FINPRO 4 - Conference on Finance & Productivity

Theme: Climate shocks, innovation, financing, and global adaptation

Jointly organised by ESADE Business School, ECB, EBRD, EBA, CompNet and IWH

Event Details:

  • Date: 25-26 September 2024
  • Venue: ESADE Business School, Barcelona
  • Keynote Speakers: Professor Patrick BOLTON (Columbia Business School, Imperial College London) and Dr Mirabelle Muûls (CEPR, Imperial College London) 
  • (Draft) Program: Please click here.

Organizers: European Central Bank (ECB), ESADE Business School, the Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) and the European Banking Association (EBA).

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Scholars and researchers are cordially invited to participate in our distinguished FINPRO 4 conference on "Climate Shocks, Innovation, Financing, and Global Adaptation." This conference critically examines the intersection of finance, productivity, and the multifaceted challenges presented by climate change.

In the face of unprecedented climate shocks, our focus is on adopting an international perspective with a specific emphasis on the equitable distribution of associated costs. The conference examines the dynamics of risk factors linked to climate change and explores the channels through which these risks are transmitted. We delve into areas such as green innovation, technology adoption, diffusion, and productivity enhancements, seeking to understand how these elements collectively shape our responses to the evolving climate landscape.

Discussions extend to the changing geography of production, supply chain disruptions, and production networks. In line with the tradition of previous FINPRO conferences, our deliberations also explore the role of financial markets in financing green investments, analyze the implications of subsidies, and evaluate the pivotal role of the banking sector in cross-border transition finance. Emphasizing the intricate interplay between finance, productivity, and global adaptation, our goal is to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the challenges posed by climate change and instigate innovative and equitable solutions.