19th BIS Annual Conference and Per Jacobsson Lecture

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

As it celebrated its 90th anniversary, the BIS turned the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic into an opportunity. For the first time, the general public was invited to virtually attend the high-level academic events that normally take place at the time of the BIS Annual General Meeting. We livestreamed five virtual presentations on the overarching topic of "Central banking in the wake of the pandemic", including the Per Jacobsson Lecture, a joint IMF-BIS event that was held on 30 October 2020.

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.

Ricardo ReisWednesday 18 November (17:00-18:15 CET)
"The fiscal-monetary policy nexus"
by Ricardo Reis, London School of Economics and Political Science

Working Papers No 939: "The constraint on public dept when r < g but g < m", May 2021

Lucrezia ReichlinThursday 3 December (15:00-16:15 CET)
"Central banks and the macroeconomy"
by Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School

Working Papers No 940: "Monetary-fiscal crosswinds in the European Monetary Union", May 2021

Markus BrunnermeierThursday 10 December (15:00-16:15 CET)
"The future of money"
by Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University

Working Papers No 941: "The digitalization of money", May 2021

Markus BrunnermeierWednesday 16 December (17:00-18:15 CET)
"Global financial system and exchange rates"
by Matteo Maggiori, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Working Papers No 942: "FX policy when financial markets are imperfect", May 2021

Per Jacobsson Lecture and panel discussion

This year's Per Jacobsson Lecture was 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). 

Central bank cooperation and US dollar liquidity: what can we learn from the past?

30 October 2020 | Bank for International Settlements