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Call for Papers: The Economics of Digital Currencies

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Special Issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control   

A special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control is being planned on “The Economics of Digital Currencies,” organized by Jonathan Chiu and Todd Keister.

We seek high-quality research papers that provide insight into the economic aspects of new forms of digital money and their macroeconomic implications. The focus includes both private monies, such as bitcoin, and digital currencies issued by central banks. Questions of interest include, but are not limited to:

- What are the fundamental roles of digital currencies? How could they transform domestic and cross-border payment systems?

- How could the use of digital currencies affect the efficiency and stability of the banking sector and the financial system?

- How could the use of digital currencies affect price stability and a central bank's ability to conduct monetary policy?

- Should a central bank issue digital currency?

- What are the benefits/risks of global stablecoins (e.g. Libra) to the macroeconomy?

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.  To submit a paper for consideration, please send a draft via email to [email protected]. Papers submitted must not be under review at another journal or the JEDC. Authors of selected papers will be notified by January 31, 2020. Papers will undergo a standard peer review process after being selected.

A conference for the special issue will be held at Rutgers University on April 17, 2020.  Conference funding is being provided by the Department of Economics at Rutgers University and by the Bank of Canada.  When submitting a paper for the special issue, please indicate whether an author will be able to present the paper at this conference.


For those considering submitting a paper, the timeline is as follows:

December 31, 2019:  paper submissions due

January 31, 2020:  authors of selected papers notified

April 17, 2020:  conference at Rutgers University

June 2020:  referee reports and editorial decisions provided

September 2020:  revised papers due

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