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NBU and KSE to Host Economic Conference for Students and Young Researchers

18 January 2019

Press Release


The National Bank of Ukraine and Kyiv School of Economics are inviting students and young researchers to take part in the scientific conference Banking Sector and Monetary Policy: Future Prospects, to be held in Kyiv on 12 April 2019.


University students and young researchers (under 35) with an interest in micro- and macroeconomic aspects of the banking sector and monetary policy are invited to participate. Paper topics include (but are not limited to):

      the macroeconomic aspects of monetary policy

      the problem of choice of monetary policy instruments

      macro- and microeconomic study of the monetary sector of economy

      effective regulation of banking sector

      bank credit and economic development

      other topics in economics and finance.


To take part in the merit-based selection process, all interested persons need to email their studies to research@bank.gov.ua, indicating the title of the study, author information (first and last names, university, year of study, major (for students) or university/organization, department/division, position (for researchers), and contact details (email and phone number).


The deadline for submission of papers is 10 March 2019.


All candidates will be notified of selection results before 22 March 2019. Authors of the best papers will be invited to present their research at the conference on 12 April 2019.


At the end of the conference, a commission of NBU and KSE experts will announce winners in two categories – students and young researchers – who will receive awards from the NBU and KSE.

The best papers will be reviewed before publication in the scientific journal “Visnyk of the National Bank of Ukraine,” the scientific publication “Contemporary Economic Studies,” or in the the KSE blog.


The working languages of the conference are English and Ukrainian (simultaneous interpretation will not be provided). The paper can be submitted in either of these languages. English-language papers are encouraged. However, presenting in English is not obligatory. The language of the presentation will have no effect on the results of the competition.


Requirements for papers


The submitted paper should be original and not published before. The paper should focus on one aspect and thoroughly analyze it instead of exploring the whole banking sector or monetary policy issues in general.


In particular, papers that create new knowledge through data analysis will take precedence over those presenting abstract theoretical concepts. Papers that summarize existing knowledge on a specific topic are also welcome as long as such a summary leads to clear policy advice relevant to the banking sector and monetary policy in Ukraine.


When writing a paper, please follow the requirements applicable to articles for the Visnyk of the NBU. Useful tips on writing research are available here.


Contact information


For any further information concerning the conference, please contact conference coordinators at research@bank.gov.ua.


Conference academic directors:

      Ms Olesia Verchenko, KSE Academic Director (verchenko@kse.org.ua)

      Mr Andriy Tsapin, Deputy Head of Research Division, NBU (andriy.tsapin@bank.gov.ua).


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During the conference, the participants will enjoy a visit to the NBU museum, coffee breaks between sessions, lunch and the gala dinner where the winners of the research competition will be announced.


Participants from cities other than Kyiv will have their expenses on travel (by bus or train) and accommodation (for two nights) reimbursed.


The results of the previous conference organized by the NBU and KSE for students and young researchers are available at: 2017 and 2018.

Last modification   18.01.2019