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2013 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference Proceedings Now Online


The Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) hosted “Community Banking in the 21st Century,” a national community banking research and policy conference Oct. 2-3, 2013, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Proceedings from the conference, including videos of speeches and the panel presentations, along with the academic papers presented, are posted on the CBRC 2013 web site.

Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors from across the country gathered at this first-of-its-kind research conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century community bank.

Research of note for the community banking sector was presented along with the findings of a comprehensive series of community banker town halls hosted in the spring and summer of 2013 by state bank commissioners. St. Louis Fed senior vice president of Banking Supervision and Regulation Julie Stackhouse gave welcoming remarks, followed by opening comments from CSBS President and CEO John Ryan, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Keynote speakers were Dorothy A. Savarese, chairman, president and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, Mass., and Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell.