The Group regularly launches study groups to analyze topics of particular or systemic importance to central banks, supervisors, financial firms, and participants in global financial markets. Each study group's leadership and membership is drawn from the G30 membership, but the teams can be broader than that of the Group, including experts from specialized fields in economics, finance and academia. Study participants work together to offer actionable solutions, policy recommendations, and examples of best practices in the area being studied.
Working Group on Digital Currencies
Kenneth Rogoff, Steering Committee Co-Chair
Raghuram Rajan, Steering Committee Co-Chair
This project hopes to guide central banks and regulators with the large number of policy choices presented by new payment technologies and the entrance of tech players in the global payments arena. How can we improve the efficiency of payment systems while safeguarding financial stability, monetary policy transmission channels, financial inclusion, investor protection, and countering illicit activities? Under what parameters should central banks deploy their own digital currencies?
Working Group on Climate Change and Finance
Janet Yellen, Steering Committee Co-Chair
Mark Carney, Steering Committee Co-Chair
This project will evaluate how countries and finanical authorities can best encourage a transition to a carbon neutral economy. The study will examine climate-related financial disclosure, climate stress-testing, a global carbon tax, and other policies aimed at greening the finanical system.