2020 Central Bank of the Future Conference

The Central Bank of the Future: Building a Financial System for a More Inclusive Economy

This event built on the 2019 Central Bank of the Future conference by continuing to explore how central banks are evolving and their potential to foster greater financial and economic inclusion in the United States and worldwide. 2020's conference examined how the three functions of a modern central bank could evolve to create a more inclusive financial system.


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The Center on Finance, Law & Policy thanks the 45 speakers who participated in early morning and late night prep calls and allowed us into their home offices and living rooms to share their expertise for this event. We thank Kaitlin Asrow, Ana de Sousa, Tracy Basinger and Mary Daly from the San Francisco Fed for co-hosting this event with us. We thank Chris Calabia of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his partnership on this research and for the Gates Foundation's financial support of this project. 

Finally, we thank the hundreds of attendees who joined us for this conference. Attendees hailed from 23 central banks, a dozen U.S. regulators, state and municipal governments, fintechs, financial institutions, think tanks, and universities. 

This conference is part of a larger Central Bank of the Future project led by the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law & Policy, made possible through the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To read our papers or blog posts, or learn more, go here.