16th BIS Annual Conference

23 June 2017, Palace Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland



This year's conference explored the causes of the persistent low interest rate environment that has prevailed over the past decade, its economic and financial implications, and the challenges going forward. The specific issues included:

  • The global interest rate environment
  • Low interest rates and changes in financial intermediation
  • Why are interest rates so low?
  • Inside money and monetary policy

For further information see the conference programme. The proceedings of the conference were published in July 2018.