Specialty Conference


Call for Paper: Fintech and Digital Currencies

26 - 27 September 2019  •  Basel, Switzerland

Together with the ABFER and the CEPR, the Bank for International Settlements is hosting a two-day workshop on “Fintech and Digital Currencies”. Taking place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019 in Basel, the conference aims to stimulate debate and research on financial innovation and the digital economy.

The workshop will bring together leading academics, central bankers and bank supervisors. The topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:

  • Implications for financial markets of the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and crypto-assets, and the macroeconomic outcomes;
  • Technological innovations in financial and payment systems: implications for financial intermediation;
  • Consequences of digitalisation for financial stability, monetary transmission and the conduct of monetary policy;
  • How financial innovation can help central banks to achieve their mandates;
  • Central bank digital currencies: pros and cons;
  • How central banks and financial regulators might respond to recent financial innovations;
  • Big data and consumer protection in the financial sector;
  • Financial innovation and new funding models (eg ICOs); and
  • Technology and financial inclusion.

If you would like to submit a paper, please visit https://portal.cepr.org/fintech-and-digital-currencies-conference and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 20 7183 8804. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above.

The submission deadline is 31 March, 2019 (18:00 GMT). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 30, 2019. There is no conference fee. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered.

Organising Committee
Antonio Fatas (INSEAD, ABFER and CEPR)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS and CEPR)
Amit Seru (Stanford University, ABFER and CEPR)