1st Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

Since the early 1960s, the Conference on Bank Structure and Competition has served as a forum for academics, regulators and industry participants to debate current issues affecting the financial services industry. Each year the purpose of the conference is to continue that tradition. This retrospective on the history and evolution of the conference reviews the past four decades of conferences.

 

The primary motivating factor for the conference was the passage of the 1960 Bank Merger Act and the U.S. versus Philadelphia National Bank Supreme Court decision. Suddenly, bank regulatory agencies were required to consider competitive factors in addition to banking factors when evaluating bank merger applications. Each of the Federal Reserve Banks was encouraged to survey the existing literature on bank structure and develop its own research agendas on these issues.


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01/23/63
12:00 AM
University of Chicago
William G DeWald, Professor, Department of Economics
Corwin D Edwards, Professor, Graduate School of Business
Reuben Kessel, Professor, Department of Economics
Sam Peltzman, Graduate Student, Department of Economics
Dr Irving Schweiger, School of Business
12:00 AM
University of Illinois
Robert Gillespie, Professor, Department of Economics
William Grampp, Professor, Department of Economics (Navy Pier)
Donald R Hodgman, Professor, Department of Economics
James Leonard, Professor, Finance Department
Verlyn Richards, Graduate Student, Department of Economics
Arthur Welsh, Graduate Student, Department of Economics
12:00 AM
Indiana University
Samuel M Loescher, Professor, Department of Economics
Elmus R Wicker, Professor, Department of Economics
12:00 AM
Northwestern University
Meyer L Burstein, Professor, Department of Economics
12:00 AM
University of Michigan
Thomas G Gies, Professor, School of Business Administration
Robert Lawrence, Professor, Department of Economics
12:00 AM
University of Wisconsin
James S Earley, Professor, Department of Economics
Eugene Rotwein, Professor, Department of Economics
12:00 AM
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Robert C Holland, Adviser, Division of Research and Statistics
Almarin Phillips, Professor, Consultant to Board
12:00 AM
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
L M Ross, Bank Examination Staff
E O Fults, Bank Examination Staff
Ernest T Baughman, Research Staff
Karl A Scheld, Research Staff
, Research Staff
Dorothy Nichols, Research Staff
Charlotte Scott, Research Staff
Lynn A Stiles, Research Staff
Neva Van Peski, Research Staff

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A Brief History of the Conference


Since the early 1960s the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Conference on Bank Structure and Competition has served as a forum for academics, regulators and industry participants to debate current issues affecting the financial services industry. Each year the purpose of the conference is to continue that tradition. This retrospective on the history and evolution of the conference reviews the past four decades of conferences.


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