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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 organizing the Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance and Central Banking to be held in person and online on November 14 and 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.

Program: Monday, November 14 (AM)

Opening Remarks

09:00–09:15 (ET)
Tiff Macklem (Governor of the Bank of Canada)

Session 1: Monetary Policy, Gender and Underrepresented Groups

09:15–11:15 (ET)
Chair: Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)

Inclusive Monetary Policy: How Tight Labor Markets Facilitate Broad-Based Employment Growth

  • Nittai Bergman (Tel Aviv University)
  • David Matsa (Northwestern University)
  • Michael Weber (University of Chicago)
  • Discussant: Felipe Alves (Bank of Canada)

Does Monetary Policy Narrow or Widen the Racial Gap in U.S.? Evidence From the Housing Market

  • Qi Li (Penn State University)
  • Xu Zhang (Bank of Canada)
  • Discussant: Munseob Lee (UC San Diego)

Yellin’ at Yellen: Gender Bias in the Federal Reserve Congressional Hearings


11:15–11:45 (ET)
Poster session on Indigenous economics

Keynote Address

11:45–12:45 (ET)
Chair: Jim MacGee (Bank of Canada)

Inequality, Productivity and the Organisation of Labor

Program: Monday, November 14 (PM)

Session 2: Diversity and Inclusion in Economics and Good Practice

14:00–16:00 (ET)
Chair: Ana Lamo (European Central Bank)

Retaining Talent in Organizations: Masculinity, Diversity, Inclusion and Norms

The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo – Evidence from Research Collaborations

Gender and the Time Cost of Peer Review

  • Diane Alexander (Wharton School)
  • Olga Gorelkina (University of Liverpool)
  • Erin Hengel (University College London)
  • Discussant: Marlène Koffi (University of Toronto)

Program: Tuesday, November 15

Policy Panel: Post-Covid Challenges for Women and Underrepresented Groups

09:00–10:30 (ET)
Moderator: Sharon Kozicki (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada)

Session 3: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Financial Markets

10:30–12:15 (ET)
Chair: Julia Giese (Bank of England)

Bank Competition and Entrepreneurial Gaps: Evidence from Bank Deregulation

The Impact of Minority Representation at Mortgage Lenders

  • Scott Frame (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)
  • Ruidi Huang (Southern Methodist University)
  • Erik Mayer (Southern Methodist University)
  • Adi Sunderam (Harvard Business School)
  • Discussant: Robert Clark (Queen’s University)

Applications or Approvals: What Drives Racial Disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program?

  • Sergey Chernenko (Purdue University)
  • Nathan Kaplan (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  • Asani Sarkar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  • David Scharfstein (Harvard Business School)
  • Discussant: Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins (St. John’s University)

Closing Remarks

12:15–12:30 (ET)
Pablo Hernández de Cos (Governor of the Banco de España)

Poster session on Indigenous economics

Central Bank Network for Indigenous Inclusion

  • Suzette Argo (Bank of Canada)

Organizing committee

Content Type(s): Conferences and workshops

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