CfP: “International Spillovers,” ITM Annual Conference, 20-21.09.2018, Warsaw

Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) in cooperation with the Bank of Lithuania, the Central Bank Research Association’s International Trade and Macroeconomics Program (CEBRA ITM) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is organising a conference to discuss current issues in the area of international spillovers. The topics to be covered during the conference include, but are not limited to:

• Monetary and macroprudential policy spillovers
• Fiscal policy spillovers
• Real spillovers
• Financial spillovers
• Spillovers and cross-border policy coordination
• Spillovers and the role of exchange rates
• Political economy spillovers from Brexit and other political shocks

Confirmed speakers include:
Philippe Bacchetta (HEC Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR)
Claudia Buch (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia, NBER and CEPR)
Linda Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER)
Isabelle Mejean (CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay and CEPR)

Important dates:
Papers submission deadline: 30 April 2018 (6 p.m. GMT)
Contributors will be notified by: 31 May 2018
Registration open: 31 May 2018
Registration deadline: 15 June 2018

How to apply
To respond, please visit: and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant.

The Call for Papers (pdf) can be downloaded here.
More information can be found on the conference website.


CfP: Inflation: New Insights for Central Banks organized by the Bank of Russia, June 6, 2018

This conference brings together researchers from academia, central banks, and policy institutions who will present and discuss new ideas and novel results of their research on current and future drivers of inflation alongside ideas how new insights into economic theory or empirical research can be put into a central bank’s policy.
For more information see also the information notice.

Access the PDF of the call here.



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