The 14th Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) International Call for Papers & Webinar Sessions 27 – 28 August 2020



The region’s premier institution, Bank Indonesia Institute – Bank Indonesia, is pleased to host the 14th  Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) International Call for Papers & Webinar Sessions on “Maintaining Stability, Promoting Sustainable Growth Amidst Global Challenges”, in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association. Through this broad theme and in-light of the ongoing unprecedented global economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, this call for papers encourage the rethinking of (a) economic policy priorities amidst the global pandemic, and (b) the economic policy mix for maintaining stability, sustaining growth, and promoting equitable welfare, in the post pandemic era.  

Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) is an international peer-reviewed journal. The BMEB focuses on a broad range of topics covering monetary economics and policy, finance and banking, macro-prudential policy, payment systems, financial stability, financial markets, and structural reform, that are of regional and global relevance. The BMEB’s scope is global and the journal endeavors to publish high quality research that makes a contribution to the literature and/or has an impact on policy making.  In this regard, the BMEB welcomes research papers from both central bank and non-central bank economists, academics, and policy makers regardless of their institutional affiliation and geographic location. Since 2019, the BMEB has been indexed in Scopus, listed in Australia Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List, and included in SINTA-1 Accreditation by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education – The Republic of Indonesia.



Empirical, theoretical, and modelling (including dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modelling) papers on (but not limited to) the following topics are welcomed: 

  • Rethinking economic policy priorities amidst the covid-19 pandemic
  • Lessons from the global covid-19 pandemic for macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy mix
  • Capital flows to emerging markets during the global covid-19 pandemic and preparing for post pandemic era
  • Managing financial stability amidst the global covid-19 pandemic  
  • Effectiveness of Central Bank quantitative easing
  • Global economic spill-over and macro-financial linkages in emerging market economies with implications on economic policy mix.
  • Globalization, inequality, climate risk and financial sector policy
  • Disruptions and the payment system: lessons learned for regulators 
  • Technological change and monetary policy
  • Human capital, labor market dynamics, and monetary policy



The 14th Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) Call for Papers and Webinar Sessions will be officially opened on August 27 2020 at 9.00 am Jakarta time  by Governor Perry Warjiyo of Bank Indonesia (Editor in Chief of BMEB), who will also deliver his keynote address to be followed by the plenary sessions. The general theme for the plenary sessions is “Rethinking Economic Policy Priorities Amidst the Global Pandemic and Preparing for the Post Pandemic Era”.  The following speakers are scheduled to deliver their insights around the theme: 

Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies -  Australian National University   Iwan J. Azis, Professor, Cornell University and University of Indonesia, Advisor to Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation  Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Instutute – The University of Hong Kong

The plenary sessions will be moderated by Paresh K. Narayan, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University and President of Asia Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA).  



JULY 18, 2020                                              Due Date For Paper Submisison

July 28, 2020                                               Final Decision on Submision

August 04, 2020                                           Due Date for Registration to the Webinar Parallel & Plenary Sessions

August 27, 2020                                           Webinar Plenary Sessions, followed by Parallel Sessions (Day 1)

August 28, 2020                                           Webinar Parallel Sessions (Day 2)



  • Authors from Indonesia are invited to submit their research papers (IN ENGLISH) with  (at least) 3 JEL CLASSIFICATIONS, in word version, to the following link
  • Submissions of full paper should be in English and be accompanied by an abstract.
  • All invited papers will be presented at the webinar parallel sessions and  each paper will have an assigned discussant. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes to present his/her paper; a discussant will discuss the paper for 5-7 minutes; and 3 minutes will be allotted for additional questions & answers.
  • After regular double blind peer-review process, the invited papers will be considered for publication in the Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) regular and Special Issues, or a Special Issue of any of the following BMEB ‘s partner journals: (1) Emerging Markets Finance and Trades, (2) Studies in Economics and Finance, and (3) Economic Analysis and Policy. All are Scopus indexed journal. Details regarding journal submission will be conveyed after the webinar paralel sessions. 
  • One time reward of  Rp. 15.000.000 (fifteen million rupiah) will be provided to paper accepted for publication as mentioned above, and conditional on authors signing a copyright transfer form.
  • Two best papers will be selected and rewarded Rp. 10.000.000 (ten million rupiah) each.



  • Juhro, M. Solikin (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)
  • Anglingkusumo, Reza (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)
  • Syarifuddin, Ferry (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia) 
  • Ridhwan, MHA (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia) 
  • Harun, Cicilia Anggadewi (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Sahminan, Sahminan (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Purwanto, M. Nur Adhi (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Munandar, Haris (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia) 
  • Zams, Bastian Muzbar (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Achsani, Noer Azham (IPB University, Indonesia)
  • Yusuf, Arief Anshory (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia)
  • Sukmana, Raditya (Airlangga University, Indonesia)
  • Suryahadi, Asep (SMERU Research Institute, Indonesia)                  
  • Setiastuti, Sekar Utami (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
  • Irawan, Tony (IPB University, Indonesia)
  • Damayanti, Arie (University of Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Adrison, Vid (University of Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Narayan, Paresh (Deakin University, Australia)
  • Ibrahim, Mansor (INCEIF, Malaysia)                
  • Phan, Dinh (Taylor’s University, Malaysia) 
  • Iyke, N. Bernard (Deakin  University, Australia)
  • Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan)
  • Sharma, Susan (Deakin University, Australia)
  • Ahmed, Huson (Deakin University, Australia)
  • K.P, Prabheesh (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)
  • Lie, Danny (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Ramayandi, Arief (Asian Development Bank, the Phillippines)
  • Sparrow, Robert (Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
  • Rath, Badri (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)
  • Chun-Ping Chang (Shih Chien University, Taiwan)
  • Neluka Devpura (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)


  • Tobing, Lutzardo (Bank Indonesia Institute) — Co-Chair
  • Kathon, Jimmy (Bank Indonesia Institute) — Co-Chair
  • K.P, Prabheesh (APAEA, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India) — Co-Chair 
  • Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (APAEA, Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan)—Co-Chair
  • Manik, Suharno (Bank Indonesia Institute)
  • Oktaviningsih, Satyani (Bank Indonesia Institute) 
  • Wardana, Dimas Prasetya (Bank Indonesia Institute)
  • Rishanty, Arnita (Bank Indonesia Institute)
  • Kusuma, Anggita C.M. (Bank Indonesia Institute)


  • Asia Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA)
  • The Association of Indonesian Economists (ISEI)
  • Indonesia Bureau of Economic Research (IBER)
  • University of Indonesia
  • Padjadjaran University
  • Gadjah Mada University
  • Airlangga University
  • IPB University