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Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics Conference 2021

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European Central Bank and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

October 7–8, 2021

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Center for Inflation Research will host the Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics Conference 2021 held virtually on October 7–8. The conference will bring together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions to present research findings related to inflation.

Emi Nakamura (University of California, Berkeley) and Olivier Coibion (University of Texas at Austin) will be keynote speakers. Philip R. Lane and Isabel Schnabel, members of the ECB’s executive board, and Loretta J. Mester, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will provide remarks.

Topics of interest include

  • monetary and fiscal policy and inflation dynamics, optimal inflation
  • drivers of inflation expectations and their relationship with observed inflation
  • impact of economic slack, input costs (including wages, intermediate inputs, commodity prices, and international components of costs), network effects and the COVID-19 pandemic on inflation dynamics
  • micro-level price dynamics and implications for aggregate inflation
  • inflation measurement
  • structural determinants of inflation dynamics and trend inflation (including digitalization, globalization, and demographic change)

Authors interested in presenting their research related to inflation should submit their papers through Conference Maker. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 1, 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified of acceptance by Friday, July 30, 2021. All papers presented at the conference will be posted on the ECB’s website and the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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