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Fourth Annual Research Conference

This year's topic will be “Market power in the digital economy: measurement, causes, consequences and policies”. Participants in the conference include outstanding members of both academic and policy circles, such as Ufuk Akcigit, Mary Amiti, José Azar, David Baqaee, Corina Boar, Timo Bopart, Chiara Criscuolo, Virgiliu Midrigan, Simon Mongey, Fiona Scott Morton, Jorge Padilla, Michael Peters, Lorenza Rossi, Chad Syverson, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Aleh Tsyvinski, Tommaso Valletti, and Mehmet Yorukoglu. Access the programme hereAbre en nueva ventana.

Latest research feature Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (319 KB)

Even though the Fed does not have an explicit financial stability objective extending beyond its supervisory responsibilities, the public speeches of Fed officials, during the period 1997 to 2013, reveal that a higher speaking time or a higher negative tone on Financial Stability topics correlate with a more accommodative monetary policy stance. In contrast, communication on Housing topics correlates with a tighter policy stance. These results are mainly driven by the information in speeches of regional Fed presidents.

Third Conference on Financial Stability

Banco de España organizes the Third Conference on Financial Stability, which will be held next October 18th and 19th 2021. The Scientific Committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers related to financial stability issues. Papers with a focus on the analytical frameworks and tools for macro-prudential policy are especially welcome. Access the call for projects here Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (144 KB).

Joint CEPR and Seventh Banco de España Economic History Seminar

Banco de España cordially invites you to attend the Joint CEPR and Seventh Banco de España Economic History Seminar, which will be held next October 8th 2021.The annual Seminar in Economic History of the Banco de España aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to discuss current academic work. The programme aims to contribute to the progress of the discipline, providing new insights in several historical periods and areas of investigation. Access the progamme here Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (128 KB).

Analysis and research priorities for the Banco de España: 2020-2024 Abre en nueva ventana

Analysis and research priorities for the Banco de España: 2020-2024

The Banco de España has published the analysis and research priorities on which it will be focusing in the coming years. This will give it the analytical capacity needed to prepare it for the challenges that the various changes in the economic and social environment pose for its mission. With this publication, the Banco de España takes a further step in its policy of research activity transparency, seeking in turn to promote collaboration in these priority areas with academia and the community of economic analysts. Read the full document here Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (185 KB).

Call for research projects in Economic History

Banco de España launches the annual programme of research grants for excellent research projects in Economic History. Access the call for projects here Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (4 MB).

Events affected by COVID-19

Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by Covid19 several conferences organized by Banco de España are being cancelled or postponed. This includes the Malaga Finance Workshop initially scheduled for June 4-5 and the workshop on labor economics initially scheduled for June 7-8.

JEEA outstanding article award

The EEA has awarded the Hicks-Tinbergen medal 2020 to Jose Asturias, Manuel García-Santana and Roberto Ramos for their paper "Competition and the Welfare Gains from Transportation Infrastructure: Evidence from the Golden Quadrilateral of India" (JEEA, 17(6)).

Outstanding referee award

Omar Rachedi has been awarded the 2019 referee prize of the Economic Journal, which recognizes the contribution of exceptional referees with an annual award.

Data Laboratory

The Banco de España has launched a data laboratory (BELab) to provide access to the research community to high-quality microdata compiled by the institution. BELab will be making microdata on non-financial corporations reporting to the Central Balance Sheet Data Office available to researchers. The dissemination of these data is part of the agreement entered into on 11 July this year between the Banco de España and the Spanish Mercantile and Property Registrars’ Association, which authorises the controlled or confidential use of this information. Like other laboratories of Eurosystem institutions, BELab is a member of the INEXDA1 network and applies protocols for secure access to sensitive data. Initially, data use will obligatorily be on the premises of the Banco de España (at calle Alcalá, 522), where a safe environment (an on-site laboratory or data room) is located. More information can be found hereAbre en nueva ventana.

Outstanding referee award

Omar Rachedi has been awarded the 2019 referee prize of the Economic Journal, which recognizes the contribution of exceptional referees with an annual award.

Workshop: “Housing affordability: Policies in the rental market”

On November 20, the Banco de España hosted a workshop on “Housing affordability: Policies in the rental market”. The aim of this workshop is to analyze the characteristics and effects of some recent political experiences that have been carried out in various European rental markets. To this end, we have gathered four papers regarding various policies that are currently on the table: rent control, restrictions on holiday apartments, imposition of empty housing and social rental housing. Conference websiteAbre en nueva ventana

Job openings for PhD economists

The Banco de España is hiring in the job market. The Bank is interested in individuals with strong modeling and empirical skills to conduct high-quality policy-oriented research, to produce reports for the Bank's senior managament and to write for the Bank's publications. The application deadline is 15 November 2019. Job detailsAbre en nueva ventana

24th Meeting of the Central Bank Researchers Network CEMLA

On October 30 and 31, the Banco de España hosted the 24th Meeting of the Central Bank Researchers Network CEMLA. Dimitrios TsomocosAbre en nueva ventana gave the keynote speech. Program Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (263 KB)

6th World Bank-Banco de España International Policy Conference

On October 28, the Banco de España hosted the sixth joint policy conference with The World Bank, entitled: "Economic Policies in a Changing World”. The goal of this conference is to foster the discussion between academics and policy makers on the challenges of a changing world environment and its effects on emerging market economies and their economic policies. The conference includeed a keynote address by Jaume Ventura and two round tables: an academic panel with Ricardo ReisAbre en nueva ventana, Daniel GrosAbre en nueva ventanaJoana SilvaAbre en nueva ventana and Jaume VenturaAbre en nueva ventana; and a policy panel with Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Alicia García Herrero, Enrique Alberola and Luis Óscar Moren. Conference websiteAbre en nueva ventana

7th Joint BdE-CEMFI Research Workshop

On October 22, 2019, the Banco de España hosted the 7th Joint Research Workshop with CEMFI in which researchers from both institutions will discussed their recent work. This meeting continued the series of regular workshops meant to forge stronger links between the Banco de España and the wider Madrid research community. Program Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (249 KB)

Young Economists Best Paper Award of the 7th Workshop in Macro Banking and Finance

The paper “Macroeconomics, Firm Dynamics and IPOs” by Beatriz González received the Young Economist Best Paper Award of the 7th Workshop in Macro Banking and Finance held at Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin, Italy) on the 3rd and 4th of October 2019.

3rd Annual Workshop of the ESCB Research Cluster 3

On 10-11 October, the Banco de España hosted the Third Annual Workshop of the ESCB Research Cluster 3 on “Financial Stability, Macroprudential Regulation and Microprudential Supervision”, jointly organized with the Bank of Greece. This is one of the three Research Clusters set up by the Heads of Research of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), with the aim of fostering interaction and collaboration between ESCB researchers working on fields of common interest. Conference websiteAbre en nueva ventana

Data Laboratory

The Banco de España has launched a data laboratory (BELab) to provide access to the research community to high-quality microdata compiled by the institution. BELab will be making microdata on non-financial corporations reporting to the Central Balance Sheet Data Office available to researchers. The dissemination of these data is part of the agreement entered into on 11 July this year between the Banco de España and the Spanish Mercantile and Property Registrars’ Association, which authorises the controlled or confidential use of this information. Like other laboratories of Eurosystem institutions, BELab is a member of the INEXDA1 network and applies protocols for secure access to sensitive data. Initially, data use will obligatorily be on the premises of the Banco de España (at calle Alcalá, 522), where a safe environment (an on-site laboratory or data room) is located. More information can be found hereAbre en nueva ventana.

Third Banco de España Annual Research Conference

On 16-17 September 2019, the Banco de España hosted its Third Annual Research Conference at its Madrid headquarters. This year the theme of the conference was “The EMU at 20: current status and the way forward”. Leading scholars such as Giancarlo CorsettiAbre en nueva ventana, Emmanuel FarhiAbre en nueva ventana, Jordi GalíAbre en nueva ventanaLuc LaevenAbre en nueva ventanaRamón MarimonAbre en nueva ventanaAshoka ModyAbre en nueva ventana, Athanasios OrphanidesAbre en nueva ventana, Thomas PhilipponAbre en nueva ventana, Rafael RepulloAbre en nueva ventanaTano SantosAbre en nueva ventana, Carmen ReinhartAbre en nueva ventana, Hélène ReyAbre en nueva ventana, and Ivan WerningAbre en nueva ventana, among others, participated. Program Enlace PDF: Abre en nueva ventana (79 KB)