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Call for Papers Deadline Now October 1 for 2013 Community Development Research Conference


Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice

The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System invite paper submissions for the eighth Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference, to be held April 11-12, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The deadline for submission has been extended to Oct. 1, 2012.

The goal of the conference is to highlight new action-oriented and academically rigorous research on resiliency and rebuilding initiatives that can directly inform community development policy and practice. In cases where travel costs would be prohibitive to presenters’ attendance, reimbursement for expenses will be considered for selected presenters.

View the submission guidelines.

While there are many issues facing low- income communities today, this conference seeks to present new action-oriented and academically rigorous research that includes:

  • the community development finance field after the Great Recession, 
  • housing markets and neighborhood stabilization,
  • asset building and community resilience, 
  • access to credit and financial services for consumers and small businesses, 
  • poverty and inequality,
  • place-based community and economic development and
  • demographic change, human capital, and workforce development.

Papers addressing these topics and others affecting minority and rural communities are encouraged. Research outside of these specific topics that fit within the underlying themes are also welcome, including research papers on technology innovations for community development, social entrepreneurship, transportation, microenterprise, financial education, and other related topics. Individuals interested in presenting their research at the conference should submit abstracts or completed papers (which will receive preference) by Oct. 1, 2012. Authors will present their research in panels and poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the program committee’s decision in late 2012.

For more information, contact Karen Leone de Nie at or see the Resilience and Rebuilding conference web site.