The third annual Chicago Financial Institutions Conference will take place in downtown Chicago on April 5-6, 2018.
The call for papers is open and the submission deadline is October 30.  The full call for papers can be found here on SSRN:
Papers can be submitted by email to
This gathering will build on the success of our 2017 conference, which brought together 36 papers for a uniquely curated conference on financial institutions.  We are pleased to continue building on the long tradition of a spring banking conference here in Chicago.
As in previous years, 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 sector 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.
Advisory Committee:
Allen Berger – University of South Carolina
Charles Calomiris – Columbia University
Robert DeYoung – University of Kansas
Mark Flannery – University of Florida 
Iftekhar Hasan – Fordham University 
Joseph Haubrich – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Randall Kroszner – University of Chicago
Steven Ongena – University of Zurich
Greg Udell – Indiana University
Larry Wall – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The conference will be preceded by a risk management conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on April 4.  We believe the combination of these conferences offers a unique opportunity to connect academic and practitioner perspectives.