The usage, costs and benefits of cash: Theory and Evidence from macro and micro data

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  • According to the war on cash supporters, cash’s days are numbered. This view and other aspects of cash are worth exploring in greater detail. The Cash Department of the Deutsche Bundesbank will hold a conference in Eltville, Germany, on 27-29 February 2012. The objective of the conference is to enable academics, researchers and central bank experts to discuss and exchange views as well as to present empirical and theoretical research on cash-related subjects.

    Conference Topics

    Papers (in English) covering the following subjects are welcome (but other related areas may also be considered):

    • Payment behaviour
    • Demand for cash: estimation and forecasting of cash in circulation and its components (transaction demand, hoarding and foreign demand)
    • Costs and benefits of cash (especially in relation to non-cash payment instruments)
    • Cash and monetary policy
    • Future of cash
    • Evolution of cash and the financial crisis

    All papers presented at the seminar will be published in a special conference volume.

    Registration is necessary for the conference (the number of participants will be limited). This will allow access to all sessions and include all conference material.

    Submission deadline

    for submitting abstracts (and preferably the paper) is 31 October 2011. Only electronic submissions will be considered. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, you may also send an e-mail stating your interest.

    Content of abstracts

    Abstracts should be about 300 words and include the following:

    • Title of paper,
    • Title(s), first and further names, family name,
    • Affiliation (institution) and current position,
    • Postal and e-mail address and
    • 3 keywords (or JEL Index Numbers) that best describe the subject of your submission.


    Conference Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank
    Tagungszentrum der Deutschen Bundesbank
    Erbacher Strasse 18

    D - 65343 Eltville, Germany
    Tel: +49 6123 901-0
    Fax: +49 6123 901-399

    Travel expenditure (economy class) and accommodation during the seminar for academic authors of accepted papers will be covered. Arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.


    The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Deutsche Bundesbank organises, participates in and supports numerous seminars and conferences each year. This will be the first seminar covering the cash area. Mr Helmut Rittgen, Head of the Cash Department, will chair the seminar.

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