Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 8:00 am
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This conference is organized by Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank, and the Federal Reserve Board.

The conference will be held virtually on WebEx from 9am to 6pm ET and streamed via the Federal Reserve’s YouTube channel.  Participants on WebEx will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions.  We will also have a virtual reception for conference participants only at 7:45am ET.  You may register for both the public conference and private reception at this registration link.  You may request to transfer your invitation to someone else at your institution using this link.  If you have questions, please contact

For updated information on the conference and its program, please visit the conference webpage.  Sessions will focus primarily on issues encountered by underrepresented groups in economics, finance, and central banks.  Esther Duflo (MIT) will be the keynote speaker.  Andrew Bailey (Bank of England, Governor) Roger Ferguson (Former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve), Nellie Liang (U.S. Treasury, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance) and Isabel Schnabel (ECB, Executive Board Member) will participate in a panel on “Central Banks and Inequality” moderated by Gita Gopinath (IMF, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department).

Two related events will also take place that week. On November 8, the Federal Reserve's Gender and the Economy Conference will bring together researchers and community development practitioners to look at the significant disparities between genders with respect to financial well-being and economic outcomes. On November 10, the 2nd G7 Central Banks Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Summit for Human Resources and D&I Leaders will focus on diversity and inclusion practices within G7 central banks, and is open to official-sector participants only.