Central Bank Digital Currency — New Data, New Policy Directions

Global policymakers gather in Washington DC this coming week for the regular spring membership meetings of the IMF, the World Bank, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the G20. Amid concerns regarding a slowing economies in Europe and elsewhere — not to mention Brexit — it will be easy to miss that no less than three different public sessions will focus on central bank digital currency (CBDC) policy and related payments innovation issues.

This story provides perspective on emerging policy trajectories at the intersection of…