The global payments system represents the underlying plumbing of globalisation, determining the efficiency and security of cross-border payments for goods and services. Despite its fundamental importance surprisingly little is known about the evolution of this system, especially the dynamics of the network of bilateral bank relationships used for cross-border settlements across the past 150 years.
This conference explores the evolution of the global payments system during the 19th and 20th centuries, including:
The conference features a Keynote Lecture by Professor Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University, ‘How do Financial Crises Redistribute Risk?’ on Thursday 23 March, 16:00. All welcome, registration required.
Please visit the website for the full programme: