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

Hosted by the Bank of Spain

7 March 2024


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.


Deadline for submission: 17 October 2023

Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts should be submitted by email to (subject line: “Submission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference 2024”). The deadline for submission is 17 October 2023.

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

We are planning for the conference to be held in-person. At the same time, we understand that not everyone will be able to travel to Madrid, due to personal circumstances or traveling restrictions. Please, let us know if this would be your case as we might enable authors to present their work remotely


Contributions will be selected by the program committee that consists of researchers from each of the five central banks. Authors chosen to present will be notified by 2 December 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts should submit the completed manuscript no later than 31 January 2024.

There is no conference fee. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters of accepted papers.

More information about the conference

For more details please have a look at the conference website or send an email.