2020 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics

Due to the new global situation because of the Corona Virus, SRA will be rescheduled for 2021. More information will follow later.

Bank of Finland
Auditorium, Rauhankatu 19, 00170 Helsinki, Finland



Even after a decade of stable economic environment we are ever more concerned about consistent financial instability. Also the fast development of AI methods in Finance will pose new challenges and opportunities in our economic climate. This conference on systemic risk analytics brings together most recent advances on computational tools for systemic risk identification and assessment as well as future opportunities and threats of Big Data and AI. Also the link between climate threats and economic policies need to be investigated.The scope of models and techniques includes systemic risk and early-warning indicators, network and contagion analysis, macro stress-testing, optimal timing of macro-prudential counter-measures as well as measures of coinciding systemic stress and systemically important financial institutions. The aim of the conference is to also adopt methods and techniques from other disciplines, such as computer science, engineering, biology and physics, that use computer-intensive approaches, novel data sources, visual representations or interactive interfaces, among others.


The themes of the conference cover policy and practitioner-oriented research related to systemic risk measurement. We solicit contributions covering a broad range of techniques related to systemic risk analytics, particularly related to (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • Using systemic risk analytics to support macroprudential policy and regulation
  • Analysing emerging risks from interconnectedness of the financial system
  • Use of big data and artificial intelligence for systemic risk analytics
  • Identifying risks from market-based finance
  • Risks and opportunities stemming from disruptive innovations in financial technology (FinTech)
  • Optimal timing of Macro-prudential counter-measures
  • Economic policies and the climate change

Programme and venue

The conference will take place in 2021 at the Bank of Finland premises in the centre of Helsinki. The conference includes keynotes, presentations and poster sessions. The conference is accompanied with a social event for speakers, taking place at the Bank of Finland Villa.

Paper submission

Academic papers to be considered for presentation at the conference should be submitted via online form which will be posted later. Accepted paper presenters will be notified in due course, as well as the format of the presentations; there will be both oral and poster presentations in the conference.

Registration instructions

We welcome academics and experts of the conference topics to participate in the conference. Participation requires pre-registration. Registration will open later in the spring. More information: fs.events@bof.fi.

A joint conference by RiskLab at Arcada, Bank of Finland and ESRB


  • What: Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics

  • When: TBA 2021

  • Where: Bank of Finland, Helsinki

Keynote speakers

  • Olli Rehn (Governor, Bank of Finland)
  • Paul Hiebert (Head of Systemic Risk Division, ECB)
  • Ron Dembo (Founder and CEO, Riskthinking.ai)


Organizing committee
Kaj-Mikael Björk (RiskLab at Arcada & Hanken School of Economics)
Tuomas Peltonen (European Systemic Risk Board)
Peter Sarlin (RiskLab at Arcada, Hanken School of Economics & Silo.AI)
Katja Taipalus (Bank of Finland)

Program committee
Esa Jokivuolle (Bank of Finland) – chair of the programme committee
Iman van Lelyveld (DNB & Free University Amsterdam)
Ross Levine (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)
Bernd Schwaab (European Central Bank)