Research Conferences & Seminars

The conferences, below, are hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Economic Research department.


Economic Research events dating back through 2010 are available below. Many of our earlier events are available on our Past Events page and our conference series pages (links in the sidebar).

2014

Seventeenth Annual International Banking Conference

November 6-7, 2014

This year's theme is The New International Financial System: Analyzing the Cumulative Impact of Regulatory Reform. The purpose of the annual conference is to address important current issues affecting international financial markets. This year, the conference will be co-sponsored with the Bank of England.

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Frontiers of Macroeconomics

October 10-11, 2014

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50th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

May 7-9, 2014

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2013

Twentieth Annual Agriculture Conference

The annual agriculture conference will explore the risks faced by agricultural producers and lenders, as well as the risk-management tools available to them.

November 19, 2013

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Sixteenth Annual International Banking Conference

November 7-8, 2013

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What’s after Bankruptcy? Lessons in Governance Reform and Financial Planning from Other Cities

In the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, this program will examine how other cities facing fiscal crises regained their footing. We are hosting at discussion on these issues at our Detroit Branch.

November 7-8, 2013

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This year's theme is Shadow Banking within and across National Borders The purpose of the annual conference is to address important current issues affecting international financial markets. This year, the conference will be co=sponsored with the International Monetary Fund.

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Twentieth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

On May 30 and May 31, 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Twentieth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at its Detroit Branch. The symposium included near-term automotive and outlook and the long-term structure of the industry.

May 30-31, 2013

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49th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

This year's theme focused on systemically important financial insititions.

May 8-10, 2013

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Managing Economic Development in Times of Fiscal Uncertainty: Past Crises and Current Strategies

The forum will address economic development in times of fiscal uncertainty.

April 4, 2013

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Northwestern Alumni-Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Workshop on Macroeconomics

The alumni of Northwestern University's macroeconomics Ph.D. program will gather at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at this invitation-only event to present and discuss current research on macroeconomics, monetary policy, business cycles and finance.

April 5-6, 2013

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New Access to Energy: Midwest and Global Industry Impacts

This conference will focus primarily on shifting markets, development opportunities and economic impacts.

April 8-9, 2013

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2012

Workshop on Property Tax Incentives and the Treatment of Tax-Exempt Property

Co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Metropolis Strategies and the Civic Federation, this conferene explored the role of property tax incentives in supporting business growth and the treatment of nonprofit entities in the tax base.

November 30, 2012

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Twenty-Sixth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2013.

November 30, 2012

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Farmland Leases: Tales, Types and Trends

The annual agriculture conference will examine trends in farmland leasing and analyze various types of leases, within the context of the changes facing agriculture in the Midwest.

November 27, 2012

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Fifteenth Annual International Banking Conference

November 15-16, 2012

This year's theme is The Social Value of the Financial Sector: Too Big to Fail or Just Too Big? The purpose of the annual conference is to address important current issues affecting international financial markets. This year, the conference will examine the social value of the financial sector.

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Research Data Center Annual Conference

September 15, 2012

This year's conference showcases research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Census RDC performs statistical analyses on non-public versions of data from these government agencies.

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Summer Workshop on Money, Banking, Payments and Finance

This workshop will bring together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.

August 06-11, 2012

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Nineteenth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

On May 31 and June 1, 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its Nineteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium at its Detroit Branch. The symposium included near-term automotive and outlook and the long-term structure of the industry.

May 31-June 1, 2012

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48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

This year's theme was Bank Capital: How Much Is Enough? Participants debated the issues associated with proposals to increase bank capital.

May 9-11, 2012

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Beyond Parking Meters: The Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Illinois

The Civic Federation, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, presented a half-day conference on the subject of public-private partnerships.

March 14, 2012

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Day Ahead Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas  co-sponsored the fifth annual “day ahead” conference (the day before the beginning of the 2012 ASSA meetings in Chicago).

January 5, 2012

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2011

Twenty-Fifth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twenty-fifth annual Economic Outlook Symposium to focus on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2012.

December 2, 2011

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Midwest Economy: Outlook for 2012 and Beyond

The Regional Programs team hosted a conference to discuss the outlook for the Midwest.

December 1, 2011

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Rising Farmland Values: Causes and Cautions

The annual agriculture conference will explore the factors contributing to large increases in agricultural land values and cash rental rates in the Midwest.

November 15, 2011

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Fourteenth Annual International Banking Conference

This year's theme is The Role of Central Banks in Financial Stability:  How Has It Changed? The purpose of the annual conference is to address important current issues affecting international financial markets. This year, we will examine the changing role of central banks in pursuing financial stability.

November 10-11, 2011

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Improving Security for Online and Card Not Present Transactions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Secure Remote Payment Council co-sponsored an invitation-only symposium focused on security issues for remote payments.

September 26, 2011

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Symposium on Immediate Funds Transfer for General-Purpose Payments

This symposium considered the potential of this innovative method of payment (immediate funds transfer) for improving the U.S. payment system, learning from other countries and evaluating the challenges in making such a leap in the U.S.

September 6-7, 2011

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Summer Workshop on Money, Banking, Payments and Finance

This workshop will bring together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.

August 08-19, 2011

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Food Safety: Policy Changes, Science-Based Opportunities

This program was designed to provide a forum for meaningful interactions between key executives and scientists, with a view to creating new products and novel, effective solutions to improve food safety.

July 19, 2011

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State Budgets under Stress: Paths to Sustainability

This program looked at the current state of budgets and long-term challenges.

June 24, 2011

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Eighteenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

This year's symposium focuses on the near-term automotive outlook and the long-term structure of the industry.

June 2-3, 2011

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Eleventh Annual Payments Conference

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will host its eleventh annual payments conference. This year's theme is The New Face of Retail Payments: Markets, Strategies and Regulations.

May 19-20, 2011

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47th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

This year’s conference focused on the Implementation of  Dodd-Frank. The recent financial crisis and recession led to widespread calls for financial regulatory reform.

May 4-6, 2011

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2010

Economic Outlook Symposium

The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. recovery during 2011.

December 3, 2010

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Annual Agriculture Conference

The theme of this year's Agriculture Conference examined the intersections of Midwest agriculture and rural development.

November 9, 2010

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Mortgage Foreclosures and the Future of Housing Finance

The Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) co-hosted a two-day conference highlighting policy-oriented research focused on U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

October 25–26, 2010

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Thirteenth Annual International Banking Conference

This year's theme was Macroprudential Regulatory Policies: The New Road to Financial Stability?

September 23-24, 2010

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Public Policy Symposium on OTC Derivatives Clearing

The symposium addressed over the counter (OTC) derivatives policy issues related to the design, operation and regulation of central counterparties.

September 3, 2010

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Annual Workshop on Money, Banking, Payment and Finance

This workshop brought together experts from academia and policy institutions around the world to discuss recent developments in the field.

August 12-18, 2010

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Conference on Payment Markets: Theory, Evidence and Policy

The University of Granada and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-hosted this international Conference on Payment Markets: Theory, Evidence and Policy.

June 21-22, 2010

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Charting Illinois's Fiscal Future: Dealing with Structural Deficits and the Implications of High Levels of Future Debt

This conference was co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois and was designed to investigate the implications of fiscal insolvency.

June 17–18, 2010

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Seventeenth Annual Automotive Outlook Symposium

This year's symposium focused on the near-term outlook for sales and the long-term landscape of automotive production.

June 3– 4, 2010

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Tenth Annual Payments Conference

This year's theme was Payment Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis.

May 20–21, 2010

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After the Perfect Storm: Competitive Forces Shaping the Auto Industry

This conference focused on the question of which factors will shape the industry's competitiveness going forward.

May 10-11, 2010

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46th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition

This year’s conference focused on the future of the financial services industry.

May 5–7, 2010

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Health Care, the Employer and Insurance

This year’s program analyzed the role of insurance in the health care system.

April 26-27, 2010

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New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy

Leading researchers on health care policy discussed new perspectives on important policy topics.

March 22-23, 2010

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