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CFR News Highlights (June 2007)

7th Annual Bank Research Conference will take place at the FDICs Arlington Virginia Conference facility on September 20-21, 2007. The topic of the 2007 conference is Liquidity and Liquidity Risk. To submit a paper please go to 7th Annual Bank Research Conference - Call For Papers. Conference attendance is free and open to the public but advanced registration is required. Registration can be done electronically but will not begin until July.
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2007.

2007 Call For Papers - Conference on Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Journal of Financial Services Research (JFSR) are pleased to announce a research conference. This years conference will be held at the FDICs facilities located in Arlington, Virginia on November 30th and December 1st. Papers must be received by July 31, 2007.

The CFR received over 50 paper submissions for the 17th Annual Derivatives, Securities and Risk Management Conference held April 13-14, 2007. The conference was co-sponsored by the FDIC-CFR, Cornell University and the University of Houston. The conference agenda and papers are available at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/2007/apr/agenda_apr07.html

The FDIC hosted the Basel Research Task Force Workshop on May 10-11, 2007. The workshop was attended by more than 80 economists from Basle Committee affiliated central banks and banking supervisory authorities. The workshop agenda is available at http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/RTF07_WorkshopProgramme.pdf

The CFR more than 100 proposals for research funding for 2007. The proposals were reviewed by the CFR Program Coordinators, George Pennacchi, Robert Jarrow, Anthony Saunders, Peter Tufano, Robert DeYoung, and Mitchell Petersen as well as the CFR Co-directors Paul Kupiec and Mark Flannery and Special Advisor Haluk Unal. Nine proposals were selected for support.

CFR People News

Bob DeYoung has left the FDIC to undertake new challenges as faculty member at The University of Kansas. Congratulations Bob on your new position.

Last Updated 06/6/2007 cfr@fdic.gov

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