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Call for Papers: "Expanding the boundaries of central banking in an environment of globalized finance"

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is organizing the 7th BSP International Research Conference on "Expanding the boundaries of central banking in an environment of globalized finance" to be held in Manila, Philippines on 24-25 September 2018 (Monday and Tuesday).

Central banks are often some of the oldest institutions in countries. They are usually given the responsibility to protect and preserve the value or purchasing power of the currency. While the role and functions of central banks have evolved over time, there are established limits that constrain the actions of central banks. During the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), central banks turned towards the use of unconventional monetary policies (UMP), like quantitative easing, to sustain the functioning of financial markets and intermediation and to provide further monetary policy accommodation at the zero lower bound. These measures challenged the accepted boundaries of central banks and were met with varying reactions.

In the post-GFC era, central banks continue to face a challenging global operating environment characterized by persistently low interest rates, changing inflation dynamics, greater demand and supply shocks, rising policy uncertainty and risk, and technological changes. These are formidable challenges that central banks must contend in the near to medium term.

The BSP is encouraging the submission of papers on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Globalization and its impact on the thinking about central bank objectives;
  • Distributional impact of monetary and financial policies;
  • Price stability and financial stability: balancing the broadening mandates of central banks;
  • Cross-border flows, uncertainties and macroprudential policies;
  • Financial technology, digital currencies and the future of central banking;
  • Central bank independence and the expanding role of central banks; and
  • Central bank communication and forward guidance in times of heightened policy uncertainty and risk.

Submission of Papers:

Interested contributors should submit a draft paper or a two-page proposal/extended abstract, together with their curriculum vitae, to the Technical Committee (secretariat.mpss@bsp.gov.ph) on or before 06 April 2018. The proposal should include the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information, main issues to be examined, relevant literature, intended contribution to the literature, and data sets and methodology to be used. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 11 May 2018. The paper to be presented should be submitted not later than 24 August 2018.

Timetable:

SCHEDULE DATE
Call for Papers November 2017 - April 2018
Submission of proposal / draft paper 06 April 2018
Notification of paper acceptance 11 May 2018
Submission of Final Paper 24 August 2018
Conference Proper 24-25 September 2018

Financial Support:

Papers presented at the conference will be included in a conference volume to be published in 2019. Moreover, each paper will receive an honorarium of US$1,000. Hotel accommodation of presenters will be covered by the BSP.

Other Information:

Further information about the conference will be posted on the BSP website at http://www.bsp.gov.ph.




For any inquiry about the Conference, please contact:

The BSP Technical Secretariat
Contact Persons: Faith C.Q. Cacnio and John G. Hallig
Email: secretariat.mpss@bsp.gov.ph
Trunk Line: +632 708-7701 to 59 or +632 708-7801 to 16
Local No.: 2965 or 2966
Tel/Fax. No.: +632 708-7460 (direct line)

Download: PDF copy of Call for Papers

Last Updated: 02 November 2017
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