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CSBS and Federal Reserve Call for Papers on Community Banking

CSBS and Federal Reserve System invite the submission of papers for their sixth annual community bank research and policy conference, which will be held Oct. 3 through Oct. 4, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo. 

This year for the first time, the conference committee will award the authors of the paper that it identifies as making the most significant contribution to banking policy. 

Submissions are due Friday, June 15 and can 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 
  • New opportunities faced by community banks 

The CSBS/Federal Reserve Community Banking and Research Policy Conference brings together academics, community bankers, regulators and policymakers to focus on the latest academic research on community banking and the important policy issues that affect community banks. Its research is used by federal finance agencies and lawmakers in advancing community banking policy.  

For more information on how to submit a paper, email conference@communitybanking.org. or contact Summer Henry, Community Bank Research and Outreach Program Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  

For information about the conference, visit the conference website.  

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