Issue 2. 12/7/2021
In October 2021, the IFM program of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA), where our co-director Galina Hale serves as program director, held a joint conference with the European Central Bank (ECB) on “International aspects of digital currencies and fintech.” The conference focused on the implications of the growing role of digital currencies and fintech for the international monetary and financial system. It brought together high-quality researchers and policymakers to discuss the implications of digital currencies, global stablecoins and the digitalisation of finance for the international monetary system, exchange rates, capital flows, global financial assets and spillovers. Fabio Panetta, Member of the ECB Executive Board delivered opening remarks. Eswar Prasad (Cornell University) and Tara Rice (Bank for International Settlements) served as keynote speakers. More details are on the conference website. What did we learn?