Research papers focusing on the future of financial stability in the face of such challenges as fintech and shadow banking, as well as the implications of these issues for financial inclusion, are being sought by the Treasury’s financial research arm.
The Office of Financial Research (OFR) said the call for papers from “rising scholars” – those individuals who have received their PhD within the last six years – is to select candidates for presentation during the Rising Scholars conference, beginning May 2.
OFR said the conference aims to gather rising scholars from finance and economics fields to discuss issues from various points of view. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant, the agency said.
Authors whose papers are accepted for discussion will be considered for having their travel expenses (economy class) refunded, and accommodations paid.
Papers are due by Jan. 12, the agency said.
OFR indicated that topics for papers are wide-ranging, but possibilities include: connections between banks and shadow banks; emergence of big tech in finance; geopolitical risks and their implications for market stability; and financial stability’s implications for financial inclusion.