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The Event

This is the second edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. The series is an initiative of PolEconFin, a platform for researchers active in the political economy of finance.

This second edition will be dedicated to the intersection between political institutions, central banks, and the real sector.

The academic programme will consist of six papers with discussants and also feature a keynote lecture by:

Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley and CEPR

Questions regarding central banks’ independence and their mandates have repeatedly drawn renewed interest, first in the context of legacy issues in financial crises, the COVID-19 shock and the world climate emergency. This concerns both their role as supervisors and monetary policy authorities. At the same time, technological evolution in finance also challenges the modus operandi of central banks. These broad questions have major political economy implications.

Further information

The conference will be held at the University of Amsterdam in a hybrid format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Saturday 12 November 2022 and followed by a dinner with all participants. Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

We invite you to register your interest in attending either in person or online using this link and the programme is available here.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan ([email protected]) for assistance (with subject header “2nd CEPR Conference Political Economy of Central Banks”).

Organising committee:

• Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University Rotterdam
• Enrico Perotti, University of Amsterdam and CEPR
• Magdalena Rola-Janicka, Tilburg University

Programme committee:

• Jean-Edouard Colliard, HEC Paris and CEPR
• Dana Foarta, Stanford University and CEPR
• Hans Gersbach, ETH Zurich and CEPR
• Rainer Haselmann, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR
• Deniz Igan, Bank for International Settlements and CEPR
• Elisabeth Kempf, University of Chicago and CEPR
• Kris James Mitchener, Santa Clara University and CEPR
• Alessandro Riboni, Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR
• Martin Schmalz, University of Oxford and CEPR
• Christoph Trebesch, Kiel University and CEPR


Conference website: 

Email: [email protected]