The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
A conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Overview The recent financial crisis has highlighted the importance of sound payment systems in modern economies and has opened many interesting avenues for research on the economics of payments. In addition, studies of developments in payment technologies, business arrangements, and legal and regulatory conditions in recent years have provided insights into the costs and benefits of such changes.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and other researchers to discuss new developments in payments economics. Participants are encouraged to present theoretical and empirical work on both retail and wholesale payment systems.
Audience The conference is open to academics, central bankers, and other researchers in the fields of economics and finance. It is closed to the media.