Most Significant Contribution for Banking Research Paper for 2020 Announced

The conference committee is pleased to announce the selection of “Shared Destinies? Small Banks and Small Business Consolidation” as the paper that made the “most significant contribution to banking research” at the 2020 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The authors of the winning paper are Claire Brennecke, economist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Stefan Jacewitz, chief of the Quantitative Risk Analysis Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and Jonathan Pogach, chief of the FDIC’s Financial Modeling and Research Section.


Conference News

  • 2020 Community Banking Conference Continues Thursday

    The second day of the eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference continues Thursday from at 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Laurie Stewart, president and CEO of Seattle, Washington-based Sound Community Bank, will kick things off with this year's community banker keynote speech. The conference is being held virtually via the Webex meeting platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being livestreamed and can be viewed via this website's homepage. more →

  • 2020 Community Banking Virtual Conference Starts Today

    Attendees from around the world will participate in the eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference, which will begins today at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held virtually via the Webex meeting platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being livestreamed and can be viewed via this website's homepage. more →

  • 2020 Conference Recognizes Two Additional Research Papers of Topical Note

    Due to the significant number of submissions to the 2020 conference, a number of high quality papers were not able to be fully integrated into this year’s proceedings. The conference’s research committee identified two such papers that it wanted to highlight on the conference website. These “additional papers of topical note” have been posted to the website, along with a recorded video presentation by an author from each team in which they discuss their key findings. more →

  • CSBS Releases 2020 Journal of Community Bank Case Studies

    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has released its annual Journal of Community Bank Case Studies. This year's volume features the top three submissions for this year's academic competition that examined the impact of the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) requirements on community banks: Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi; James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. The first place team. Mississippi State, will present its findings on the second day of the conference at 1:30 p.m. ET. more →

  • The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual

    Conference organizers have continued to closely monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, given that the health and safety of attendees, as well as the academic standards of the conference, are of the highest priority. To this end, the 2020 conference will be hosted as a virtual event that will span two afternoon sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2020. More details, including a preliminary agenda and how to register, will be coming soon. more →

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