Community Dividend

Call for papers: The eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference

Published July 1, 2012  | July 2012 issue

The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System invite paper submissions for Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice, the eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference, to be held April 11–13, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Core discussion topics are:

  • The community development finance field after the Great Recession;
  • Housing markets and neighborhood stabilization;
  • Asset building and community resilience;
  • Access to credit and financial services for consumers and small businesses;
  • Poverty and inequality;
  • Place-based community and economic development; and
  • Demographic change, human capital, and workforce development.

Papers that fit the underlying conference theme but fall outside of these topic areas will also be considered. To submit a completed paper (preferred) or detailed abstract, e-mail Karen Leone de Nie of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta at by September 15, 2012. To read the full version of this call for papers, visit