The Bank of Canada will be hosting “Retail Payments Workshop: Theory and Empirics” in Ottawa, ON, Canada on October 24-25, 2018.  Attached please find the full call for papers.

We welcome paper submissions on the following topics:

  • Understanding payment adoption and usage from the perspective of consumers, retailers, and payment infrastructures.
  • Demand for cash, and the usage of high-denomination banknotes
  • Cryptocurrencies, FinTech, E-money, and payment innovations.
  • Payments efficiency and the interplay with retail payment infrastructures.
  • Retail payment surveys (consumer, retailer, other payment infrastructures) or other novel data collection methods and their associated econometric methods.

We encourage early stage work and the first day (October 24) will be devoted to short presentations, poster sessions, and informal discussions.  The second day will be devoted to more completed work.  Please submit a copy of your paper or extended abstract (about 500 words) by August 15, 2018 to .

Central bank participants are expected to cover their own travel while partial travel support will be considered for academics.  Please let us know if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Please feel free to pass along the Call for Papers to anyone who might be interested.

Thanks and best regards,

Organizing committee

Heng Chen, Principal Researcher, Currency Department, Bank of Canada
Ben Fung, Director, Currency Department, Bank of Canada
Christopher S. Henry, Survey Methodologist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada
Kim P. Huynh, Senior Research Advisor, Currency Department, Bank of Canada
Angelika Welte, Senior Economist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada