Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance (QCGBF)

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance (QCGBF)

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King’s Business School is delighted to announce that the Annual Conference of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance (QCGBF) will be held on 17/18 May 2021 at King’s Business School in London. 

QCGBF is a research centre dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policymaking, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation.

The conference titled “Challenges facing Central Banks in the 2020s” will focus on new directions in central bank research and policymaking. Areas of interest include, but are not confined to:

  • Central bank mandates, policy frameworks and governance arrangements,
  • Understanding the interaction of fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies,
  • Understanding new and emerging threats to economic stability, including COVID, climate change and new financial technologies,
  • Conducting monetary and macroprudential policies in times of uncertainty and
  • Data analytics for central banking.

Please note: Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, this conference may be held virtually, but the dates will remain the same.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court (Former permanent Secretary of the UK Treasury (2005-2016)
  • Lucrezia Reichlin (Professor of Economics at London Business School)

We will also have a panel on how monetary policy frameworks and mandates should evolve in the face of challenges like the Covid-19 crisis and climate change. This panel will feature Argia Sbordone (Vice President and Function Head, Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Frank Smets (Director-general of economics at the European Central Bank) and Gertjan Vlieghe (Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England).

Call for Papers

Those interested in presenting their work at this conference should submit a draft of their paper via the conference website by 23:59 GMT on 24 January 2021. Abstracts will not be accepted. Please mention whether you are willing to act as a discussant and if you would also like to be considered for a poster session.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 19 February 2021. Financial assistance is available for presenters and discussants of accepted papers.

The QCGBF Scientific Committee

David Aikman  – Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (King’s College London)

Francesca Monti – Deputy Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (King’s College London)

George Kapetanios – Professor of Finance and Econometrics (King’s College London)

Sinem Hacioglu Hoke – Senior Economist (Bank of England)

Georgios Chortareas – Professor of Economics (King’s College London)

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