2022 Federal Reserve Stress Testing Research Conference

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CfP Deadline Date:
June 15, 2022

Conference Event:
October 6-7, 2022

Event Location:
Boston, MA., U.S. and online

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Federal Reserve invites researchers to submit academic research papers to be considered for presentation at a conference on the topic of stress testing. The conference will provide a forum for researchers in academic and policy institutions to discuss important topics, methods, and challenges related to stress testing for financial institutions and the financial system.

Since the financial crisis, stress testing has become a key tool for evaluating the resilience of financial institutions and the financial system. For example, stress tests of U.S. large banking organizations are now conducted annually under the Dodd-Frank Act, and similar stress testing efforts have also been adopted internationally in recent years. Stress testing has become increasingly important in assessing the resilience of the financial system as a whole and the strength of the balance sheets of firms and households. It has also become a more prominent risk management tool for financial institutions. Accordingly, stress testing as a discipline has become an increasingly important area for economic research and policy.

Conference Format
We intend to host the conference in a hybrid format, with the option of participating online or in person, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Some limited funding to cover travel expenses may be
available for paper presenters and discussants. Although we hope to see everyone in Boston, we will
revert to a fully virtual format should conditions related to COVID-19 not allow in-person participation.

The conference will consist of presentations of academic researchpapers. Some of the paper presentations will be followed by discussions.

With the authors’ approval, the papers presented at the conference may be made available to the public on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Paper Submission Topics
The conference will consider high quality research papers broadly related to stress testing. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The effects of stress tests on economic behavior, financial stability, and systemic risk
  • The resilience of banks to economic conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its
  • Stress testing in an inflationary environment
  • Climate-change scenarioanalysis
  • The distributional effects of stress tests
  • The appropriate role for stress testing in macroprudential and microprudential supervision
  • Optimal disclosure policies for supervisory stress tests
  • The design of macroeconomic scenarios for stress testing
  • Stress-testing for cybersecurity and operational risks
  • Stress testing for nonbank financial institutions
  • Stress testing and digital currencies

Further Information:

Paper Submissions
We invite authors to submit papers or extended abstracts to StressTestingConference@frb.gov by Wednesday June 15, 2022. Complete papers are strongly encouraged. Extended abstracts should include a description of the motivation for the research question, the method and data used to study the question, and key results. Submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee, and authors whose papers have been accepted to the conference will be notified by the end of July. Please direct all questions and correspondence to StressTestingConference@frb.gov.

For more information, please visit the website below for prior editions of the research conference:
2022 Federal Reserve Stress Testing Research Conference – Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Link CfP & Conference:
2022 Federal Reserve Stress Testing Research Conference