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Níl an t-ábhar seo ar fáil i nGaeilge.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance and Central Banking

Joint conference of the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Board

Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Hybrid event: Conference centre of the Bank of Canada (Ottawa) and online

This conference is the fourth in a series of annual conferences that primarily focuses on issues encountered by under-represented groups in economics, finance, and central banking.

All meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule unless otherwise noted.

Follow the live webcast of the conference on Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 November 2022.


Times are Eastern Standard Time (CET-5)

* indicates the presenter

Monday, 14 November 2022



Welcome & Housekeeping


Opening Remarks

Tiff Macklem, Governor of the Bank of Canada


Session 1: Monetary Policy, Gender and Under-represented Groups

Chair: Brian Doyle, Federal Reserve Board


Inclusive Monetary Policy: How Tight Labor Markets Facilitate Broad-Based Employment Growth

  • Nittai Bergman, Tel Aviv University
  • David Matsa, Northwestern University
  • Michael Weber*, University of Chicago

Discussant: Felipe Alves, Bank of Canada


Does Monetary Policy Narrow or Widen the Racial Gap in U.S.? Evidence From the Housing Market

  • Qi Li, Penn State University
  • Xu Zhang*, Bank of Canada

Discussant: Munseob Lee, UC San Diego


Yellin’ at Yellen: Gender Bias in the Federal Reserve Congressional Hearings

  • James Bisbee, New York University
  • Nicolò Fraccaroli*, Brown University
  • Andreas Kern, Georgetown University

Discussant: Michelle Alexopoulos, University of Toronto


Break & Poster session on Indigenous Economics

  • Central Bank Network for Indigenous Inclusion
    Suzette Argo, Bank of Canada
  • First Nations Access to Cash and Financial Services
    Heng Chen, Bank of Canada
  • Indigenous Business Survey
    James Fudurich, Bank of Canada
  • Presentation 4
    Casey Lozard, Federal Bank of Minneapolis
  • Exploring Māori access to capital in New Zealand
    Adam Richardson, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Keynote Address

Chair: tbc

Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics




Session 2: Diversity and Inclusion in Economics and Good Practice

Chair: Ana Lamo, European Central Bank


Retaining Talent in Organizations: Diversity, Inclusion and Norms

  • Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD
  • Daisy Pollenne*, University of Oxford
  • Kaisa Snellman, INSEAD

Discussant: Natalia Emanuel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo –Evidence from Research Collaborations

Marina Gertsberg, University Melbourne

Discussant: Kevin Devereux, Peking University


Gender and the Time Cost of Peer Review

  • Diane Alexander, Wharton School
  • Olga Gorelkina, University of Liverpool
  • Erin Hengel*, University College London

Discussant: Marlene Koffi, University of Toronto


End of day 1

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Welcome back & Housekeeping


Policy Panel: Post-Covid Challenges for Women and Underrepresented Groups

Moderator: Sharon Kozicki (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada


  • Claudia Buch, Vice President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Lisa Cook, Governor, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Soledad Nuñez, Member of the Executive Commission and General Board of the Banco de España



Session 3: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Financial Market

Chair: May Rostom, Bank of England


Bank Competition and Entrepreneurial Gaps: Evidence from Bank Deregulation

Xiang Li, Boston College

Discussant: Evren Damar, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


The Impact of Minority Representation at Mortgage Lenders

  • Scott Frame, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Ruidi Huang*, Southern Methodist University
  • Erik Mayer, Southern Methodist University
  • Adi Sunderam, Harvard Business School

Discussant: Robert Clark, Queen’s University


Applications or Approvals: What Drives Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program?

  • Sergey Chernenko, Purdue University
  • Nathan Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Asani Sarkar*, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • David Scharfstein, Harvard Business School

Discussant: Rachel Marie Brooks Atkin, St. John’s University


Closing Remarks

Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Banco de España

End of conference

Time allocation
Presenter: 20 minutes; Discussant: 10 minutes; General Discussion: 10 minutes

Audiovisual notice: Images and video recordings may be published online

Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information


Bank of Canada
Conference center
30 Bank Street

Conference language


Organising committee

  • Brian Doyle, The Federal Reserve
  • Chiara Scotti, The Federal Reserve
  • Ana Lamo, European Central Bank
  • Julia Giese, Bank of England
  • Sermin Gungor, Bank of Canada
  • Césaire Meh, Bank of Canada
  • Eva Murciano, European Central Bank

Conference website

Bank of Canada