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Bank of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
October 12–14, 2022

The Bank of Canada is pleased to host the Economics of Payments XI conference. This conference offers an opportunity for economists, central bankers, and policymakers to present and discuss their studies on topics related to payment, clearing and settlement systems. The conference will include special sessions jointly organised with Payments Canada on topics related to payments policy.

Call for papers

Interested researchers are invited to submit papers on the topics of payments and financial market infrastructures, including but not limited to:

  • economic research on Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • impact of innovations in the retail and wholesale payments landscape (e.g., Distributed Ledger Technology, FinTech, Decentralized Finance) on payments behaviour and competition
  • adoption, usage, efficiency, and safety of payments, clearing, settlement and related arrangements
  • risk management at financial market infrastructures (including credit, market, operational and cyber risks)
  • challenges and opportunities in supervision and regulation of financial market infrastructures
  • issues surrounding traditional payments methods – such as cash, credit and debit cards – and the evolving payments ecosystem (e.g., financial inclusion, innovations such as buy-now-pay-later, faster payment services, inter-operability, and cross-border payments)
  • application of emerging methods to payment systems (e.g., artificial intelligence and data science)

The deadline for submission of completed papers via Conference Maker (extended abstracts will also be considered) is June 29, 2022. Authors of accepted contributions will be notified by August 15, 2022.

In light of the uncertain evolution of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the decision about the conference format (hybrid, virtual or in-person) will be made based on public health guidelines. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers who will be able to travel to Ottawa for the conference will be reimbursed.

Scientific committee

  • Bank of Canada: James Chapman, Jonathan Chiu and Kim P. Huynh
  • Bank of Finland: Matti Hellqvist
  • Bank for International Settlements: Morten Bech and Tara Rice
  • Bank of Mexico and Centre for Latin American Monetary Studies: Serafin Jaramillo Martinez
  • Federal Reserve System: Antoine Martin (New York), William Roberds and Oz Shy (Atlanta)
  • Wharton Financial Institutions Center: James McAndrews

Local organizing committee

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Content Type(s): Conferences and workshops

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