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International Research Conference on Remittances (Call for Papers)


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is inviting policymakers, academics and researchers to participate in the International Research Conference on Remittances in Manila, Philippines on 30-31 March 2009. The conference is a two-day event intended to provide a venue for discussing the macroeconomic consequences and policy implications of remittance flows in the Philippines and the rest of Asia.

The conference will revolve around the theme: "The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances: Implications for Monetary and Financial Policies in Asia". Major sessions of the conference will include the following:

  • Macroeconomic consequences of remittances, including implications on monetary policy
  • Microeconomic channels through which remittances impact on the macroeconomy, e.g. labor supply behavior and human capital accumulation
  • Remittances and their impact on the financial sector, including implications on financial policies

Those interested in presenting their research work on remittances during the conference are requested to submit a draft paper or a two-page proposal to the Technical Secretariat. The proposal should include the title of the paper, the author(s)' affiliation and contact information, the main issues to be examined, the relevant literature, the intended contribution of the paper to the literature, and data sets and methodology to be employed. Authors are also requested to provide a brief curriculum vitae.

Proposals may be submitted through email (secretariat.mpss@bsp.gov.ph). Further information about the conference will be posted on the BSP website at http://www.bsp.gov.ph. Deadline for submission of draft papers/proposals is on 31 December 2008. The Conference Committee will evaluate proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor and policy relevance, and will contact the authors whose papers have been selected by 31 January 2009. A work-in-progress draft will be requested by 28 February 2009.

The conference will grant an honorarium of US$1,000.00 for each paper selected for presentation. Funding is available to cover the airfare and accommodation of international/regional paper presenters whose cost of participation to the conference will not be shouldered by a sponsoring organization/institution.  


Deadline for submission of draft paper/proposal

31 December 2008

Decision to accept papers

31 January 2009

Submission of work-in-progress/complete papers

28 February 2009

Conference Proper

30-31 March 2009

For any inquiry about the conference, please contact:

BSP Technical Secretariat
c/o Racquel A. Claveria and/or Vic K. Delloro
Email: secretariat.mpss@bsp.gov.ph
Tel. No.: +632 524-7011 local 2965 or 2966
Tel/Fax. No.: +632 524-3117 (direct line)

Download: PDF copy of Call for Papers

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