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Full Details on Community Bank Research Conference

The Federal Reserve and CSBS have rolled out their agenda for their annual community bank research conference. You can read the full announcement here

The conference will be held October 3-4, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and webcast live. At the conference, the annual survey of community banks will be released and 11 academic papers will be presented. These papers will address small business lending, competition in banking, and bank management and performance. Also, students from Eastern Kentucky University will present an additional paper. This student team won the CSBS Case Study Competition for 2018, awarded last May. 

Of special note, the FDIC has now joined the Federal Reserve and CSBS as a conference cosponsor, and FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams is scheduled to deliver remarks. 

Other key speakers include:

  • Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard
  • CSBS Chairman Charlotte Corley
  • CSBS President and CEO John Ryan
  • Beneficial Bank President and CEO Gerald Cuddy

This is the sixth year for the research conference -- officially titled the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference -- and attracts a mix of federal and state financial regulators, leading academics and financial researchers, and community bankers. Over the years, conference research has been used to inform policy decisions among federal policymakers and regulators. 

You can read more information about the 2018 and prior year conferences and research here. 

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