2021 Asia Economic Policy Conference: Macroeconomic Policy and Global Economic Recovery

Friday, November 19, 2021
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, California

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Center for Pacific Basin Studies will hold its 2021 Asia Economic Policy Conference (AEPC) on November 19, 2021 in San Francisco. The theme of the conference is “Macroeconomic Policy and Global Economic Recovery.”

Keynote Speaker
Richard Clarida, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Conference Organizers
Zheng Liu and Mark M. Spiegel

Program Committee
John Fernald, Reuven Glick, Thuy Lan Nguyen, and Mauricio Ulate

Call for papers

The organizing committee invites submissions of research papers addressing, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Fiscal and monetary policy challenges during the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular interest in topics related to economic and policy issues faced by Pacific Basin economies
  2. Spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy easing for Asia and other emerging market economies
  3. Macroeconomic and distributional effects of trade and capital flows for the United States, Europe, China, and other economies
  4. China’s growth prospects and implications for emerging-market and advanced economies


Submissions should be sent in PDF format to sf.er.pacific.basin@sf.frb.org by March 15, 2021.

Completed papers are preferred, but we also welcome detailed abstracts. The conference papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of International Money and Finance, subject to editorial reviews for publication. We will also post working paper versions of the conference papers online.

We plan to hold the conference in-person in San Francisco. However, if necessary, we may convert the conference to a virtual format. Economy travel funding and two nights’ hotel accommodation will be provided for each presenting author. In addition, we provide an honorarium of $6,000 for each included paper.