BCBILS in 2024

We are pleased to announce a call for papers in the framework of Baltic Central Banks’ Invited Lecture Series (BCBILS). The event will take place on 9-11 April 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The event combines a short training course given by a renowned economist and a seminar where participants present their studies on related topics. The main target group of the lectures and the seminar is researchers, both at policy institutions and universities, and advanced-level PhD students. It is possible to attend both the training course and the seminar together, or to attend only the seminar. There is no registration fee.

The BCBILS training course in 2024 will be given by the well-known macroeconomist Ricardo Reis, an A.W. Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He has published widely on macroeconomics, covering monetary and fiscal policy, inflation and business cycles. The topic of the training course is “How do central banks control inflation? Theory and applications to the recent inflation disaster”. The course will be structured around the research paper How do central banks control inflation? A guide for the perplexed by Laura Castillo-Martinez (Duke University) and Ricardo Reis (LSE).

Details of the lecture and the conference are as follows:

  • Training Course: 9-10 April 2024
  • Seminar: 11 April 2024

Application documents:

We welcome submissions of papers on topics that overlap with the theme of the training course and focus on inflation and/or monetary economics.

Please send your application containing the CV and a copy of the research paper you wish to present by 16 February 2024 to Ms. Liina Kulu (liina.kulu@eestipank.ee). Please also indicate in your application whether you wish to participate at both events or at the seminar only.

Acceptance decisions will be made by a joint committee of representatives of the central banks of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The applicants will be informed about the committee’s decisions by 1 March 2024.

More information: Ms. Liina Kulu, Economics and Research Department, Bank of Estonia (liina.kulu@eestipank.ee).