The Annual Conference “The Effects of New Geopolitical Risks on Financial Markets and Firms” hosted by the Swedish House of Finance serves as a platform for the convergence of distinguished academics and practitioners within the realm of financial economics. The primary objective of this year’s conference is to delve into the ramifications of emerging geopolitical risks on financial markets and corporate entities. Factors such as pandemics, climate-related risks, geopolitical conflicts, and sanctions have augmented the significance of geopolitical risks, thus necessitating a comprehensive examination.
Throughout the ensuing years, these perturbations are anticipated to exert considerable influence on various facets including international currencies, supply chains, financial markets, and the macroeconomy. The conference is poised to explore methodologies for quantifying these novel risks, discerning companies and assets that may be particularly vulnerable, and presenting empirical evidence elucidating the impacts of these disruptive events.
In his conference talk, Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), focuses on the macroeconomic effects of sanctions on Russia.