5th conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking

Call for papers

About the conference

Date: 7 March 2024
Location: Bank of Spain, Madrid

The conference is hosted by the Bank of Spain in Madrid, and co-organised by the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Spain, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the European Central Bank. It is the fifth in a series of conferences that primarily focuses on issues encountered by under-represented groups in economics, finance, and central banking.

We invite pieces of research focused on cutting edge methods, measurement, and analyses related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Submissions from groups which are traditionally under-represented in economics and finance are especially encouraged. We expect most papers to take the form of academic-style research. We are also open to studies from practitioners or involving other professions that draw on or shed light on the experience in the economics, finance, and central banking professions, or that highlight the effects of practical steps to increase diversity and inclusion in all their forms.

Areas of particular interest on the fields of economics and finance include, but are not limited to: diversity and inclusivity at central banks and how they relate to research and decision making, the existence of gender, racial, or other demographic biases that may affect households’ and firms’ financial decisions and influence the efficacy of monetary policy, the implications of monetary policy for income, wealth and consumption inequality, as well as the heterogeneous impacts of the recent inflation surge and other macroeconomic shocks for different demographic groups.


Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts should be submitted by email to DEIconference@bde.es (subject line: “Submission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference 2024”). The deadline for submission is 17 October

A strong preference will be given to completed manuscripts. Extended abstracts should demonstrate depth of work on methodology, data sources and expected research findings.

More information: Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking - Banco de España, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and European Central Bank

Call for papers


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