Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) 2019

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.


Please register here for the conference. This conference is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.


We received about 250 submissions for the conference. Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by late December. The preliminary program will be posted in January.

A list of possible session topics includes 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


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

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