Dear Young Scholars,
We are utterly delighted to invite you to join us at the Future of Central Banking Conference which will take place on May 26th-28th, 2019 in Talloires (Annecy, France).
The role of central banks in the Western World has greatly evolved following the Great Financial Crisis, both in terms of the widening of their objectives (with notably the rise of macros-prudential policy) and in the conduct of monetary policy itself. Indeed, the balance-sheets' size of the most powerful central banks in the world have reached unprecedented levels, and with it the power of central banks, who are under increasing scrutiny of the public.
Against this background, is it desirable for central banks to normalize their policy (and shrink the size of their balance-sheets) and if so how? Should central banks "stay neutral" in the way they conduct monetary policy or should they actively orientate credit and money to sustainable development? Would a central bank digital currency help to achieve monetary policy's objectives? Should we change the institutional setup of money creation?These are examples of questions that will be tackled during the conference.
Conference: the conference will feature speakers from both the academia (Louis-Philippe Rochon, Gary Dymski, Dominique Plihon, Mario Seccareccia, among others) and the central banking world (Victor Constancio, Ulrich Bindseil, Natacha Valla, among others). Please find the programme attached to this email!
Pre-conference YSI workshop (on May 26th): a special YSI workshop will be hosted by Keynesian and Financial Stability working groups during which these issues will be discussed in a smaller group format (more details soon!).
All applicants must fill the following application form by March 15th, 2019.
Successful candidates will be contacted by YSI until the end of March. YSI will offer accommodation and partial travel support for selected candidates. The partial travel stipends will be equivalent to within-Europe travel costs, but not restricted only to within-Europe based young scholars. Students will also receive a discount in the conference registration fee.
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
Céline, Sylvio & Guilherme on behalf of the Financial Stability WG & Keynesian Economics WG