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 13 May 2019 the BIS All Governors' meeting approved the appointment of Rashad Cassim as Chair of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) for a three-year period, starting on 12 September 2019, the end of the term of the current IFC Chair Claudia Buch.
Mr Cassim has been heading the Economic Research and Statistics Department of the South African Reserve Bank 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

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

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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