Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics

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).

The IFC has adopted the name of Irving Fisher, an internationally renowned economist and statistician, for his work on economic measurement and many other topics related to monetary and financial stability of interest to central banks. His wide-ranging contributions to economics and statistics and his multi-disciplinary approach serve as an example for the IFC's objectives and activities.

Latest news 

  • June 2014: IFC Flyer
  • The 7th IFC Conference will take place at the BIS in Basel on 4 and 5 September 2014
    under the heading "Indicators to support monetary and financial stability analysis: data sources and statistical methodologies". Programme to be announced soon. Participation is for member institutions of the IFC or for members of the ISI sections (the latter are requested to contact the IFC Secretariat).
  • Regional Workshops on Developing and Improving Sectoral Financial Accounts:

    • 29-30 May 2014 at Central Bank of Turkey in Istanbul
    • 16-18 June 2014 at Central Bank of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur (in cooperation with SEACEN)
    • 25-26 September 2014 at Central Bank of Brasil in Rio de Janeiro (in cooperation with CEMLA)
    • 11-12 February 2015 at Bank of Algeria in Alger
  • IFC Satellite seminar at the ISI Asian Regional Statistics Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 15 November 2014. Seminar title: "Is the household sector in Asia overleveraged: what do the data say?"

  • IFC-sponsored sessions at the ISI Regional Statistics Conference 2014 (ISI-RSC 2014) in Kuala Lumpur between 16-19 November 2014. Conference theme: "Statistical Science for a Better Tomorrow".