The 16th Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) International Conference and Call for Papers August 25 – 26, 2022


The region’s premier institution, Bank Indonesia Institute – Bank Indonesia, is pleased to host the 16th Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking (BMEB) International Conference and Call for Papers on “Synergy of Economic Policies and Innovations in Driving Momentum for Sustainable Global Economic Recovery in the Era of Digital Transformation” in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA). This theme is relevant given the need to innovation in light of a period of sustained financial and economic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this innovation toward recovery, digital transformation is perceived as a panacea. This call for paper encourages papers that (a) evaluate and discuss the synergy between economic policies (both monetary and fiscal) in economic recovery, (b) examine the role of innovations including innovations to digital transformation in economic growth and development, and (c) examine and evaluate the relationship between innovation/economic policies in maintaining stability, sustaining growth, and promoting equitable welfare.  

 The 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 endeavours 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:

  • Economic policy (either monetary or fiscal) in economic recovery
  • Identifying innovations in either monetary and fiscal policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have aided economic growth (recovery)
  • Economic policies and stability of the financial system
  • How changes in policies have impacted capital flows to emerging markets
  • Identifying digital transformation and its links to the macroeconomy
  • Effect of digitalization on global trade and/or economic growth
  • Technological innovations and digital transformation—lessons for emerging markets
  • Viability of central bank digital currency
  • Digital transformation and the payment system development
  • Challenges to digital transformation and implications for economic recovery
  • Identifying and evaluating the effects of global shocks on digital transformation



The 16th Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking International Conference and Call for Papers is planned to be officially opened by the Governor Bank Indonesia, Dr. Perry Warjiyo (Editor-in-Chief, BMEB) on August 25 2022, who will also deliver his keynote address. His address will be followed by the plenary sessions. The theme for the plenary session is “The Role of Economic Policy, Innovation and Digital Transformation in Economic Recovery”. The plenary speakers will be announced soon. The plenary sessions will be moderated by Professor Paresh Narayan, Monash University and President of APAEA. 



July 10, 2022  


Due date for paper submission.

July 30, 2022


Scienific Comittee Decision

August 4, 2022 


Author acceptance of Term of Conditions

August 11, 2022                       


Registration Date   

August 25, 2022

August 26, 2022


Plenary Sessions, followed by Parallel Sessions (Day 1)

Parallel Sessions (Day 2)



  1. Authors from Indonesia are invited to submit their research papers (IN ENGLISH) with(at least) 3 JEL CLASSIFICATIONS, in word version to or email:
  2. Authors from other countries are invited to submit their research papers (IN ENGLISH) with(at least) 3 JEL CLASSIFICATIONS, in word version, to: and
  1. Important announcement will be posted on and
  2. Submissions of full paper should be in English and be accompanied by an abstract.
  3. All invited papers will be presented at the 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.
  4. 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 conference.
  5. One time reward of Rp 15.000.000 will be provided to paper accepted for publication in point 6 above and conditional on authors signing a copyright transfer form.
  6. Two best papers will be selected and rewarded Rp. 10.000.000 each.




• Affandi, Yoga (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)

• Gunadi, Iman (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)

• Fajar, Donni (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)

• Ridhwan, MHA (Bank Indonesia Institute, Indonesia)

• Sahminan, Sahminan (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)

• Munandar, Haris (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)

• Zams, Bastian Muzbar (Bank Indonesia, Indonesia)

• Setiastuti, Sekar Utami (UGM, Indonesia)

• Ekaputra, Irawan Adi (UI, Indonesia)

• Sukmana, Raditya (UNAIR, Indonesia)

• Suryahadi, Asep (SMERU Research Institute, Indonesia)   

• Irawan, Tony (IPB, Indonesia)

• Soedarmono, Wahyoe (Sampoerna University, Indonesia)  

• Lie, Denny (University of Sydney, Australia)          

• Narayan, Paresh (Monash University, Australia)

• Ibrahim, Mansor (INCEIF, Malaysia)               

• Phan, Dinh (La Trobe University, Australia)

• Iyke, N. Bernard (Deakin  University, Australia)

• Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan)

• Sharma, Susan (Deakin University, Australia)

• Yezhou, Sha (Capital University of Economics & Business, Beijing, China)

• Prabheesh, P.K.  (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)

• Rath, Badri (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India)

• Chun-Ping Chang (Shih Chien University, Taiwan)

• Devpura, Neluka (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)



  • Tobing, Lutzardo (Bank Indonesia Institute) — Co-Chair
  • Pambudi, Sudiro (Bank Indonesia Institute) — Co-Chair
  • Kathon, Jimmy (Bank Indonesia Institute) — Co-Chair
  • P, Prabheesh (APAEA, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India) — Co-Chair
  • Rizvi, Aun (APAEA, Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan)—Co-Chair
  • Wibowo, Kunto Hari (Bank Indonesia Institute)
  • Oktaviningsih, Satyani (Bank Indonesia Institute)
  • Fikry, Mohammad Aly (Bank Indonesia Institute)


  • Asia Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA)
  • The Association of Indonesian Economists (ISEI)