The 10th Annual Conference on Bank Structure & Competition

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.

 

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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03/28/74
12:00 AM
I. Policy Issues
  • Improving the U.S. Financial System
William E Gibson, The Brookings Institution
  • Acquisitions by Bank Holding Companies: Promise, Performance, Potential
Paul F Jessup, University of Minnesota
  • Discussant
Samuel H Talley, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
12:00 AM
II. Selected Papers
  • Interest Rate Ceilings and Consumer Credit Rationing: A Multivariate Analysis of a Survey of Borrowers
Robert A Eisenbeis, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Neil B Murphy, University of Maine
  • The Effects of Regulation on Bank Portfolios, Capital and Profitability
John J Mingo, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Benjamin Wolkowitz, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Concentration and Stability of Market Shares in Banking
Timothy A Hultquist, First National Bank of Chicago
  • Prices, Nonprices and Concentration in Selected Banking Markets
Arnold A Heggestad, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
John J Mingo, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Commercial Banking Performance Sources: A Multivariate Model
William Jackson, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
12:00 AM
III. Potential Competition
  • Aspects of the Potential Competition Banking Antitrust Cases
Gary G Gilbert, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Reflections on Bank Regulatory Structure and Large Bank Failures
Jack M Guttentag, University of Pennsylvania
  • Discussant
Peter Carstensen, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Measures of Potential for De Novo Entry in Bank Acquisition Cases: An Evaluation
R Alton Gilbert, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Diversification, Competition and Aggregate Concentration
Stephen A Rhoades, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
12:00 AM
IV. Research in Progress
  • Socially Optimal Bank Structure
Peter I Berman, Adelphi University
Martha S Hollis, Arizona State University
  • Impact Potential of Electronic Funds Transfer Systems on Banking Structure and Competition: Summary
Bruce C Cohen, First National City Bank
  • Multinational Banking
James W Dean, Simon Fraser University
Herbert G Grubel, Simon Fraser University
  • Effects of the 1967 Bank Act on Entry Barriers and Competition in Canadian Financial Markets
James W Dean, Simon Fraser University
Richard Schwindt, Simon Fraser University
  • Research and the FDIC
Robert A Eisenbeis, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Bank Entry: A Multivariate Analysis
Donald R Fraser, Texas A&M University
Peter S Rose, Texas A&M University
Gary L Schugart, Texas A&M University
  • Toward a Model of Non-Price Competition among Banking Firms
Thomas Havrilesky, Duke University
Robert Schweitzer, Duke University
  • Spatial Analysis of Rural Banking Alternatives
Paul F Jessup, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Richard W Stolz, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • The Structure of the Municipal Bond Underwriting Industry
George G Kaufman, University of Oregon
  • Bank Market Structure and Individual Bank Performance: Wisconsin 1870–1900
Richard H Keehn, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
  • Research at the Board
, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Banking Restraint and Regional Development
Mathew Shane, University of Minnesota
  • Some Further Implications of Profit Maximization by an S&L
Marcia L Stigum, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
John R Stodden, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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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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