Governor's Corner

Central Bank’s Annual Research Workshop

The Central Bank's Annual Research Bulletin was launched during a half-day Research Workshop organized by the Bank's Research Department on Friday 18 November. The Bulletin, now in its fifth edition, is the Bank's annual flagship research publication and is intended to showcase, in a concise and approachable manner, a selection of the Bank's research and make it available to a wider audience.

ARW 2022

The workshop was opened by the Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Professor Edward Scicluna. In his introduction, Professor Scicluna gave an overview of the four articles in the Research Bulletin, which dealt with the findings of a large-scale survey on household finances and consumption patterns, the differences between advertised and registered rents, the direct macroeconomic effects of the RRF fund on the Maltese economy and, finally, on the estimation of the Bank's structural model with state-of-the-art Bayesian methods. Professor Scicluna noted how these articles are just a sample of the type of research conducted by the Bank's economists. He noted that in 2021, the Bank published a total of 40 different research outputs, ranging from research boxes or articles in its regular publications, policy notes, working papers and studies in international peer-reviewed journals. The Bulletin, together with the other economic publications and studies by the Bank, is publicly available on the website.

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