Monday, August 22
Speaker: Guido Imbens (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Tuesday, August 23
Session organised by ECB : Central Bank Digital Currencies – Rationales, Design, Implications
Chair: Beatrice Weder Di Mauro (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
Speakers: Fabio Panetta (ECB), Tara Rice (BIS) and Dirk Niepelt (University of Bern).

The proliferation of e-commerce has led to a decline in the use of cash as means of payment. At the same time, technological innovation enables the creation of new forms of digital money. While this development promises increased efficiency and convenience, it also gives rise to concerns about monetary sovereignty, privacy, and the role of public money as anchor for the monetary system. Against this background, central banks around the world are considering the case for central bank digital currency (CBDC). This session, which will discuss the rationales, design and implications of CBDC, is organised by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Wednesday, August 24
Aspirations, Role Models and Poverty Traps
Speaker: Debraj Ray (NYU)
Chair: Ingvild Almås

Thursday, August 25
Using Machine Learning for Causal Inference in Economics
Speaker: Victor Chernozhukov (MIT)


Friday, August 26

The EEA will be dedicating all workshop held between 9:00 - 13:00 to candidates on the 2022/2023 job market.  Full information on the programme will follow.

Sargan Lectures 
Speaker: Jaap H. Abbring (Tilburg University)