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2017 Annual Meeting of the Central Bank Research Association

Hosted by the Bank of Canada

July 20-21, 2017, Ottawa, Canada

The annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) brings together policy-relevant research on topics of interest to central banks and international financial institutions. CEBRA’s 2017 Annual Meeting is organized jointly with the Bank of Canada (BoC) and takes place on July 20-21 2017 at the BoC’s conference center in Ottawa.

The 2017 meeting features six sessions jointly organized by CEBRA and BoC. Further, the meeting features special sessions organized by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank (WB), as well as an invited session organized by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

The deadline for submissions is 28 January 2017. Please send drafts of completed papers to stating the name of the session you are submitting to in the subject of your submission email. Please also indicate whether you would like to act as discussant. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by the end of March 2017. Please address any questions to Rhys Mendes (

The submitting author must be a member of CEBRA. To join CEBRA free of charge, visit There is no registration fee for the event. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by CEBRA or the BoC.

Scientific committee:

Chair: Rhys Mendes (BoC)

Members: Enrique Alberola (BIS), Marcus Brunnermeier (Princeton & NBER), Stephen Cecchetti (Brandeis & NBER), Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF), Jean-Sébastien Fontaine (BoC), Galina Hale (FRBSF), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS), Scott Hendry (BoC), Raju Huidrom (WB), Emanuel Kohlscheen (BIS), Ayhan Kose (WB), Oleksiy Kryvtsov (BoC), Sylvain Leduc (BoC), John Rogers (FRB), Georg Strasser (ECB), and Jing Yang (BoC).

1. Unconventional monetary policy CEBRA & Bank of Canada Jean-Sébastien Fontaine (BoC) and Jing Yang (BoC)
2. Financial globalization and inequality CEBRA & Bank of Canada Galina Hale (FRBSF)
3. Fintech and payments CEBRA & Bank of Canada Scott Hendry (BoC)
4. Micro price dynamics and inflation CEBRA & Bank of Canada Oleksiy Kryvtsov (BoC), John Rogers (FRB), and Georg Strasser (ECB)
5. Commodities and macroeconomics I CEBRA & Bank of Canada Enrique Alberola (BIS), Emanuel Kohlscheen (BIS)
6. Commodities and macroeconomics II CEBRA & Bank of Canada Oleksiy Kryvtsov (BoC) and Sylvain Leduc (BoC)
7 Low interest rates, bank business models and changes in financial intermediation Bank for International Settlements Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS)
8 Monetary policy and financial stability International Monetary Fund Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF)
9 Cyclical spillovers World Bank Raju Huidrom (WB) and Ayhan Kose (WB)
10 Recent advances in international macro-finance (invited session, no submissions) National Bureau of Economic Research Marcus Brunnermeier (Princeton & NBER) and Stephen Cecchetti (Brandeis & NBER)