In-depth analysis and insights

Chapter 2 of the BIS's Annual Report 2020/21

Economic research and analysis

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised fundamental challenges for central banks and policymakers worldwide. BIS research and analysis aim to support policymakers as they address these challenges by providing in-depth and timely insights on core themes. Key topics in 2020/21 included the economic impact of Covid-19, the fault lines laid bare by the pandemic in non-bank financial intermediation, evolving monetary policy frameworks and financial innovation.

Statistical work and data analytics

The BIS international banking and financial statistics inform and support analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers and global liquidity. BIS research also makes use of the BIS Data Bank of key economic indicators shared among member central banks. Our work to compile, disseminate and analyse data is a key element of the Innovation BIS 2025 strategy, aiming to develop capabilities in advanced analytics and new online tools for external collaboration.

Collaboration with researchers around the world

Collaboration with central bank and academic researchers around the world stimulates a broad dialogue on key policy questions. They join the Bank under its various visitor programmes to conduct collaborative research on policy-related issues of relevance to the BIS. In addition, conferences and workshops are frequently organised to bring together participants from policymaking, academia and business.