The CEBRA 2021 Annual Meeting (July 7-9)

“Central banking after the pandemic: The challenges of inequality and inclusive growth,” chaired by Athanasios Orphanides (MIT), featuring James Bullard (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Olli Rehn (Bank of Finland), and Zeti Aziz (formerly Bank Negara Malaysia)


The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Central Bank Research Association took place virtually Wednesday through Friday, July 7-9, 2021, hosted by the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy and co-organized with the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.

Parallel sessions featured 35 contributed sessions on a wide variety of policy-relevant topics. High-level panels featured James Bullard (President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Olli Rehn (Governor, Bank of Finland), Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University), Carmen Reinhart (World Bank), Paul Tucker (Harvard University), Bénédicte Nolens (BIS Innovation Hub), Henry Ohlsson (Riksbank), Zeti Aziz (formerly Bank Negara Malaysia), and Jim Cunha (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston).

The meeting commenced the morning of Wednesday, July 7 with two high-level panels, presentations on CBDC, a fireside talk with Ben Bernanke (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve), and the first round of parallel sessions. Another high-level panel took place on the 8th, along with a poster session, further parallel sessions, and the CEBRA Annual Assembly. The 9th rounded out the program with three parallel sessions.

The Scientific Committee was chaired by Deborah Lucas (MIT), Loriana Pelizzon (SAFE), and Athanasios Orphanides (MIT).

Last year’s CEBRA Annual Meeting took place virtually on September 1 – 3, 2020 at the Center for Macroeconomics of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and at the Bank of England. The full academic program can be accessed here. Watch Sessions from the 2020 Annual Meeting here.