A reminder of the approaching deadline for papers to be presented at the 20th Annual Bank Research Conference – which still may be held virtually depending on safety amid the COVID-29 pandemic – was issued Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).
As announced in March, this year’s conference is scheduled to be held Dec. 2-3 in Arlington, Va., by the FDIC Center for Financial Research and the Journal of Financial Services Research (JFSR). Papers are due by June 28, and the agency said authors will be notified about the status of their papers in September.
The bank research conferences seek to bring together academics, policy decision makers, and industry leaders to share research on issues of prime importance to the banking community.
As noted in March, whether this year’s event is held virtually or in person will depend on where things stand with the current health crisis. “Due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will only be held physically if it can be done safely. The event may be held virtually or as a hybrid to accommodate participation, as necessary,” the FDIC said.
Papers will be selected for presentation at the conference based on reviews by a group of FDIC economists and the Organizing Committee; final selections will be made by a committee made up of associate JFSR editors and external reviewers, the FDIC said. Also, selected papers may be invited for submission to the JFSR for a special conference issue.
The program committee is inviting theoretical and empirical papers on issues related to the performance and regulation of the financial sector, including the following:
- Deposit insurance
- Risk measurement and management
- Banking and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Governance and compensation practices in the financial sector
- Capital and liquidity requirements
- Emerging issues in finance (e.g., cybersecurity, artificial intelligence)
- Bank scale and scope economies, industry competition, and market structure
- Fintech and trends in financial products, services, and technology
- Systemic risk and financial system stability
- Financial sector performance
- Finance and the real economy
- Interaction between regulation and the cost and availability of credit
- Finance and climate change
The FDIC said it will cover expenses for paper presenters.