Today, the savings and retail banks are facing a challenging economic and financial environment, marked by low interest rates, increased volatility, and new economic and demographic risks. The 2016 Financial History Workshop will focus attention on the impact of low interest rates on the savings behavior and its influence on the savings & retail banks throughout history. Proposals dealing with any of these aspects, regardless of country or period in time are welcome.
Those wishing to present a paper should provide an abstract and a three- to five-page summary of the proposed paper by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received by February 29, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Lockkamper, WSBI-ESBG, at email@example.com. Please also see the complete call for papers for additional details.