6th Edition: Workshop on A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union

CfP Deadline Date: February 28, 2022 Conference Event: June 15-16, 2022 Event Location: Barcelona, Spain Keynote speaker(s): James Bullard (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, President) Jennifer La’O (Columbia University) Organizer(s): Barcelona School of Economics, Pierre Werner Chair (RSCAS, EUI), European Stability Mechanism and Central Bank of Ireland. The Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) organizes[…]

IMF Working Paper: Behind the Scenes of Central Bank Digital Currency

Author(s): Gabriel Soderberg, Marianne Bechara, Wouter Bossu, Natasha X Che, John Kiff, Inutu Lukonga, Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, Tao Sun, and Akihiro Yoshinaga Date: February 2022 Abstract: Central banks are increasingly pondering whether to issue their own digital currencies to the general public, so-called retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). The majority of IMF member countries[…]

February 2022: New World Bank Blog Post – The rise of digital financial inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Leora Klapper, and Yira Mascaró When COVID-19 hit, governments rushed to provide financial relief to citizens, often using digital channels to do so. At the same time, social distancing forced people to find alternatives to cash and face-to-face shopping. These shifts fueled speculation that the pandemic would create an overall rise in digital financial[…]

February 2022: New VoxEU Column – Macro-financial policies in an international financial centre

 By Thorsten Beck, interviewed by Tim Phillips Since the GFC the UK has used innovative macroprudential and monetary policy tools to maintain stability. But the UK is an international financial centre, and so does this policy framework create spillovers in other places, and do influences from elsewhere affect stability in the UK? Yes and yes,[…]

4th Edition of Ethical Finance and Sustainability Conference (EFS-2022)

CfP Deadline Date: April 20, 2022 Conference Event: May 12-13, 2022 Event Location: Paris, France Keynote speaker(s): Pr. Perry Sadorsky (Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada) Pr. Ugur Soytas (Technical University of Denmark) Organizer(s): EDC Paris Business School, and CY Paris Cergy University The achievement of the seventh sustainable development goal SDG#7 (i.e., affordable,[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper: Supranational cooperation and regulatory arbitrage

Author(s): Thorsten Beck, Consuelo Silva-Buston, Wolf Wagner Date: January 2022 Abstract: Using data on 113 banking groups, spanning 116 host and 40 home countries, we find that cross-border banks increase lending in a foreign subsidiary when the degree to which their other (foreign) subsidiaries are covered by supervisory cooperation agreements increases. This increase is funded[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper: News, Sentiment and Capital Flows

Author(s): Kenza Benhima, Rachel Cordonier Date: February 2022 Abstract: We examine empirically the effect of two types of shocks related to expectations – “news” (increases in expected future productivity) and “sentiment” (surges in optimism unrelated to future productivity) – on gross capital flows. These two shocks together explain more than 80% of the variation in[…]

2022 UCLA Anderson Fink Center Conference on Financial Markets

CfP Deadline Date: February 25, 2022 Conference Event: April 28-29, 2022 Event Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Keynote speaker(s): Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University) Organizer(s): UCLA Anderson School of Management The UCLA Fink Center for Finance and the Finance area at the UCLA Anderson School of Management are delighted to host the third annual Conference on[…]

Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference 2022

CfP Deadline Date: June 3, 2022 Conference Event: September 28-29, 2022 Event Location: St. Louis, MO, USA and online Organizer(s): Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The call for papers for the 2022 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference is now open through June 3. This year marks the 10th anniversary[…]