Asian research networks
The Asian research networks aim to facilitate the sharing of policy-relevant research among network members, promote further research on topics of interest to central banks in the Asia-Pacific region, and disseminate research to a wider audience. Two networks were established in January 2007: one focusing on monetary policy and exchange rates and another focusing on financial markets and institutions. The network works on the basis of informal, voluntary cooperation among peers. It is neither a BIS working group, nor a technical assistance programme.
The Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Network (MPER Network)
Its basic goal is to facilitate information sharing among Asia-Pacific central bank researchers with interest in monetary policy and exchange rate topics. Information to be shared includes, but is not limited to, news about relevant events (eg conferences, workshops, etc) and research papers and ideas.
The Financial Markets and Institutions Network (FMI Network)
Its basic goal is to facilitate information sharing among Asia-Pacific central banks and supervisory authorities with interest in research on financial markets and financial stability.
More specifically, the objectives of FMI Network are to:
(1) Foster contacts among central banks, supervisory authorities and academics
(2) Identify policy issues of common interest
(3) Share ongoing research and data
(4) Organize research workshops and conferences
(5) Collaborate on research projects