Economics of Payments XIII

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The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Central Bank of Austria) is pleased to host the Economics of Payments XIII conference. This conference offers an opportunity for economists, central bankers, and policymakers to present and discuss their studies on topics related to payment, clearing and settlement systems.

Keynote presentations will be given by Piero Cipollone, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank and Chairman of the High-Level Task Force on the Digital Euro, and by Jean Charles Rochet, Toulouse School of Economics.

The first day of the conference will feature sessions that are organized in collaboration with the conference “Advances in Financial Technologies” with the goal of fostering an interdisciplinary exchange of views regarding technological aspects of payment innovations. This day will feature keynotes from Neha Narula, Digital Currency Initiative at MIT, and from Charles M. Kahn, University of Illinois and Bank of Canada, as well as a panel discussion, culminating in an evening reception and poster session.

Call for papers

Interested researchers are invited to submit papers on the topics of payments and financial market infrastructures, including but not limited to:

  • impact of innovations in the retail and wholesale payments landscape (e.g., Distributed Ledger Technology, FinTech, Decentralized Finance) on payments behavior and competition
  • adoption, usage, efficiency, and safety of payments, clearing, settlement and related arrangements
  • economic research on Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • risk management at financial market infrastructures (including credit, market, operational and cyber risks)
  • challenges and opportunities in supervision and regulation of financial market infrastructures
  • issues surrounding traditional payments methods – such as cash, credit and debit cards – and the evolving payments ecosystem (e.g., financial inclusion, innovations such as buy-now-pay-later, faster payment services, inter-operability, and cross-border payments)
  • application of emerging methods to payment systems (e.g., artificial intelligence and data science)

The deadline for submissions of completed papers is April 21, 2024 (extended abstracts will also be considered). Please send submissions via Conference Maker. Authors of accepted contributions will be notified by early June 2024. Limited travel funding for academic speakers will be available.

If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers at

Scientific committee

  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank: Helmut ElsingerMartin Summer and Helmut Stix
  • Bank for International Settlements: Morten Bech and Tara Rice
  • Bank of Canada: Kim P. Huynh
  • Bank of Finland: Matti Hellqvist
  • Bank of Japan: Nao Sudo
  • European Central Bank: Simonetta Rosati
  • Federal Reserve System: Francesca Carapella (Board), Fumiko Hayashi (Kansas City), Oz Shy (Atlanta), and Joanna Stavins (Boston)
  • Swiss National Bank: Thomas Nellen

Local organizing committee

Oesterreichische Nationalbank: Helmut ElsingerMartin Summer and Helmut Stix

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 21, 2024

Notification of review results: Early June, 2024

Conference event
Wednesday to Friday, September 25 to 27, 2024, tbd

Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Wien