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Chicago Financial Institutions Conference
Chicago Financial Institutions Conference

The Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) is an annual spring conference that brings together academics from around the world to present their research on financial institutions. The conference includes a traditional three-papers and three-discussants format in parallel sessions. All are welcome to attend.

The fourth annual conference will be held on April 11-12 in downtown Chicago. This day-and-a-half program includes 17 sessions and 51 papers that cover a wide range of topics, including financial intermediation, regulatory policy, fintech and credit availability.

The annual conference is organized by the Department of Finance and the Keeley Center for Financial Services at DePaul University. Prior to this academic conference, attendees are invited to join the 12th annual Risk Management Conference with financial service professionals on April 10-11, which is co-sponsored with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Together, these two conferences offer a unique opportunity to connect academic and practitioner perspectives.

Conference Organizers:

  • Lamont Black – DePaul University
  • Elijah Brewer – DePaul University

Advisory Committee:

  • Allen N. Berger – University of South Carolina
  • Charles Calomiris – Columbia University
  • Robert DeYoung – University of Kansas
  • Mark J. Flannery – University of Florida
  • Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University
  • Joseph G. Haubrich – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Randall Kroszner – University of Chicago
  • Steven Ongena - University of Zurich
  • Greg Udell – Indiana University
  • Larry Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Conference program