5th BIS workshop on Research on global financial stability: the use of BIS international banking and financial statistics

15 December 2023, Basel, Switzerland

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Bank for International Settlements will host the fifth workshop on the use of BIS international banking and financial statistics.  The workshop will be held in-person at the BIS headquarters in Basel.


The workshop will bring together central bankers, analysts and academics interested in research on global financial stability. It will focus on empirical work related to international banking and financial markets, with special emphasis on analyses that make use of the international banking, derivatives and debt securities statistics (links to data below) compiled by the BIS under the auspices of the Committee on the Global Financial System. The workshop is intended to promote the use of these statistics in the academic and policymaking communities.


Submissions of any papers making use of BIS statistics are especially welcome. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The pandemic and associated policy responses: international spillovers and effectiveness
  • Debt burdens and channels for contagion across countries
  • Effects of global frictions in international finance - regulatory fragmentation, geopolitical tensions, technological and climate-related changes
  • Sentiment and fundamental drivers of global liquidity and capital flows
  • Currency choice in international financial flows
  • Implications of the growing role of non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) as intermediaries.

Submission information

Researchers should submit their draft papers and any related queries to cgfs.ibfsws@bis.org.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2023. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in late September 2023. 


  • Linda Goldberg (FRB New York)
  • Patrick McGuire (BIS)

Local organisers:

  • Marjorie Santos (BIS)
  • Goetz von Peter (BIS)

Programme Committee:

  • Iñaki Aldasoro (BIS)
  • Stefan Avdjiev (BIS)
  • Valentina Bruno (American University)
  • Cathérine Casanova (Swiss National Bank)
  • Galina Hale (UC Santa Cruz)
  • Bryan Hardy (BIS)
  • Dennis Reinhardt (Bank of England)
  • Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Sonya Zhu (BIS)                              

BIS international banking and financial statistics are publicly available under the following links:

  • International banking statistics (LBS and CBS)
  • OTC derivatives statistics (OTC)
  • Triennial Central Bank Survey on FX and OTC derivatives markets (TRI)
  • International debt securities (IDS)
  • Global liquidity indicators (GLI)

The data are accessible for bulk download on the indicated links above (use the "Export" function under the "Data" tab) and on the BIS Statistics Warehouse. Member central banks have broader access to restricted data through DBSonline.

For queries about the workshop, or when experiencing difficulties in accessing BIS data, please contact cgfs.ibfsws@bis.org

A selection of BIS publications using the international financial statistics is available here.