Call for papers: International Cash Conference on "Cash in the age of payment diversity"

International Cash Conference on “Cash in the age of payment diversity”

Deutsche Bundesbank

Munich, Germany

10 to 12 September 2019


The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Cash Department will host its fourth cash conference in Munich, Germany, from 10 to 12 September 2019.

We invite experts from academia, public authorities (including central banks), special interest groups and the private sector to come together to discuss and exchange views on cash-related subjects. Our aims are to improve the understanding of cash payments based on recent academic research in general and, more specifically, to help identify possible developments and dynamics that will shape the future cash payments landscape as well as examining the role cash is set to play within it.

Furthermore, we are proud to announce that Professor Lars Feld, a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, will be a keynote speaker at this conference.

Conference content

Papers covering the following subjects are welcome:

  1. Cash and its uses today and in the future
  2. Studies on the role of cash in developed and emerging economies
  3. Costs and benefits of cash and cashless payment instruments
  4. Survey-based studies on payment behaviour (cash/non-cash)
  5. Topical issues (e.g. digital base money; issuance of new banknote series; future of cash availability etc.)

Papers on related subject areas may also be submitted and will be considered.

Submission of papers/abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts (and preferably papers) is 15 March 2019. Only abstracts/papers sent in as electronic documents will be considered. All abstracts/papers filed in due time will be reviewed by the conference committee and authors will be informed of their approval by the end of April 2019. If a paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, a license agreement must be signed by all authors, whereby the authors grant the Deutsche Bundesbank the non-exclusive right to publish the contribution as part of a conference volume.

In addition the contribution and respective bibliography will be published via the decentralised database Research Papers in Economics (RePEc; see:

Content of abstracts

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length. We also request the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • Title(s), first and middle names, family names of all authors
  • Affiliation (institution) and current position
  • Postal and email address
  • Three keywords (or JEL classification codes) that best describe the subject of your submission.

Conference contact for registration

Please send an abstract, or preferably the paper itself, as a separate PDF file by email to

Mr Nils Gerhardt or

Mrs Johanna Herdt


Details of how to submit papers and additional information about the conference can be found on the website of Deutsche Bundesbank at .

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