Call for papers

Global Research Forum on International Macroeconomics and Finance

Sponsored by the European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Washington DC, 13-14 November 2014

Deadline for submission of papers: 1 June 2014

The second biannual Global Research Forum on International Macroeconomics and Finance, organised by the European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will be held at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC from 13 to 14 November 2014. The purpose of the Forum is to promote the discussion of frontier research on empirical and theoretical issues in international finance, banking and macroeconomics, with a special eye on the relevance for monetary policy. In the wake of financial crises in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, policymakers around the world face many challenges. These include maintaining financial stability while withdrawing monetary accommodation and assessing international spillovers from the associated policies. Paper submissions addressing these and related issues are highly encouraged. Some specific examples of relevant topics are:

  • indicators of financial stress, sovereign default risks and international capital flows;
  • international asset market co-movements and cross-border capital flows;
  • understanding safe assets and international capital consequences;
  • international spillovers of unconventional monetary policy;
  • impact of regulation and policy on international financial markets and institutions;
  • implications for financial and macroeconomic stability of cross-border bank linkages.

Conference papers will be placed on a website; there will be no conference volume. Although this call is being circulated fairly widely, further circulation is encouraged, especially to younger economists.

Complete manuscripts or extended abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF format to by 1 June 2014.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 July 2014.

Travel expenses of presenting authors will be reimbursed (though participants from central banks and other official institutions will be expected to cover their own expenses).

We look forward to hearing from you,
Luca Dedola, Linda Goldberg, John Rogers, Livio Stracca