The University of Granada and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-sponsored an international conference on Payment Markets: Theory, Evidence, and Policy. Electronic payments such as payment cards continue to replace cash as the preferred payment instrument around the world. However, their underlying pricing policies have been questioned in many countries. Other forces such as the increasing domestic and international competition between payment platforms, the integration of payment markets in Europe within the single euro payments area (SEPA) and fraud mitigation are shaping the retail payment systems of the future. The objective of this international conference was to stimulate discussion among academics, policymakers and practitioners regarding the economics of payment systems. The conference took place at the Abades Nevada Palace Hotel in Granada, Spain, on June 21-22, 2010.
Scientific and Organizing Committee
- Santiago Carbó-Valverde, University of Granada and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Wilko Bolt, De Nederlandsche Bank
- Sujit Chakravorti, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Heiko Schmiedel, European Central Bank
- Francisco Rodríguez Fernández, University of Granada
Links to conference papers and presentations are now available under Conference Materials.