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).

Rashad Cassim, Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is the Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC). He is appointed for a three-year period, starting on 12 September 2019. Mr Cassim has been heading the Economic Research and Statistics Department of the SARB since 2011 and is a member of both the Financial Stability Committee and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank. His CV is available here.

Recent activities and publications

13 January 2020: The BIS All Governors' meeting approved the publication of the 2019 IFC Annual Report.

The 10th biennial IFC Conference on "The future of finance: implications for central bank statistics" will take place at the BIS in Basel on 27-28 August 2020. (call for papers)

December 2019: IFC Working Paper no 19 on "Using mirror data to track international banking"

May 2019: The proceedings of the IFC - Bank Indonesia International Workshop and Seminar on Big Data in Bali on 23-26 July 2018 (programmes: workshop, seminar) were published in the IFC Bulletin No 50

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