2018 Call for Papers: Submissions Due June 15

The call for papers for the 2018 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference is now open. The conference committee is seeking papers that explore all aspects of community banking, including: 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 June 15, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by August 3, 2018. Submissions should be e-mailed to: conference@communitybanking.org. The conference committee will issue a new award this year to recognize the accepted paper that it identifies as making the most significant contribution to banking policy. The conference will take place Oct. 3-4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.