Open Seminars

Do households and banks take too big risks when they fund mortgages? Fully Booked!

The bond market in Sweden is characterized by shorter maturities then many other countries. At the same time many Swedish households choose variable interest rates on their mortgages. Short maturities at banks and variable interest rates at households might seem rational for the single household or the bank. But in a macro-economic stability perspective it can be less rational and might contribute to financial instability. In the Swedish debate many argue in favour of longer maturities on bonds. But how can that be achieved?

Deputy Governor Martin Flodén starts the debate concerning these issues. Professor emeritus Peter Englund, the Stockholm School of Economics, and Henrik Braconier, Chief Economist at the Finansinspektionen, Peder Hagberg, SEB  as well as additional invitees will take part in the debate. The meeting begins 8.00 and a light breakfast is available from 7.45. The seminar ends at 9.15. The meeting is led by Pehr Wissén, Swedish House of Finance.

The following report from the Riksbank deals with the issues in the debate:

The seminar will be held in Swedish.

For the moment we have a waiting-list for this event.  You can sign up
and we will come back to you if you can come. We will also make a video
of the whole seminar that you can see on our web-site.

As part of our mission to disseminate research in finance and to be a platform for discussion on current issues in finance , we will film this event for publication on our website,, and share it on social media. You can read more about the seminar and see the film here.


START TIME: Tue, 4 April 2017 8:00 am

END TIME: Tue, 4 April 2017 9:15 am

LOCATION: Swedish House of Finance, Drottninggatan 98, 4 floor, 2 stairs, Stockholm