Community Banking in the 21st Century Eighth Annual Community Banking Research and Policy Conference

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CfP Deadline Date:
June 5, 2020

Conference Event:
September 30 – October 1, 2020

Event Location:
St. Louis, MO, USA

Organizer(s):
The Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The purpose of the conference is to bring 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.

TOPICS: We invite the submission of papers that explore all aspects of community banking. We especially welcome empirical and policy oriented papers. An award will be issued for the accepted paper that is identified by the conference organizing committee as making the most significant contribution to banking research. Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY BANKS IN THE U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEM
– provision of financial services to households, small businesses and small farms
– impact of community banks on local/state economic activity

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE COMMUNITY BANK BUSINESS MODEL
– benefits of local knowledge and strong relationships
– costs of operating at a small scale
– funding and liquidity

THE EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT POLICY ON COMMUNITY BANKS
– quantifying regulatory and compliance costs
– intended and unintended effects of regulatory requirements
– antitrust policy and community banks

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACED BY COMMUNITY BANKS
– competition from large banks, credit unions, and nonbanks, including financial technology firms
– keeping up with rapid technological advances
– succession planning and attracting employees with needed expertise
– operational risks
– collaborations/partnerships with financial technology firms
– responding to the effects of climate change

Further Information:

The deadline to submit a detailed abstract or completed paper is June 5, 2020. Please send your submissions by email to conference@communitybanking.org. You will receive a confirmation email within two business days of your submission. Please contact Summer DuMond at (501) 324-8245, with questions.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 24, 2020.

Link CfP and Conference: http://www.communitybanking.org