Central Bank Membership

CEPR MEMBERSHIP FOR CENTRAL BANKS

"CEPR has become a synomym for the kind of economics we need." Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

As Benoit Coeuré, member of the ECB executive board, recently remarked, “Central banks today operate in a highly interconnected world. They need a profound understanding of the international macroeconomics adjustment process. The research community can help policy makers answering their fundamental questions about globalization and shaping their response in terms of governance and regulation.” CEPR membership can help with this by connecting Central Bankers with Europe’s leading network of researchers – a “producers’ cooperative” of over 1000 Fellows and Affiliates based in universities and public sector institutions in Europe and beyond.

"A unique contribution to the application of serious empirical research to economic policy debates in Europe." Mervyn King, former Governor, Bank of EnglandCEPR researchers are at the forefront of every area of research that is relevant to the 21st century challenges facing Central Banks. From international macroeconomics, monetary policy and banking and financial market regulation to labour economics, exchange rate pass-through and global value chains, CEPR researchers are carrying out the research that today’s central banks need to know about, as it is being completed.

Today’s economics and finance journals are publishing work based on drafts that first appeared two to four years previously –  even discussion paper series are typically six months to a year behind the frontier. These long publication lags mean that following the published academic literature is no longer sufficient. CEPR Membership is an excellent way of staying on top of the latest developments in techniques, thinking and results. 

Each year CEPR holds around 70 conferences, workshops, discussion meetings and briefings and publishes over 700 Discussion Papers, Policy Insights, and eBooks. Since 2007, CEPR’s research outreach has been amplified by VoxEU.org – the CEPR Policy Portal. 

Membership can also enhance your organization’s profile as an active participant in economics and research. Members are acknowledged publicly on our website and in our Annual Report, and it is also possible to gain additional profile building through conference sponsorship.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Central Bank CEPR Members receive a wide range of benefits, varying according to their level of financial engagement with CEPR. We offer a Standard and a Premium package. 

Standard Package

Direct electronic access to publications
All staff members of institutions taking on a Standard Package receive free, unlimited and immediate online access to our Discussion Paper series and all for-pay publications. These papers publish cutting edge research findings several months or years before they appear in journals. We now publish over 700 papers annually. 

Opportunity to attend CEPR conferences and seminars  
CEPR organises conferences of an unrivalled standard. The sound academic backing from our affiliated researchers ensures consistently strong conference programmes, where top level speakers address issues of direct relevance to Central Banks’ core mission. The conferences provide excellent networking and branding opportunities. After more than 30 years of bringing economists together, CEPR is well known in the public and private sectors and is able to attract high calibre audiences of key decision-makers and opinion-brokers across business and government.

The opportunity to sponsor conferences jointly with CEPR on topics of mutual interest 
CEPR organizes conferences of an unrivalled standard. The sound academic backing from our affiliated researchers ensures consistently strong conference programmes, where top level speakers address issues of direct relevance to Central Banks’ core mission. The conferences provide excellent networking and branding opportunities. After more than 30 years of bringing economists together, CEPR is well known in the public and private sectors and is able to attract high calibre audiences of key decision-makers and opinion-brokers across business and government.

A hard copy of any CEPR publication free upon request
These include our current series of joint publications with the World Bank and a number of volumes jointly with Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. These conference volumes contain revised versions of papers presented at CEPR conferences. CEPR produces a range of Reports, often in collaboration with other research organisations. The collection includes the annual Geneva Reports on the World Economy (jointly with ICMB), as well as the many eBooks and eReports published by CEPR’s policy portal, VoxEU.org.

Invitation to the annual CEPR Roundtable
The CEPR Roundtable, which takes place every nine months, brings together CEPR members, major funders and Research Fellows with highlevel policymakers to discuss current economic issues. Recent Roundtables have focussed on macroprudential regulation; secular stagnation; and the consequences of low interest rates,
amongst other topics.

Receive acknowledgement in CEPR’s Annual Report 
More than 30 Central Banks around the world are CEPR Members and this critical contribution to research is acknowledged in CEPR’s Annual Report.

For further details on membership, please contact Nadine Clarke by phone or email (Tel: +44 (0)207 183 8810 Email: nclarke@cepr.org).

Premium Package

Premium Members are core supporters of CEPR and thus enjoy an engagement with CEPR that is qualitatively different from that of our two dozen or so Standard Central Bank Members. In particular, CEPR works with its Premium Members to find creative ways of fostering interactions of leading CEPR scholars with Central Bank policy makers and researchers. Premium Membership can be thought of as a bespoke relationship – engagement with our network that is more direct and more selective. This includes – in addition to all the benefits of the Standard Membership:

Assured invitation to our CEPR events
All members may request invitations, but Premium Members are assured of up to 10 invitations per year for their researchers to CEPR events of their choosing. CEPR will strive to accommodate all requests but in the case of oversubscription or limits on physical capacity, we will follow a first-come-first-served rule with preference granted to Premium Members. Events available include our annual symposia on macroeconomics and on finance where the papers presented represent the academic state of the art in each area.

Access to publishing on VoxEU.org
Premium Members have assured dissemination of their research to a wide audience via VoxEU.org, (CEPR’s policy portal) which receives visits from 250,000 distinct visitors per month. Specifically, Premium Members have the right to publish at least six columns per year on VoxEU.org based on papers that appear in their institution’s research discussion paper series or similar publications. The procedures for selecting columns will be agreed by the Premium Members’ Head of Research and the VoxEU Editor-in-Chief. 

Individualised briefing sessions by CEPR researchers
Premium Members may request special, individualised briefing sessions for their research staff given by CEPR experts. CEPR will intermediate with the researchers to facilitate such meetings. 

Invitation to the Leaders’ Circle
The Leaders’ Circle is a high-level meeting which brings together key supporters and stakeholders of CEPR under the guidance of CEPR’s Chairman Sir Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. It provides a forum for a frank exchange of views between leaders of the financial and central banking community, key decision makers and top academics.

The Leaders’ Circle convenes annually with the aim of identifying crucial issues of importance to the global economic and financial community, and addressing them in a manner that draws on diverse viewpoints, while being beneficial to all concerned. Circle Members also have the opportunity to make suggestions on CEPR’s research and policy direction. The 2015 Leader’s Circle featured Paul Krugman, and Olivier Blanchard led discussions at the Leaders' Circle in March 2016.

Direct access to a network of over 1000 of Europe’s leading economists 
We offer our Premium members a special service by identifying researchers in our network working in specific areas that are of particular interest to them. 

For further details on membership, please contact Nadine Clarke by phone or email (Tel: +44 (0)207 183 8810 Email: nclarke@cepr.org).

Additional information

Please inquire about other special services or activities CEPR can offer your institution, tailored to its special needs. 

Download the Central Bank Membership brochure