About the IFC

The Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) is a forum of central bank economists and statisticians, as well as others who want to participate in discussing statistical issues of interest to central banks. The IFC is established and governed by the international central banking community and operates under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is associated with the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

On 12 September 2016 the BIS All Governors' meeting approved the appointment of Claudia Buch as Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) for a three-year term. Ms Claudia Buch has been Vice President of the Deutsche Bundesbank since May 2014, being responsible for the Directorates General Financial Stability, Audit and Statistics. Her CV is available at the Deutsche Bundesbank website.

8-9 September 2016: 8th IFC Conference at the BIS in Basel - programme. Individual papers to follow soon. The proceedings of the conference will be published as an IFC Bulletin. Teh Tian Huey and Daniel Chin Shen Li (Bank Negara Malaysia) received the IFC award for the best paper presented by a young statistician "Measuring bank risk-taking behaviour: The risk-taking channel of Monetary Policy in Malaysia". (photo)

June 2016: The IFC report on measures of financial inclusion - a central bank perspective was published by the IFC.

May 2016: The IFC Bulletin No 41 with the proceedings of the IFC Workshop on "Combining micro and macro statistical data for financial stability analysis. Experiences, opportunities and challenges", co-organised with the Central Bank of Poland in Warsaw, on 14-15 December 2015 was published.


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