Conference on « The New Challenges for Central Bank Communication » - Brussels, Belgium December 17, 2018.

Conference Overview

The Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles (Belgium) is organizing a conference aiming to bring together financial economists from academia, central banks and research institutions to investigate the new challenges for central bank communication in the ten years since the start of the financial crisis and discuss the avenues of research in this regard.


We seek both empirical and theoretical policy-relevant papers. Papers are invited for submission on this broad theme, including:

  • Effectiveness of central bank communication
  • Clarity of central bank communication
  • Tone of central bank communication
  • Communicating in unconventional times
  • Central bank communication to the media or to the general public
  • Text-mining in Finance
  • Natural Language Processing applied to central bank communication


Keynote speaker: Pierre Siklos.

Session Chairs: Kris Boudt, Stefano Nardelli, Matthias Neuenkirch.


Submission guidelines:

  • Complete manuscripts in pdf format should be submitted to Laura Bertora
  • Submitted papers must be received by November 18th 2018 


The authors of the accepted papers will be notified by November 22nd 2018.


Conference fees: 50 Euros + Optional Conference Dinner 50 Euros

UCLouvain (free but 50 Euros if you want to join the Conference Dinner)

Scholarships are available for the conference fee for PhD students. If you want to apply, please send also a resume and a cover letter.



Monday, December 17 2018

8:30 – 8:55        Registration and welcome coffee

8:55 – 9:00         Welcome speech

9:00 – 10:30       Effectiveness of Central Bank


                          Session chair: Matthias Neuenkirch,

                          Trier University

10:30-11:00       Coffee Break

11:00- 12:30      Communication of Monetary Policy

                          in Unconventional Times

                          Session chair: Stefano Nardelli, ECB

12:30 - 14:00     Lunch Break – Room P61

14:00 - 15:00     Keynote Lecture

                          Pierre Siklos, Professor of Economics

                          at Wilfried Laurier University’s

                          School of Business and Economics

15:00-15:30       Coffee Break

16:00-17:30       Evaluating Central Bank Communication

                          Session chair: Kris Boudt, VUB

17:30-18:00       Coffee Break

18:00-18:45       Roundtable


20h Social Dinner at « La Rose Blanche », Grand-Place, Brussels.

Registration is compulsory before December 13th. To register, please send an e-mail to Alexandre Girard ( or to Laura Bertora ( )

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