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Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics Conference 2020

The Center for Inflation Research is a new initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. We are very excited about this initiative and the contributions it will make across multiple audiences, and you can sign up here to receive updates as our efforts move forward.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Center for Inflation Research and the European Central Bank will organize the Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics 2020 conference, to be held at the Cleveland Fed on May 21-22, 2020, in Cleveland.  The conference will bring together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions to present research findings related to inflation.  Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Inflation dynamics and monetary policy
  • Determinants of inflation expectations and their relationship with observed inflation
  • Input costs—including wages, intermediate inputs, commodity prices, and international components of costs—and their role in inflation dynamics
  • Micro-level price dynamics and implications for aggregate inflation
  • Inflation forecasting

Each paper on the program will have an assigned discussant.

Authors interested in presenting research related to inflation at this conference should submit a PDF of their paper to  The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2020.  Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 13, 2020.  The Cleveland Fed will pay reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for authors of accepted papers and for discussants.  All papers presented at the conference will be posted on the Cleveland Fed’s website.

Loretta J. Mester, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Philip R. Lane, member of the ECB’s executive board, will provide remarks.

Please feel free to circulate this call for papers to your colleagues.

Scientific Committee:

Peter Karadi
Christiane Nickel
Chiara Osbat