“The role of the central bank is undoubtedly evolving….The time is ripe for innovations that will advance financial inclusion” So concludes the final research paper of the two-year Central Bank of the Future research project, conducted by the Ford...
A Central Bank Experience During COVID-19
Note: As part of the Central Bank of the Future research project, we asked a few people to help us think big in reimagining the Central Bank of 2070. What underlying assumptions would have to change to...
The University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law & Policy and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are co-hosting the second “Central Bank of the Future” Conference on Monday-Wednesday November 16 – 18, 2020, and we hope that you can join us from 12-4 EST.
Traditionally, central banks have served three policy functions – monetary policy, payments systems oversight, and financial institution supervision. This conference will convene international experts and practitioners to examine how these core functions contribute to financial inclusion, poverty alleviation, and a more inclusive economy – and what could be improved.
The conference contributes to a research initiative undertaken by the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law & Policy, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to consider how the role of a central bank could evolve in the future and enable central banks to make greater contributions toward financial inclusion. Ultimately, the research intends to identify technologies, processes, or tools that could benefit a central bank in supporting public policy objectives related to inclusion, and consider whether other sectors, including philanthropy, might have a role to play in supporting the development of those tools.
Registration to the event is free. Speakers and attendees will include individuals from standards-setting bodies, central banks and other financial regulators, and policymakers, as well as futurists and technologists, and other financial ecosystem stakeholders.
For more information visit http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu.
Mr. Mu Changchun, Director-General of the Digital Currency Institute at the People’s Bank of China, discusses eYuan, ANT financial, and China’s approach to digital currency with Dean Michael Barr of the Ford School of Public Policy.
To combat the financial impacts of COVID-19, central banks have implemented a variety of emergency response programs. This session reviews how those programs are changing the role of the central bank and how they interact with inclusion.