CEBRA is an independent scientific organization open to academicians and practitioners working on topics of interest to central banks, financial regulators, international financial institutions, and fiscal authorities. CEBRA operates as a not-for-profit organization based in Switzerland, an association as defined by and subject to the Swiss civil code applying to associations (“Verein”); part one, title two, chapter two.

CEBRA’s mission is to encourage applied and theoretical research on topics relevant to central banks, financial regulators, international financial institutions, and fiscal authorities, as well as to connect the research staff of these institutions with academia. Currently, CEBRA connects researchers from around 60 central banks, IFIs, and academic institutions.

CEBRA in Facts and Figures

founded by Mr. Raphael Auer
connecting researchers from 60 institutions
approx. subscribers / members worldwide
regional chapters
Papers submitted to the 2023 CEBRA Annual Meeting
  • Annual Meeting

    Every year CEBRA organises a high-profile Annual Meeting taking place at a leading university. This meeting brings together central bank experts and researchers from across the world to present and discuss relevant topics and new research papers.

  • Research Programs

    CEBRA has developed Research Programs that foster interaction among researchers at central banks, academic institutions, and other organizations on specific areas of research that are both academically relevant and of high policy interest.  Each research program manages an annual conference that is hosted by a central bank within the CEBRA network.

  • Academic Sessions

    CEBRA also aims to host/co-organize academic sessions at the annual meetings of leading associations in economics and finance. Our current cooperation’s are with the Allied Social Science Association meetings (organized by the American Economic Association), the Asian Bureau of Economic and Finance Research (ABFER) and with the Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

  • Information Service

    CEBRA hosts an information service collecting all research events that are of specific interest to the members of CEBRA (research conferences, calls for submissions on specific subjects by well-established journals, calls to participate in central bank research networks, and information on select courses). Posting on our list is free and open to everyone, but only postings that: are thematically of core relevance for CEBRA’s members, are non-commercial in nature, and have been posted by an institution with a well-established track record, will be published and distributed.



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Disclaimer: CEBRA has been granted the status of Tax Exempt Association by the Canton of Basel City. Donations to CEBRA are thus tax-exempt under Swiss law (both at the Federal and Cantonal level). CEBRA’s secretariat and research events are financed by voluntary contributions by central banks and international organizations. The secretariat of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) is hosted by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB). Note that the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, nor its staff assume any legal responsibility for the Central Bank Research Association, which is an independent organisation.