Financial innovation: Implications for competition, regulation, and monetary policy

Date: Thursday 24th Sep 2020 - Thursday 24th Sep 2020 

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Location: 33 Great Sutton St, London, EC1V 0DX, United Kingdom 


Collaborating Institutes: Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Bank of England, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Bank of England 

Together with the Bank of England and the CEPR, the Bank for International Settlements is hosting a two-day workshop on "Financial innovation, regulation, competition and monetary transmission". Taking place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September 2020 in Basel, the conference aims to stimulate debate and research on the implications of financial innovation for the macroeconomy, the regulatory framework, competition and the conduct of monetary policy.
The workshop will bring together leading academics, central bankers and bank supervisors. The topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the possible implications of digital currencies for the nature of financial intermediation, monetary policy transmission and financial stability?
  • How should big techs and fintech companies be regulated?
  • What are the effects of regtech, suptech and govtech applications?
  • What are the effects of financial innovation on business models, competition and the structure of banking?
  • What are the implications of financial innovation for the business/financial cycle and the monetary transmission mechanisms?
  • How does financial innovation affect the conduct and the implementation of monetary policy?

If you would like to submit a paper, please visit and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at or +44 20 7183 8809. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at and then click on the registration link above.

The submission deadline has now been extended to 30 April 2020 (18:00 GMT) due the COVID-19 outbreak. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2020. There is no conference fee. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered.

Organising Committee:
Franklin Allen (Imperial College and CEPR)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS and CEPR)
Paul Grout (Bank of England and CEPR)
Hyun Song Shin (BIS and CEPR)