The Per Jacobsson Lecture and 19th BIS Annual Conference

Virtual events hosted by the BIS to take place from 30 October to 16 December 2020

As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, the BIS is turning the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic into an opportunity. For the first time, the general public is invited to virtually attend the high-level academic events that normally take place at the time of the BIS Annual General Meeting. We will be livestreaming five virtual presentations on the overarching topic of "Central banking in the wake of the pandemic".

No prior registration is required for the live streams.

Per Jacobsson Lecture and panel discussion

This year's Per Jacobsson Lecture will be given by Professor Catherine Schenk on "Central bank cooperation and US dollar liquidity: what can we learn from the past?", followed by an academic panel discussion moderated by Guillermo Ortiz. Organised in partnership with the International Monetary Fund, the Per Jacobsson Lecture is held at the BIS every two years to commemorate the BIS's first Economic Adviser, Per Jacobsson (1894-1963). See further details and the live stream on the event page below.


19th BIS Annual Conference: Central banking in the wake of the pandemic

For 19 years, the BIS Annual Conference has brought together central bank governors and leading academics to discuss topical issues in central banking, macroeconomics and finance. The 19th Annual Conference takes the shape of a series of four webinars on different challenges faced by central banks in the wake of the pandemic. See further details and live streams on the respective event pages below.

Links to the events will be made available soon.

  • Wednesday 18 November (17:00-18:15 CET)
    "The fiscal-monetary policy nexus"
    by Ricardo Reis, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Thursday 3 December (15:00-16:15 CET)
    "Central banks and the macroeconomy"
    by Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
  • Thursday 10 December (15:00-16:15 CET)
    "The future of money"
    by Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
  • Wednesday 16 December (17:00-18:15 CET)
    "Global financial system and exchange rates"
    by Matteo Maggiori, Stanford Graduate School of Business