8th NBU-NBP Annual Research Conference Navigating the Changing Landscape: Central Banks in a New Normal

Amid the evolving landscape of global economics, policymakers and economists continuously deliberate on the intricate dynamics of central banking. In times of severe crises and large shocks this question receives a renewed attention as traditional policy frameworks face new challenges and constraints. This in turn pushes central banks to adapt their policies and improve analytical toolkits.

Today, the world faces a new normal marked by hurdles of post-pandemic recovery, russian full-scale aggression against Ukraine, and other structural shifts of the global environment. This prompts a question of how the central banks should navigate the changing landscape without compromising their independence and credibility.

The 8th Annual Research Conference jointly organized by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) will delve into the intricacies of central banking in times of large shocks and extreme uncertainty. Covering a broad range of topics, from monetary policy frameworks and financial stability considerations to post-war recovery, sanctions, and transition towards sustainable practices.

The two-day event will take place in a hybrid format in Kyiv (Ukraine). The program will feature keynotes, policy panels and presentations of research papers in a blended online/onsite format.

Gita Gopinath, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Frank Smets, Adviser in the Counsel to the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, are confirmed keynote speakers.


More information here.

The Academic Committee invites submissions in the following areas (non-exhaustive):
 Post-war recovery through European integration
 Sanctions: enforcement and compliance
 Central banking in new normal
 Role of supply and demand shocks
 Income, wealth and inflation inequality
 Labor market structural changes
 Transition towards sustainable practices
 Supply chain disruptions
 New dimensions of policy: regional and urban regeneration
 Role of new technologies in rebuilding financial markets

Academic Committee:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley (chair)
Oleksiy Kryvtsov, Bank of Canada
Krzysztof Makarski, National Bank of Poland
Jacek Suda, National Bank of Poland
Sergiy Nikolaychuk, National Bank of Ukraine
Volodymyr Lepushynskyi, National Bank of Ukraine
Oleksandr Faryna, National Bank of Ukraine
Mihnea Constantinescu, National Bank of Ukraine

Paper Submission:
Submit your paper by email to [email protected], using as email subject ARC2024 NameOfPaper NameFirstAuthor. No submission fee is charged.
The deadline for submission is 29 March 2024 (12 pm EET).
Please mention in the email whether you plan to attend in person or virtually.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 April 2024.