Among the EBI’s 18 academic members, the IMFS is the representative of Goethe University. The academic members include universities from twelve countries of the euro area, which have decided to share and coordinate their commitments and structure their research activities in the field of banking regulation, banking supervision and banking resolution in Europe.
The EBI fosters the dialogue between scholars, regulators, supervisors, industry representatives and advisors with regard to issues concerning the regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets from a legal, economic and any other related viewpoint. It aims at producing interdisciplinary banking research, making recommendations and devising new strategies on banking in Europe.
In its first year of existence, the EBI has already organized various events such as a workshop on challenges for banks in a changing regulatory environment and a conference on issues of the SSM, banks’ crisis management, negative interest rates and fintechs, bringing together legal experts, economists, regulators and bankers. Participants of the EBI’s annual global conference in October 2016 highly appreciated the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.