Call for papers: New Zealand Economic Papers Special Issue - Central Banking: Challenges and Practices

Central banks are facing a new and uncertain landscape. The reliance on one policy objective – inflation targeting– and one tool – interest rates – has proven to be inadequate. Despite record-low interest rates over many years and massive liquidity injections by central banks through asset purchase programs, inflation has not picked up as expected in many developed economies. Central banks’ operational independence has been severely questioned. So where do central banks go from here?
This Special Issue of New Zealand Economic Papers will be devoted to addressing these questions using evidence based economic analysis. They welcome research on all aspects of central banking, including its practices, challenges and the future. They welcome both national and international submissions.