CfP Deadline Date:
April 30, 2021
November 9, 2021
Washington, D.C., USA
Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and European Central Bank
The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and European Central Bank are organizing the third conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking to be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.1 The conference will be held both in person and online. Sessions will focus primarily on issues encountered by underrepresented groups in economics, finance, and central banks.2
We invite papers drawn from a variety of methods, perspectives, and disciplines and especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics and finance. We expect that most papers will be academic-style research. We are also open to studies from practitioners or involving other professions that draw on or shed light on the experience in the economics, finance, and central banking professions, or that highlight the effects of practical steps to increase diversity and inclusion.
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- How can the fields of economics, finance, and central banking better attract and retain members of underrepresented groups?
- What are the obstacles to greater diversity and inclusion in these fields? What steps can be taken to overcome them, including in light of the challenges and opportunities that have arisen during the pandemic?
- What role does diversity and inclusion play in policymaking at central banks?
Participants will be selected on the basis of papers or abstracts of about 500 words. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by June 30, 2021. Final drafts of the papers will be due on October 1, 2021.
The organizing committee consists of staff from each of the four central banks. If you are interested in participating, please email your paper or abstract to Diversity-and-Inclusion-Conference@frb.gov (subject line: “Submission for Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021”). Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for academic presenters of accepted papers. We look forward to hearing from you.
Link CfP & Conference: Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking