Community Banking in the 21st Century

The first Federal Reserve System/ Conference of State Bank Supervisors Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference took place October 2-3, 2013, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The research conference brought together community bankers, academics, policymakers, and bank regulators to discuss the latest research on community banking.

The Federal Reserve/CSBS research conference presents an innovative approach to the study of community banks. Academics explore issues raised by the industry in a neutral, empirical manner and present their findings at the conference. Community bankers contribute through participation on discussion panels and feedback to the research presented, by contributing to an annual national survey, and by serving as keynote speakers at the conference.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave opening remarks at the conference. Other guest speakers included Federal Reserve Governor Jay Powell, CSBS President and CEO John Ryan and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard.

The call for papers for the conference opened Feb 2, 2013.

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Conference Agenda Gateway Auditorium, 6th Floor | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
October 2-3, 2013