Bank research conference includes 36 sessions, keynote on ‘bailouts,’ remarks by McWilliams

Registration has opened for a Sept. 6-7 conference on bank research, which features a keynote address and a panel on bank bailouts among the three dozen sessions scheduled.

The two-day conference, sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Journal of Financial Services Research, features 36 sessions, including remarks by agency chairman Jelena McWilliams. It will be held at the FDIC’s L. William Seidman Center in Arlington, Va.

In requesting submissions of papers for the research conference – the 18th held by the bank deposit insurance agency – FDIC focused on such topics as risk measurement, regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, and the interaction between regulation and the cost and availability of credit.

The program is broken into eight subject areas: Tradeoffs in Bank Regulation; Regulations, Institutions, and Bank Behavior; Segmentation of the Lending Markets; Stress Spillovers through Banks; a “Fast Track Session” focusing on several areas; Internal Organization of Bank Holding Companies; FinTech; Depositor Reaction to Increased Risk at Banks; and Bailouts.

Sessions scheduled for the conference include: Bank Bailouts; Bail-ins or No Regulatory Intervention: A Dynamic Model and Empirical Tests of Optimal Regulation; Government Guarantees and Banks’ Earnings Management; Nonbank Lending; The Cleansing Effect of Banking Crises; Resolving Too Big to Fail; Managing Default Risk: Competition, Regulation, and Capital; Reintermediation in FinTech: Evidence from Online Lending; and Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance.

The keynote address on “Bailouts” is scheduled by Deborah Lucas, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School for Management (and director of the institute’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy).

There is no conference registration fee; deadline for registering is Aug. 19.

18th Annual Fall Research Conference