Call for papers
The scientific committee invites theoretical, empirical, and applied submissions in three broad areas: CBDC/cryptocurrencies, decentralised finance, and artificial intelligence/machine learning/big data. Preference will be given to submissions that are relevant to various aspects of macroeconomic policy, including monetary policy transmission, macroprudential policy, and financial stability.
Submissions related to the following questions are especially encouraged:
- What are the implications of different design choices for digital currencies (issued by central banks or private entities) for monetary policy transmission and international spillovers?
- How do digital currencies, changes in market design and disruptive entrants affect competition and the stability of the financial system?
- What are the implications of the deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence by firms for the financial system, and how can they be deployed by supervisors?
- How can central banks use big data to inform their decision-making?
The conference will be held in London on the 27 and 28 of February 2023 as an in-person event. Papers should be submitted to BearConference@bankofengland.co.uk no later than 13 November 2022. Full papers are preferred, but in exceptional circumstances (such as papers of a more descriptive nature and with industry focus that are nevertheless highly policy-relevant) extended abstracts will be considered. When making a submission, please indicate if you would also be available to discuss a paper within your area of expertise. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by early December 2022.
Scientific committee: Marco Bardoscia, Robert Czech, Peter Eccles, Richard Harrison, Andreas Joseph, Kunal Khairnar, Michael Kumhof, Marco Pinchetti and Paolo Siciliani.
Call for papers
Opening remarks and session 1 - New Digital Instruments and New Fragilities: Theory
Session 2 - New Digital Technologies and Risk Assessment
Session 3 - CBDC and Monetary Policy: Theory and Quantitative Results
First keynote address - Rethinking Monetary Policy in a Changing World
Policy panel - Can Effective Regulation Make Cryptoassets and Stablecoins Useful?
Second keynote address - Walk the talk: Reflections from a public sector innovator
Session 4 - Cryptocurrencies and Stablecoins: What Can We Learn from the Data?