First Annual BEAR Conference: The Monetary Toolkit

We are launching a series of annual conferences to promote its research agenda. The first edition will focus on The Monetary Toolkit.

About the conference

Date: 24-25 February 2022

Location: Bank of England Conference Centre and Teams

We are organising a conference on the Monetary Toolkit theme of the Bank of England Agenda for Research (BEAR). The aim of the conference is to promote BEAR with researchers in academia, other central banks and international institutions, and to foster discussion and collaboration with our researchers.

The conference will consist of academic presentations as well as high-level policy discussions led by:

Tobias Adrian (IMF)
Ben Broadbent (Bank of England)
Mary Daly (FRBSF)
Isabel Schnabel (ECB)
Minouche Shafik (LSE)

Keynote speakers:

Arvind Krishnamurthy (Stanford)
Gauti Eggertsson (Brown)

We invite theoretical and applied submissions on monetary policy instruments, and on the new strategy questions that monetary policymakers are facing.

Submissions related to the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Monetary/Fiscal Policy interaction, including in light of recent international experiences
  • Transmission mechanism of central banks asset purchases (including state-dependence), how effective are they and how have they evolved over time
  • Interaction between asset purchases, effective lower bounds, and market functioning
  • Tools for central banks to provide funding, lending, and liquidity support beyond the banking sector
  • Implications of negative policy rates, especially on lending and banking channels
  • Effects of normalisation of unconventional policies, and optimal “new normal” for monetary policy, including optimal mix of different policy tools

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2021

Submission Guidelines: Full papers should be submitted to BearConference@bankofengland.co.uk. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by 15 December 2021.

Registration Deadline: 1 February 2022

Call for papers

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