8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00-9:30 Welcome address

Governor Erkki Liikanen (Bank of Finland) Read opening remarks

9:30-10:30 Keynote address

Chair: Professor Pekka Sutela (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

Professor Gérard Roland (University of California, Berkeley): The Evolution of Postcommunist Economic Systems Download presentation

10:30-11.00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Policy Panel: Central banking in emerging markets

Chair: Head of Research Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition)

Deputy Governor Tiago Berriel (Central Bank of Brazil) Download presentation

Deputy Director of Monetary Policy Andrey Lipin (Bank of Russia) Download presentation

Head of Emerging Markets Christian Upper (Bank for International Settlements) Download presentation

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:15 Banking in emerging markets

Chair: Senior Adviser Laura Solanko (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition)

Professor Viral Acharya (New York University): Government Guarantees and Bank Vulnerability During a Crisis: Evidence from an Emerging Market (with Nirupama Kulkarni) Download presentation

Professor Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University and Bank of Finland): Political Pluralism and Innovation (with Haitian Lu, Tuomas Takalo and Mingming Zhou) Download presentation

Senior Adviser Zuzana Fungáčová (Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition): Trusting Banks in Emerging Markets (with Laurent Weill) Download presentation

Senior Research Fellow Andrei Vernikov (Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences): Government banking in Russia: A challenge to conventional wisdom? Download presentation

15:15-15.45 Coffee break

15:45-16:45 Keynote address

Chair: Member of the Board Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland)

Professor Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University): The Sustainability of China's Growth