International Conference Minsky at 100 Revisiting Financial Instability
December 16-17 2019
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano

In occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hyman P. Minsky, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan), Università degli Studi di Bergamo, and Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona) are pleased to announce an international conference on "Minsky at 100: Revisiting Financial Instability" to be held at Università Cattolica in Milan on December 16-17 2019.
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars of different traditions/schools of thought to discuss the causes and consequences of financial instability in contemporary economic systems and to assess the legacy of Hyman P. Minsky.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Michael Kumhof (Bank of England)
  • Bruce Greenwald (Columbia University)

Round Table Speakers:

  • Riccardo Bellofiore (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
  • Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  • Jan Kregel (Levy Institute)
  • Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università di Roma "La Sapienza")
  • Engelbert Stockhammer (King's College)

Scientific Committee:

  • Victoria Chick (University College London)
  • Piero Ferri (Università diegli Studi di Bergamo)
  • Eugenio Gaiotti (Banca d'Italia)
  • Bruce Greenwald (Columbia University)
  • Jan Kregel (Levy Institute)
  • Maria Cristina Marcuzzo (Università di Roma "La Sapienza")
  • Luigi Pasinetti (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Alessandro Roncaglia (Accademia dei Lincei)
  • Barkley Rosser (James Madison University)
  • Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)
  • Engelbert Stockhammer (King's College)

Organizing Committee:

  • Riccardo Bellofiore (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
  • Alberto Botta (University of Greenwhich)
  • Eugenio Caverzasi (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Ermanno Catullo (Link Campus University)
  • Sebastiano Nerozzi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  • Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
  • Mauro Gallegati (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Anna Maria Variato (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)


  • Modelling the Financial Instability Hypothesis along Minsky's lines and beyond
  • Financial frictions and the financial accelerator in contemporary macro-financial models
  • Theory and empirics of financial deepening and financialization
  • Banking supervision, macroprudential policy and financial regulation
  • Bank and firm networks and systemic risk
  • Financial instability and monetary policy: conventional and unconventional tools
  • Shadow banking, securitization and the emergence of financial crises
  • Excessive leverage, bubbles and the financial cycle
  • Socialization of investment The role of the State as employer of last resort

Submission Requirements:

  • Presenters: Send (at least) a long abstract (two pages) to by October 31st. When submitting your proposal online, please indicate, under "cover letter", your chosen subject(s) according to the list of Issues above;
  • Session organizers: Send a proposal to by October 31st. Each session consists of three papers, (possibly) discussants and a session chair (names and affiliations). Each participant is expected to pay the conference registration fee even if he/she is discussant, chair, or has been invited to participate;
  • All Attendees: Registration and fee payment by November the 30th;
  • Late registration: Registration and fee payment by December the 9th.

YSI@Minsky at 100:

  • The conference will host a graduate parallel session organized by the Keynesian Economics Working Group of the Young Scholar Initiative INET.


  • 170€ for the attendees and presenters
  • 200€ late registration
  • 50€ for the social dinner

Important dates:

  • Long Abstract: October 31st
  • Session Proposal: October 31st
  • Acceptance Notification: November 15th
  • Registration: November 30th
  • Late Registration: December 9th
  • Paper submission: December 9th
  • Conference: December 16th-17th


Hotels and other types of accommodation within walking distance or with easy transit connections to/from the University campus. Low-cost Accommodations