Call for papers: XX Annual Inflation Targeting Conference

Dear Professors,

Hope this message finds you well. This is a friendly reminder of the deadline for submitting papers to the XX Annual Inflation Targeting Conference, organized by the Central Bank of Brazil. This conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 23-25, 2018. Authors should submit papers using Conference Maker ( by March 2nd, 2018. For more information, please consult the detailed call for papers at or feel free to write to

The seminar aims at bringing together private sector specialists and leading economists from academia, central banks and multilateral institutions to stimulate debate and research on monetary economics, policy coordination (monetary, macroprudential and fiscal), and challenges to monetary policy and inflation targeting. We have confirmed presentations of Mr. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Mr. Marco Del Negro, vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The Central Bank of Brazil will cover travelling (economy class) and hotel expenses (up to three nights in a hotel chosen by the organizers), as well as transportation costs to and from the event for one author per paper selected for the Seminar.

Yours cordially,

Angelo Marsiglia Fasolo

Angelo Marsiglia Fasolo

Deputy Head of Department

DEPEP – Research Department


About Mauricio Bugarin

Mauricio Soares Bugarin is full professor at the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and is currently Leader of the Economics and Politics Research Group (CNPq-UnB). From 2006 to 2011 he was full professor of Economics at Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil, where he served as the director of undergraduate studies in Economics and created the joint degree program in Economics and Business Administration. Prof. Bugarin is a research fellow of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and served as a member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society from 2007 to 2011. He has produced numerous research articles published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Oxford Academic Papers, Public Choice, and Social Choice and Welfare; a book on the control of public expenditure in Brazil published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; several academic book chapters; and has received several academic prizes including Brazilian National Treasure Secretariat Prizes (Public Finance), a National Health Economics Prize, and the Haralambos Simeonides Prize for the best article in Economics published in a year by a Brazilian author. Prof. Bugarin’s main interests include public economics, public finance and the relationship between economics and politics. He regularly teaches PhD courses in game theory and mechanism design, the economics of incentives and information and positive political economics.
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