Governor Michelle W. Bowman: The Role of Research, Data, and Analysis in Banking Reforms

Federal Reserve Board
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Federal Reserve Governor Bowman:

"Today I will begin by discussing some of the research around community banks and the role they play in the U.S. banking system. I will then discuss how this research can inform policy, including by helping us be more sensitive to the unintended consequences of reform, and discuss how this perspective can be applied to the evaluation of bank mergers and acquisitions. Finally, I will mention a few additional areas where I think research could be valuable as an input to the rulemaking process."