2022 RiskLab/BoF/ESRB Conference on Systemic Risk Analytics

5-6 May 2022

Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki, Finland


Call for papers

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, post-Covid macroprudential challenges 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 countermeasures 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 macro-prudential 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 countermeasures
  • Economic policies and the climate change
  • Economic policies in the post-Covid era

Programme and venue

The conference will take place on 5-6 May 2022 and is held as a hybrid conference. The conference includes both keynotes and presentations.

Paper submission

Academic papers to be considered for presentation at the conference and workshop should be submitted via online form by 31 January 2022https://www.lyyti.in/sra2022cfp. Accepted paper presenters will be notifed in due course, as well as the format of the presentations; there will be both oral and poster presentations in the conference.

Target group

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[at]bof.f.

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: 5-6 May 2022

  • Where: Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

  • To whom: Central bankers, supervisors, regulators, researchers, students and other interested parties

Keynote speakers

  • Bengt Holmström (Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT)
  • Doyne Farmer (Professor of Mathematics and Director of Complexity Economics, Oxford University)
  • Olli Rehn (Governor, Bank of Finland)


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)

Programme committee

  • Esa Jokivuolle (Bank of Finland)
  • Co-Pierre Georg (RiskLab)

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