2024 Rising Scholars Conference Announcement

Contact: OFR Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of Financial Research (OFR) and the Review of Corporate Finance Studies (RCFS) will host the annual Rising Scholars Conference on May 3, 2024. This year’s symposium will be held in Washington, D.C.

The Rising Scholars Conference is for scholars who received their Ph.D. within the last six years. Attendees will discuss theoretical and empirical papers regarding the future of financial stability in the context of new challenges arising from developments in fintech and shadow banking, as well as the implications of these issues for financial inclusion.

Subjects of interest for submitted papers include but are not limited to:

  • interactions between monetary policy, financial conditions, and the buildup of fragilities in financial markets;
  • connections between banks and shadow banks;
  • contagion from shadow banks to the banking system during stressful market conditions;
  • risk-taking in the shadow-banking and fintech sectors;
  • emergence of big tech in finance;
  • increased market concentration and its implications for financial stability;
  • fintech, financial inclusion, and financial stability;
  • geopolitical risks and their implications for market stability;
  • roles of regulation and transparency; and
  • financial stability’s implications for financial inclusion.

The conference aims to bring together rising scholars from the fields of finance and economics to discuss these topics.


The OFR helps promote financial stability by looking across the financial system to measure and analyze risks, perform essential research, and collect and standardize financial data, principally to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council and its member agencies. In addition, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires the OFR to analyze threats to the financial stability of the United States each year and provide a report to Congress with its key findings. For more information, visit us at https://www.financialresearch.gov/.