Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and European Central Bank are organising the Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking to be held in-person and on-line on November 14–15, 2022. The conference is hosted by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and it is the fourth in a series of annual conferences that primarily focuses on issues encountered by under-represented groups in economics, finance, and central banking.

Call for papers

We invite papers drawn from a variety of methods, perspectives, and disciplines. Submissions from groups which are traditionally under-represented in economics and finance are especially encouraged. We expect most papers to take the form of academic-style research. We welcome studies from practitioners or studies that draw on or shed light on experiences in other professions in economics, finance, and central banking, or that highlight the effects of practical steps to increase diversity and inclusion. We also invite submission of research focused on cutting edge methods, measurement, and analyses related to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as research examining the impact of Covid.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • How can the fields of economics, finance and central banking better attract and retain members of under-represented groups?
  • What are the obstacles to greater diversity, equity and inclusion in these fields? What steps can be taken to overcome them, including in the light of the challenges and opportunities that have arisen during the pandemic?
  • What are the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on women and other under-represented groups? What can be done to alleviate the challenges they face in the post-Covid environment?
  • What role does diversity, equity and inclusion play in policymaking at central banks?


Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts should be submitted by .

  • A strong preference will be given to completed manuscripts.
  • Extended abstracts should demonstrate depth of work on methodology, data sources and expected research findings.

Papers will be selected by the program committee that consists of researchers from each of the four central banks.

  • Authors of accepted abstracts should submit the completed manuscript no later than October 1, 2022.
  • There is no conference fee. Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters of accepted papers.

Important dates

  • April 30, 2022: Deadline to submit your paper or abstract.
  • June 30, 2022: Last day for notifying the authors of the accepted papers.
  • October 1, 2022: Deadline to submit the final draft of your paper.
  • November 14–15, 2022: Conference

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