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Center for Financial Research

Last Updated: May 10, 2021

The FDIC is a preeminent banking research institution. The FDIC established the Center for Financial Research to promote research on topics important to the FDIC’s mission including deposit insurance, bank supervision, making large and complex financial institutions resolvable, and resolution of failed financial institutions. The Center has an active seminar series and maintains contacts with preeminent scholars in the industry, academics, and the public sector. Its research follows banking industry developments, risk measurement and management methods, regulatory policy, and related topics. The Center sponsors an annual Bank Research Conference and an annual Consumer Research Symposium, hosts short-term visiting scholars, and manages a Visiting Scholars Program. The work of our researchers helps the FDIC maintain a safe, sound, and vibrant banking sector.

Papers, Studies, and Survey Reports

The Center publishes working papers, staff studies, survey reports, and other analyses to prompt discussion among the FDIC’s many stakeholders to expand knowledge and understanding of issues that affect the banking system.

Events

The Center hosts an annual Bank Research Conference, an annual Consumer Research Symposium, and other events throughout the year to foster dialogue among banking regulators and supervisors, academics, and the private sector.

Group of FDIC researchers in front of FDIC building

Who We Are

The Center includes a team of highly qualified economists and researchers, who conduct and publish empirical and theoretical research on the banking industry, bank regulation, and deposit insurance. They also develop statistical and financial models to support FDIC operations. The Center is also supported by advisors, scholars, and fellows who advise senior management and coauthor research papers with economists.

Career opportunities are available for interns, fellowships, and economists.

Contact

For additional information about the FDIC Center for Financial Research, e-mail us at cfr@fdic.gov.

Have a Paper You Want to Present at the FDIC?

The FDIC offers a seminar series to present interesting and informative papers. If you would like to present a paper, please e-mail your paper and available presentation dates to Seminars@fdic.gov.

Presenters will be reimbursed for their travel expenses.

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