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2021 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics (SRA2021)


  • What: Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics
  • When: 1-2 July 2021
  • Where: Suomen Pankki, Helskinki, Finland
  • Who: Central bankers, supervisors, regulators, researchers, students and other interested parties
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Even after a decade of a stable economic environment we are increasingly concerned about continuing financial instability. In addition, the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) methods poses new challenges and opportunities in the financial sector.

This conference on systemic risk analytics brings together the most recent advances in computational tools for systemic risk identification and assessment, as well as future opportunities and threats relating to big data and AI. The link between climate threats and economic policies also needs to be investigated. The scope of models and techniques includes systemic risk and early-warning indicators, network and contagion analysis, macro stress testing, the optimal timing of macroprudential countermeasures, measures of coinciding systemic stress and systemically important financial institutions.

The aim of the conference is also to adopt methods and techniques from other disciplines that use computer-intensive approaches, including computer science, engineering, biology and physics, novel data sources, visual representations or interactive interfaces.


The topics of the conference cover policy and practitioner-oriented research related to systemic risk measurement. We are soliciting contributions covering a broad range of techniques related to systemic risk analytics, including but not limited to the following areas.

  • Using systemic risk analytics to support macroprudential policy and regulation
  • Analysing risks emerging from the interconnectedness of the financial system
  • Using big data and AI for systemic risk analytics
  • Identifying risks from market-based finance
  • Risks and opportunities stemming from fintech
  • The optimal timing of macroprudential countermeasures
  • Economic policies and climate change

Programme and venue

The conference will take place on 1 and 2 July 2021, and will be held virtually. It will include both keynote speakers and presentations, with further information to be published closer to the date.

Target group

We welcome academics and experts on the conference topics to participate. Participation requires pre-registration, which can be done here.

Keynote speakers

  • Olli Rehn (Governor, Suomen Pankki)
  • Paul Hiebert (Head of the Systemic Risk Division, ECB)
  • Ron Dembo (Founder and CEO,

Conference organisers

  • Kaj-Mikael Björk (RiskLab at Arcada and Hanken School of Economics)
  • Tuomas Peltonen (European Systemic Risk Board)
  • Peter Sarlin (RiskLab at Arcada, Hanken School of Economics and Silo.AI)
  • Katja Taipalus (Suomen Pankki)