Americas Office research

The Americas Office develops its activities under the guidance of the Consultative Council for the Americas (CCA), supported by the Economics for the Americas (EFTA) team in the BIS Monetary and Economic Department. Published research - frequently featured in conferences and BIS publications - covers regional and country-specific topics, including monetary policy, market operations and financial stability.

Research networks

The CCA research networks are collaborative associations of BIS economists, central bank members and academic advisers who jointly research themes on key monetary and financial issues in the Americas. Research network projects are extensive, tackling one primary topic at a time and typically taking between one and two years to complete.

Annual research conferences

Annual research conferences of the CCA bring together researchers from the regional central banking community and distinguished academics. Papers on regional topics of interest are selected by the CCA Scientific Committee, comprising heads of research from the CCA's central banks and the Head of the BIS Monetary and Economic Department.

Working and study groups

The following groups conduct research and analysis in the areas of financial stability and central bank operations and digital payments:

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Americas Office economists

Jon Frost, Head of EFTA

Christian Upper, Senior Adviser

Ana Aguilar, Regional Adviser

Julián Caballero, Senior Economist

Carlos Cantú, Economist  

Bernardus Van Doornik, Visiting Economist

Jesse Johal, Visiting Economist

Carolina Velazquez, Visiting Economist