BPI Prize for Empirical Banking Research

The Bank Policy Institute will be awarding an annual prize for the best new primarily empirical paper on commercial banking.  The paper can be on any aspect of commercial banking including, but not limited to, micro- and macro-prudential bank regulation, migration of financial activity away from banks to shadow banks, bank business models and technological change, bank credit and economic growth, access to banking services and income equality, and banks’ role in monetary policy transmission mechanism.  The paper must not already be accepted for publication as of the submission deadline.

The prize will be awarded by a panel consisting of Charles Calomiris (Chair), Columbia University, Viral Acharya, New York University Stern School of Business, and Mark Flannery, University of Florida.  The papers will be judged on originality, importance, and persuasiveness.   The winner will receive $10,000.  In addition, the second and third best submissions will receive $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.  The winners will be announced, and will be required to present their papers at, the annual Columbia/BPI conference on bank regulation, which this year occurs on February 14, 2020.

To be considered for publication, papers must be submitted as a single file in PDF format using the form below. Submissions are due by December 1, 2019.