initiatives that address the unique challenges facing governments in their role as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system.

Each year the GCFP’s annual conference brings together academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss research and new developments in a selected area related to one or more of the main research tracks of the Center:

  • Evaluation and Management of Government Financial Institutions
  • Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Measurement and Management of Risk

This year’s theme cuts across all three areas. For more information about the GCFP and its past conferences please click here.

Dates: There will be a late afternoon session, a conference dinner and keynote speaker on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, followed by a full day of conference events on Thursday, September 28.

Venue: The conference will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

Contact: For more information, please contact Deirdre Wade at deirdre@mit.edu or (617) 324-7367.