About the IFC

The Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) is a forum of central bank economists and statisticians, as well as others who want to participate in discussing statistical issues of interest to central banks. The IFC is established and governed by the international central banking community and operates under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is associated with the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

On 12 September 2016 the BIS All Governors' meeting approved the appointment of Claudia Buch as Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) for a three-year term. Ms Claudia Buch has been Vice President of the Deutsche Bundesbank since May 2014, being responsible for the Directorates General Financial Stability, Audit and Statistics. Her CV is available at the Deutsche Bundesbank website.

Recent activities and publications

11 March 2019: The BIS All Governors' meeting approved the publication of the 2018 IFC Annual Report.

March 2019: IFC Report on Mind the data gap: commercial property prices for policy

January 2019: The proceedings of the Ninth IFC Conference on "Are post-crisis statistical initiatives completed?" at the BIS on 30-31 August 2018 were published in the IFC Bulletin No 49.

November 2018: The proceedings of the IFC-Central Bank of Armenia Workshop on "External sector statistics" in Dilijan on 11-12 June 2018 (programme) were published in the IFC Bulletin No 48

October 2018: IFC report on central banks and trade repositories derivatives data

October 2018: IFC Working Paper No 18: INEXDA - the Granular Data Network

August 2018: The Ninth IFC Conference on "Are post-crisis statistical initiatives completed?" took place at the BIS in Basel on 30-31 August 2018

May 2018: The proceedings of the Bank of Morocco - CEMLA - IFC Satellite Seminar on "Financial Inclusion" in Marrakech on 14 July 2017 (programme) were published in the IFC Bulletin No 47

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