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Partial Credit Guarantee Schemes – Experiences and Lessons

Announcement / Call for Papers / Agenda

A joint conference by the World Bank
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
and the Journal of Financial Stability

Credit guarantee schemes distribute credit risk, can improve access to finance and spur private sector development. However, while a variety of different types of guarantee schemes exist throughout the developing and developed world, many questions remain unanswered.

The aim of this conference is to encourage both empirical and theoretical papers analyzing (i) the rationale behind credit guarantee schemes and the arguments for public intervention, (ii) pricing and institutional structures, (iii) risk management, (iv) performance of existing credit guarantee schemes, and (v) impact of credit guarantee schemes on borrowers, banks and the economy at large. We encourage empirical cases, country studies and cross-country studies as well as theoretical studies. Preliminary drafts are welcome if it is reasonable to expect completion before the conference.

Interested parties should submit a PDF form of their draft papers and any queries to Erik Feijen of the World Bank at The submission deadline is October 15, 2007. Those submitting papers will be informed of the committees’ decision by November 30, 2007. 

The conference aims to bring together leading academics, central bankers and bank supervisors as well as market participants. The World Bank, RPI, and the Journal of Financial Stability will contribute toward the cost of academic speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses.

The Program Committee for the conference consists of Thorsten Beck (World Bank), Gerard Caprio (William College and JFS), Erik Feijen (World Bank), Iftekhar Hasan (RPI and JFS), and Patrick Honohan (Trinity College)

Submissions to the Journal of Financial Stability
A special issue of the Journal of Financial Stability will be devoted to the conference. It is expected that papers submitted to the conference will also be submitted to the special issue. Your paper’s acceptance to the conference does not guarantee publication in the JFS. All papers must pass the journal’s regular review standards; however, an expedited refereeing process will be put in place.

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