The Forum on Economic and Fiscal Policy (www.fefp.org) organized its annual conference on fiscal policy in Amsterdam on 12 and 13 May 2016. The FEFP Meeting was held in the Vincent Van Gogh Museum on 12 May. During this meeting, the Members of the FEFP exchanged their views on economic and fiscal policies and the global development of these policies in the nearby future. The FEFP Conference on Tax Policy on 13 May was attended by distinguished guests of 18 countries, representing governments, business, academia and international organizations.
ESSAYS ON HISTORICAL BANKING
The financial crisis has led to a debate on how to regulate the financial sector. A large part of this debate has focused on whether or not to regulate the banking sector more in order to prevent financial institutions to take on 'excessive' risk which can undermine financial stability and hence impose tremendous costs upon society. Another point of interest has been the increase in concentration within the banking sector as it can undermine financial stability and ultimately hamper economic growth. jProf. Dr. Narly Dwarkasing published a unique and in-depth study how the market reacted to merger announcements and increase in market concentration by studying shareholder's wealth effects. She investigated whether there is support for the existence of bank risk taking channel of monetary policy, addressing endogeneity concerns.
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