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2019 Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference

Taking place October 1-2 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the research conference will bring together community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank regulators to discuss the latest research on community banking.

Community Banking in the 21st Century

The seventh annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference—sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)—will take place Oct. 1-2 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The conference brings together community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank regulators to discuss the latest research on community banking.

The 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 to an annual national survey prior to the conference and then participate directly in the conference by serving as keynote speakers and panelists and by providing feedback to the research presented.

For more information, please contact conference@communitybanking.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers for the 2019 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference is now open. The conference committee seeks papers that explore all aspects of community banking, including, but not limited to:

• the role of community banks in the U.S. financial system,
• advantages and disadvantages of the community bank business model,
• the effects of government policy on community banks,
• significant challenges faced by community banks, and
• new opportunities for community banks.

The deadline to submit a detailed abstract or completed paper is May 31, 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 19, 2019. Submissions should be e-mailed to: conference@communitybanking.org

Each of the academic papers chosen to be presented at the conference will also be considered for an award that recognizes the paper that makes the most significant contribution to banking policy. The conference planning committee will judge the papers, and the winner will be announced in conjunction with the conference.