• Conference Committee Names 2017 Emerging Scholars

    The Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference committee announced the names of those students selected as Emerging Scholars for 2017. Emerging Scholars are PhD students who are considering or working on a dissertation on a banking-related topic. The conference committee congratulates Jin Cai, University of South Carolina; Padma Sharma, University of California- Irvine; Jacob Walloga, Clemson University; and Dayin Zhang,  University of California- Berkeley for being selected as the 2017 Emerging Scholars.

  • Fed Chair Yellen Will Open 2017 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give opening remarks at the fifth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference that will be held Oct. 4-5, 2017, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), brings together community bankers, academics, policymakers, and bank supervisors from across the country to discuss the latest academic research on community banking, as well as important policy issues facing the sector.

  • Bank of the West's Cynthia Blankenship to Deliver 2017 Conference Keynote Address

    Cynthia L. Blankenship, vice chairman, chief financial officer and corporate president of Grapevine, Texas-based Bank of the West, will give the keynote address on the first day of the 2017 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. Blankenship is past chair of both the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT).


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