Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (2nd Annual Conference) Call For Papers

Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (2nd Annual Conference) Call For Papers

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The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance at King's Business School will host its 2nd annual conference in London (5/6 July 2022) on the theme of "The Role of Central Banks in a Transforming World". The centre is dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment.  

Keynote Speakers

Huw Pill, Chief Economist and Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Bank of England

Nellie Liang, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, US Treasury

The conference provides a platform for experts from across the globe to present and discuss new research that can help central banks deal with the fundamental shifts in the global economy and financial system that are occurring at this time. Such shifts include the immediate challenges of managing the pandemic and its aftermath, as well as a range of significant ongoing structural changes. These include climate change and the transition to net-zero, rapid developments in financial technology including the introduction of digital currencies, population ageing, and the prospect of technological advances transforming the economy as a whole.  

We welcome paper submissions on any topic of relevance to central bank policy. 

Areas of specific interest include:  

  • Central bank mandates, governance arrangements and policy frameworks to guide central bank asset purchases and liquidity support operations  
  • Interactions between monetary, macroprudential and fiscal policies in a world of low-interest rates and extreme shocks  
  • The drivers and dynamics of inflation, and the role of expectations  
  • Demographic change and its implications for asset prices and the macroeconomy  
  • Climate change, the transition to net-zero and its implications for the macroeconomy and financial system  
  • Systemic risk in the shadow banking system and the appropriate regulatory response  
  • Technological change in the financial system, including CBDC, and its implications for monetary policy and financial stability  
  • Advances in data analytics for central banking.  

Those interested in presenting their work at this conference should submit a draft of their paper via the conference website by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 6 March 2022. Abstracts will not be accepted. Please mention whether you are willing to act as a discussant and if you would also like to be considered for a poster session.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Friday 1 April 2022.

Financial assistance is available for presenters and discussants of accepted papers.

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