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2019 CSBS Case Study Competition to Focus on Federal Regulatory Relief Law

Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) announced that the application period for its annual case study competition is now open, and faculty advisors can now submit their statements of interest. 

This year’s competition will focus on how the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No: 115-174) will impact community banks and how their communities will benefit from the new law.


The CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition is an academic competition where undergraduate student teams partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies.  For the 2019 competition, student teams will study how community banks and communities will benefit from EGRRCPA. 

Statement by CSBS President and CEO John W. Ryan: “This competition, now entering its fifth year, provides valuable insights into the community bank business model, connects students with professionals in the banking industry, and provides many students with their first opportunity to have their work published. This year’s theme adds a new, forward-looking aspect to the competition that will challenge students to think critically about legislation’s impact on banks and the communities they serve. We look forward to yet another year of insightful research from undergraduate students nationwide.”

Prize for Winning

The First-Place winner of the competition will:

  • Receive a $1,000 scholarship per student and faculty advisor;
  • Be invited to present at the CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference; and
  • Be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.

Second and third place teams will also receive scholarships and have their works published in the journal.


  • November 19, 2018 – To participate, faculty advisors must submit a Statement of Interest. Faculty advisors are not yet expected to have a full student team.
  • February 4, 2019 – Deadline for student teams and community bank partner to be identified and fully registered to participate in the competition.
  • April 22, 2019 – Final papers and videos are due 12:00 PM local time.

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