Professor Tanya Marsh presents community banking paper at Federal Reserve conference on Sept. 23

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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh, an expert in human remains, created the first Funeral and Cemetery Law course in an American law school.

Professor Tanya Marsh will present her research paper, “Federal Policy, Market Failures and the Challenge for Community Banks,” at the second annual Federal Reserve community banking and policy conference on Sept. 23-24, 2014.

The conference, hosted by The Federal Reserve System and Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), will bring together bankers, academics, policy makers and supervisors to discus current challenges and opportunities facing community banks.

Marsh’s paper focuses on the following, as stated in the conference research paper abstract:

“Community banks are an important part of the American financial services sector. They provide essential services to a significant number of Americans, particularly in rural areas. They pose less of a threat to the safety and stability of the American financial system than large banks because of their relatively uncomplicated and transparent activities, and their size limits the potential impact of any single bank failure. Because they are tied so closely to particular communities, they have natural disincentives for predatory lending and similar consumer protection abuses.”

Marsh also spoke at last year’s conference where she presented her paper, “Reforming the Regulation of Community Banks after Dodd-Frank” which she co-authored with corporate attorney Joseph Norman (’12).

The event, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be streamed live here.

See the full agenda, here.

For more details about the conference, click here.