Introductory Project Brief & Overview

This paper was drafted at the inception of the Central Bank of the Future research project as a brief memo and overview of ideas. It is intended to provide background supporting the project’s intent and importance. The brief details the approach University of Michigan faculty will take, an overview of some areas of inquiry they will pursue, and some specific examples of how central banks might evolve over the next 5-10 years, based on avenues currently being pursued by countries that have made financial inclusion a priority.