Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) 2019

Conference dates

11 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019


Chicago, Illinois


The Department of Finance and the Center for Financial Services at DePaul University will hold the fourth annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference on April 11-12, 2019. The conference brings together academics from around the world to present research on important issues in the financial services industry. Prior to this academic conference, attendees are invited to join the 12th annual Risk Management Conference with financial service professionals on April 10, 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.

We welcome submissions of high-quality research on all topics related to financial institutions. A list of possible session topics includes, but is not limited to, the theory of financial intermediation; financial institution performance and risk; market-making institutions; banking and the real economy; syndicated lending and securitization; fintech; central banks and monetary policy; relationship lending and small business finance; consumer finance and payment systems; financial crises and systemic risk; governance of financial institutions; international banking; and financial regulation.

Lamont Black – DePaul University
Elijah Brewer – DePaul University

Allen N. Berger – University of South Carolina
Charles W. 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
George Pennacchi – University of Illinois
Greg Udell – Indiana University
Larry D. Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The submission deadline for papers is October 31, 2018. Papers should be submitted by email to There is a $25 submission fee, which is payable at Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by late December.

Information about conference registration can be found at

For additional information about the Chicago Financial Institutions Conference, questions regarding paper submission or registration, please email Lamont Black at