CfP: 2018 Annual Meeting of CEBRA, August 20-21

The annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA), co-organized by the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt, takes place on August 20-21, 2018 (Monday & Tuesday) at the House of Finance.

To submit a paper, please visit the SAFE Submission Portal.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

The meeting features a keynote speech by Jens Weidmann, Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), high-level panels by the International Monetary Fund (committee members Tobias Adrian (IMF) and Gaston Gelos (IMF)), the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Financial Stability Board (committee members Claudia Buch (Deutsche Bundesbank), Emanuel Moench (Deutsche Bundesbank), and Tara Rice (FSB)) as well as 20 contributed sessions on a wide range of policy-relevant research topics.

Authors are invited to submit papers on the below list of topics. Papers submitted to the contributed sessions can also be considered for poster sessions. Researchers who currently do not have a paper ready for submission are highly encouraged to volunteer as discussant (also via the submission portal):

  1. Household Finance and the Transmission of Monetary Policy organized by the ECB
  2. Housing Markets and the Macroeconomy organized by the Norges Bank
  3. Balance Sheet Recovery of Households and Firms: What Can we Learn from Micro-Data? organized by the Central Bank of Ireland
  4. Macroprudential Policies and the Housing Market organized by the Bank of Israel
  5. Global Challenges from Asynchronous Exit from Unconventional Monetary Policies organized by the ECB
  6. International Spillovers of Monetary Policy Through Banks organized by IBRN
  7. Policy Challenges in Open Economies organized by the Swiss National Bank
  8. International Trade and Macroeconomics – CEBRA International Trade and Macroeconomics Program Session
  9. Multinational Firms and Capital Flows – CEBRA International Finance and Macroeconomics Program Session
  10. Globalization and Productivity organized by Compnet
  11. Macroeconomic Effects of Trade Costs & Sources of Macroeconomic Synchronization organized by the Bank of England
  12. Global Inflation Dynamics organized by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
  13. Monetary Policy Frameworks organized by the Bank of Canada
  14. Monetary Policy and Macro-finance – CEBRA Monetary Policy and Macro-Finance Program Session
  15. Inflation and Inflation Expectations organized by the Research Center SAFE & Goethe University Frankfurt
  16. Micro Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations – CEBRA presidential session
  17. Policy Lessons from Central Banking History organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  18. Liquidity and Market Functioning I organized by the Deutsche Bundesbank
  19. Liquidity and Market Functioning II organized by the BIS
  20. Financial Intermediation and Liquidity organized by the Research Center SAFE & Goethe University Frankfurt

Access  the PDF of the call here.

Call for Papers 2018 CEBRA meeting at SAFE Frankfurt

CfP: Third Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, Chicago, April 5-6, 2018

The third annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference will take place in downtown Chicago on April 5-6, 2018.
The call for papers is open and the submission deadline is October 30.  The full call for papers can be found here on SSRN:
Papers can be submitted by email to
This gathering will build on the success of our 2017 conference, which brought together 36 papers for a uniquely curated conference on financial institutions.  We are pleased to continue building on the long tradition of a spring banking conference here in Chicago.
As in previous years, we welcome submissions of high-quality research on all topics related to financial institutions. A list of possible session topics includes, but is not limited to, the theory of financial intermediation; financial sector performance and risk; market-making institutions; banking and the real economy; syndicated lending and securitization; fintech; central banks and monetary policy; relationship lending and small business finance; consumer finance and payment systems; financial crises and systemic risk; governance of financial institutions; international banking; and financial regulation.
Advisory Committee:
Allen Berger – University of South Carolina
Charles Calomiris – Columbia University
Robert DeYoung – University of Kansas
Mark Flannery – University of Florida 
Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University 
Joseph Haubrich – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Randall Kroszner – University of Chicago
Steven Ongena – University of Zurich
Greg Udell – Indiana University
Larry Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The conference will be preceded by a risk management conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on April 4.  We believe the combination of these conferences offers a unique opportunity to connect academic and practitioner perspectives.

David Lopez-Salido elected as inaugural Director of Monetary Policy and Macro Finance research program

Dear Members of the Central Bank Research Association,

Earlier this year, we announced our plans to launch a Research Program on the topic of “Monetary Policy and Macro Finance” (MPMF), which will bring together researchers with interests in the intersection of macroeconomics, monetary policy, and financial stability.

The MPMF program is launched by an exclusive founding committee consisting of Tobias Adrian, Alan Blinder, Claudio Borio, Markus K. Brunnermeier, James Bullard, Piti Disyatat, Hans Genberg, Seppo Honkapohja, Athanasios Orphanides, Frank Smets, John Taylor, Kazuo Ueda, and John Williams.

I am happy to announce that the founding committee has elected David Lopez-Salido as the Director of the MPMF program, who has accepted to serve in this position.

David combines experience in policy institutions on both sides of the Atlantic with a wide body of policy-relevant and outstanding research on macroeconomics, monetary policy and the interaction of monetary policy and financial stability.

He is currently an Associate Director in the Division of Monetary Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board, having previously held positions at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain, as well as a visitor positions at the ECB, the Bank of England, the Bank of Finland, NYU and Stanford University. He holds a PhD from CEMFI, Madrid.

He has an extensive list of publications in top academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association among others. Currently, his publications have received over 8000 citations in Google scholar.

David will join Fabio Ghironi (Director of the ITM Program) and Galina Hale (Director of the IFM program) as CEBRA’s third program Director.  We all look forward to working with David.

Together with the MPMF founding committee and David, we will now proceed to elect the Advisory Committee supporting this program and we will start working on the first MPMF Annual Conference.


With kind regards,

Raphael Auer

President of the Central Bank Research Association

Program – CEBRA Workshop for Commodities and Macroeconomics, September 28-29, 2017, Federal Reserve Board, Washington.

CEBRA Workshop for Commodities and Macroeconomics

Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, 2017

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC, USA

The Federal Reserve Board hosts a CEBRA workshop for Commodities and Macroeconomics in Washington DC on September 28‐29, 2017. The workshop will focus on the broad economic implications of commodity markets, including aspect of the economics of commodities (including energy, metals, and agricultural products) and their interaction with the broader economy.

Scientific committee: Martin Bodenstein, Deepa Datta, Benjamin Johannsen, Maria Tito, and Robert Vigfusson

Access the PDF of the program here.

CEBRA FRB Commodity Conference Agenda

Program: 2017 IFM Conference, “Fragmentation of International Trade and Finance and Risks from Rising Protectionism”, Bank of England, London, 19-20 October

The preliminary program of the 2017 annual conference of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program on the topic of “Fragmentation of International Trade and Finance and Risks from Rising Protectionism” is now available.  The event is hosted by the Bank of England and takes place on October 19-20 in London.

The pdf of the program can be accessed here (UPDATED on 17.09.2017).

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