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Events

Central Banking and Financial Policy brings together policymakers, academic researchers, policy experts, students, and financial industry participants to discuss important current policy issues and looming financial developments where more research on policy choices and outcomes is needed. To date, CBFP has done that through a series of public: conferencesworkshopsspeechesroundtables, and guest lectures, on topics including monetary policyregulation and supervisory policy, macroprudential policies, and financial structure and stability issues.

Monetary Policy Workshops

The workshop provides an annual forum for new thinking and debate about central bank operating procedures and frameworks.

The New York Fed and Columbia SIPA annual Workshop on Monetary Policy Implementation is an annual event which brings together international experts in monetary policy design and implementation to brainstorm and debate the “new normal” for central banks. Plans (and execution of plans) for the normalization of monetary policy are an opportunity for central banks to step back and consider how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of monetary policy, taking into account the lessons of the 2007-09 financial crisis and the important changes in global financial structure since then. The workshop provides an annual forum for new thinking and debate about central bank operating procedures and frameworks. Participants span academia, the financial industry, as well as current and former central bankers from around the world– to discuss the “new normal” in central bank monetary policy implementation frameworks.

Bank Research Conference

This conference aims to improve dialogue across the major stakeholders in financial regulatory policy.

The Columbia SIPA-Bank Policy Institute Annual Bank Research Conference brings together experts from academia, regulatory agencies and the financial industry each year to discuss and debate the latest research on bank regulation and its impact on the financial system and the economy.  Research papers (chosen from an open Call for Papers each year) are presented by authors and discussed by both researchers and regulatory practitioners.  The aim of the conference it to improve dialogue across the major stakeholders in financial regulatory policy.

2020 Webinar Series: Central Banking in the COVID-19 Era

Featured Webinar

Global Liquidity and International Lender of Last Resort

This webinar will cover new and old lessons about global liquidity and international lender of last resort: effectiveness, usage and limits of swap line arrangements; the evolution of multilateral lending arrangements particularly for EMs; the IMF short-term liquidity facilities; and lessons on global liquidity risks from the COVID period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked extraordinary economic policy responses by central banks, financial regulators and other financial policymakers around the world.  This webinar series will be bring together current and former policymakers from central banks and regulators, as well as SIPA faculty and other scholars, to discuss the structure and impact of these changes.  Which policies have been more or less effective in “cushioning the blow” of the pandemic for households and businesses?  How have different economic policymakers -- fiscal, monetary, regulatory -- coordinated their policy responses either within or across countries? How has the nature of this particular crisis driven policy choices? What practical policy lessons have we learned from the experience so far?  What else may need to be done on the economic policy front?

  • Global Liquidity and Lender of Last Resort
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Policy Challenges for Emerging Markets Central Banks
  • Implications for Central Bank Independence
  • Recent Lessons for Financial Regulation and Macroprudential Policy