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Results of the 2018 election of the Central Bank Research Association

The Central Bank Research Association held its 2018 elections on 27.12.2018. The results are as follows:

The following four nominations have been approved by the majority of the votes:

  • Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, for a term starting on 05.01.2019 and ending on 31.12.2020, as President of the Senior Council of CEBRA.
  • Mark A. Wynne, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, for a term starting on 05.01.2019 and ending on 31.12.2020, as head of the Americas Chapter of CEBRA
  • Frank Packer, Bank for International Settlement, for a term starting on 05.01.2019 and ending on 31.12.2020, as head of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of CEBRA
  • Luc Laeven, European Central Bank, for a term starting on 05.01.2019 and ending on 31.12.2020, as head of the European Chapter of CEBRA.

Also the following four amendments to CEBRA’s bylaws have been approved by the majority of the votes:

  • CEBRA’s bylaws should be updated to explicitly comply with the novel European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • CEBRA’s bylaws should be updated to give the chapter heads the power to appoint officers for suitable purposes (subject to approval by the president).
  • CEBRA’s bylaws should be updated to specify a two-year election cycle as the norm (while leaving open the option of having more frequent elections).
  • CEBRA’s bylaws should be updated to give the president, in consultation with the respective regional chapter head, the power to appoint liaison officers for regular terms.

2019 Annual Meeting at Columbia University & NY Fed, July 18-20, 2019, NYC, USA

The 2019 annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) brings together academics and central bankers working on policy-relevant research. It is co-organized with School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRB NY), and the research center Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) at Goethe University Frankfurt.

The meeting commences on the afternoon of Thursday, July 18 with a high-level policy discussion organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (committee: Linda Goldberg, Antoine Martin, and Paolo Pesenti) and taking place in 33 Liberty Street. A keynote speech by John C. Williams is followed by a policy panel on “Financial stability: lessons from the crisis” featuring Nellie Liang, Jeremy C. Stein, and others.

The over 30 contributed sessions (see call for papers), as well as, further high level panels take place on July 19 and 20 (Friday and Saturday) at the Kellogg Center at Columbia SIPA:

  • The scientific committee is chaired by Patricia MosserTakatoshi ItoStefanie Schmitt-Grohé, and Michael Woodford (all Columbia University)
  • The Bank for International Settlement (BIS) organizes a high-level policy panel on “Exchange Rates and MonetaryPolicy Frameworks” (committee: Boris Hofmann and Hyun Song Shin (both BIS))
  • Columbia SIPA organizes a further high-level panel (topic and committee TBA), as well as a special panel on “Cyber Risk and Financial Stability” organized by Patricia Mosser (Columbia University)
  • The meeting will conclude with CEBRA’s 2019 annual assembly (chaired by Raphael Auer (BIS and CEBRA)) at around 18.00 on July 20

Submissions for CEBRA’s 2019 are being sought on the below list of themes:

  • Digital currencies, fintech, and technology (sessions 1-3)
  • Regulation, markets, and financial intermediation (sessions 26-31)
  • International economics (sessions 9-13)
  • Macroeconomics, monetary policy, macrofinance, as well as monetary policy frameworks and communication  (sessions 14-25)
  • Inflation dynamics (sessions 6-8)
  • Policy lessons from the history of finance and central banking (sessions 4-5)

Call for applications: Visiting Researcher Program at NBP, March to November 2019

The Economic Research Department of Narodowy Bank Polski invites applications for the Visiting Researcher Program in areas related to central banking issues, such as monetary and macroprudential policy, international economics, financial stability or forecasting.

The Call for applications (pdf) can be downloaded here.

More information can be found here.

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Information on a European Job Market for Economics PhDs

The European Economic Association will launch the first pan-European Job Market for Economics PhD students in Naples on December 6-7, 2018. The steady improvement of academic programs in Europe and the supply of high quality PhD’s have reached a level that suggests that there is scope for a Pan-European job market that would work as a complement to the existing markets. The aim is to generate a thicker and better functioning market for PhD students in economics. The European job market will take place in December and lasts for two days. The first two editions will take place in Naples (December 6-7, 2018) and Rotterdam (December 19-20, 2019). Registration for employers and job market candidates for the 2018 edition is already open.

More information is available at https://www.eeassoc.org/index.php?page=288.

While CEBRA is not involved in this initiative operationally or formally, we are happy to spread the news and encourage everyone to consider participating.

Bank of Finland Research Unit Visiting Scholars Programme, Call for applications – Spring-Fall 2019

The Bank of Finland’s Research Unit invites applications for the Visiting Scholars Programme in the areas of interest for the Bank, i.e. macroeconomics, monetary policy and financial stability.

The Call for applications (pdf) can be downloaded here.

More information can be found here.

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