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).
Sixteenth Annual International Banking Conference
November 7-8, 2018
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.
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
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
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
49th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition
Papers may be submitted for presentation at the conference.
May 8-10, 2013
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
Twenty-Sixth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium
The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. expansion as it enters 2013.
November 30, 2012
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
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.
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.
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
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
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, 2012Read more...
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).
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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
Midwest Economy: Outlook for 2012 and Beyond
The Regional Programs team hosted a conference to discuss the outlook for the Midwest.
December 1, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
State Budgets under Stress: Paths to Sustainability
This program looked at the current state of budgets and long-term challenges.
June 24, 2011
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
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
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
Economic Outlook Symposium
The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. recovery during 2011.
December 3, 2010
Annual Agriculture Conference
The theme of this year's Agriculture Conference examined the intersections of Midwest agriculture and rural development.
November 9, 2010
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
Thirteenth Annual International Banking Conference
This year's theme was Macroprudential Regulatory Policies: The New Road to Financial Stability?
September 23-24, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
Tenth Annual Payments Conference
This year's theme was Payment Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis.
May 20–21, 2010
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
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
Health Care, the Employer and Insurance
This year’s program analyzed the role of insurance in the health care system.
April 26-27, 2010
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