Friday, January 8, 2016

CFP: WSBI-ESBG Workshop on “Savings in a World without Interest”

The WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) and the ESBG (European Savings and Retail Banking Group) will hold their 2016 Financial History Workshop on Friday, May 27 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme is "Savings in a World without Interest." The workshop is designed to provide a forum for extensive discussion on new and innovative research covering the history of savings and retail banks as well as savings in general. According to the organizers,
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 financial.history@wsbi-esbg.org. Submissions must be received by February 29, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Lockkamper, WSBI-ESBG, at financial.history@wsbi-esbg.org. Please also see the complete call for papers for additional details.