International Cash Conference on "War on Cash: Is there a Future for Cash?"

International Cash Conference on
“War on Cash: Is there a Future for Cash?

Deutsche Bundesbank

Island of Mainau, Germany

25 to 27 April 2017


The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Cash Department will host its third Cash Conference on the Island of Mainau, Germany, from 25 to 27 April 2017.

Following the concept of the previous Cash Conferences in 2012 and 2014, we invite experts – from academia, public authorities (including central banks), special interest groups and the private sector – to discuss and exchange views on cash-related subjects. Our aim is to improve the understanding of cash payment economics based on recent academic research in general and, more specifically, to help identifying possible developments and dynamics that will shape the future cash payments landscape. In this regard the ongoing debate about restriction of cash payments plays a pivotal role.

Furthermore, we are proud to announce Professor Friedrich Schneider and Peter Sands as keynote speaker at this conference.

Conference content

Papers covering the following subjects are welcome:

  1. Restrictions for cash payments/War on cash

  2. Costs and benefits of cash and cashless payment instruments

  3. Survey based studies on payment behaviour (cash/non-cash)

  4. Cash demand (components and motives)

  5. Topical issues

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

Submission of papers/abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts (and preferably the papers) is 16 November 2016. Only abstracts/papers send 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 by mid-December 2016 whether or not their papers have been accepted. If a paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference, an user agreement has to be signed. Thereby the author grants the Deutsche Bundesbank the right to publish the contribution by itself and as part of a conference volume in paper as well as on the website of the Deutsche Bundesbank (available for download). Further the contribution including the respective bibliographic data will be published via the decentralized database Research Papers in Economics (RePEc; see:

Content of abstracts

Abstracts should be about 300 words in length and include the following:

  • Title of paper

  • Title(s), first and further names, family name

  • Affiliation (institution) and current position

  • Postal and email address

  • Three keywords (or JEL Index Numbers) that best describe the subject of your submission.

Conference contact for registration

It will be necessary to register for the conference as the number of participants is limited. Registration will allow access to all sessions and include all conference material.

Please send an abstract and the paper, if available, as a separate pdf file by email to

Ms Ricarda Kissler


If you want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, you may also send an email to the above address stating your interest.


The conference will be held on the Island of Mainau located on Lake Constance, Germany. Travel expenditure (economy class) and accommodation at the conference hotel during the seminar for authors of accepted papers will be covered.

There is no conference fee. Travel expenses of other conference participants will not be reimbursed.


The third Cash Conference of the Deutsche Bundesbank will start on 24 April 2017 with a welcome reception in the evening and will continue from 25 to 27 April 2017 with lectures and discussions. Mr Stefan Hardt, Head of the Cash Department, will chair the conference.

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