SUERF I Bank of Italy Conference

Rome, hybrid, November 18-19, 2024

Call for Papers (pdf)

Motivation and content
The focus of the conference, jointly organized by Bank of Italy and SUERF – The European Money and Finance forum, is on the determinants of the rise and fall of inflation in the post-pandemic period, the implications of a fast-changing inflation environment on agents’ behaviour and expectations, and challenges for policymakers. We aim to provide a platform for researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions to present and discuss their findings related to inflation dynamics and expectations and policy reactions.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Drivers of inflation and of inflation expectations in the post-pandemic world
  • Measures of underlying inflation and inflation persistence
  • Global supply side drivers of inflation pressures
  • Micro evidence of price-setting behaviour and inflation dynamics
  • Inflation expectation formation and its effect on decisions
  • Inflation (in)attention, anchoring of expectations and monetary policy communication

Keynote speakers
Philip R. Lane (ECB) will give the SUERF Marjolin Lecture, Gauti B. Eggertsson (Brown University) and Michael Weber (Chicago Booth I SUERF Fellow) will give academic keynotes.

Paper submission and important dates:
We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical contributions. Manuscripts must be submitted through ConferenceMaker (link) by 31 May 2024. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 31, 2024. Limited reimbursements for travel and accommodation are available for academic speakers without travel funding.

The best paper by economists under 40 years old will be awarded the SUERF Marjolin Prize of EUR 3,000.

Organising committee
Ernest Gnan, SUERF, Marianna Riggi, Tiziano Ropele, Alex Tagliabracci, Bank of Italy