The Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors are now accepting papers for the 2017 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference committee is seeking papers that 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; and new opportunities for community banks. This year's conference will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The deadline for submitting papers is June 16.
In early May, BS&R Executive Vice President Julie Stackhouse gave a presentation to Washington University’s Lifelong Learning Institute on the “Implications of the Dodd-Frank Act on Too Big to Fail.” View the presentation slides.
Learn more about the Fed’s pilot program of targeted off-site loan reviews in the current issue of Community Banking Connections.
Research by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City economists Charles S. Morris and Kristen Regeher suggests that as monetary policy normalizes and the economy recovers, community bank net interest income should be expected to rise toward pre-recession levels.