Racial Inequality and Disparities in Financial Markets Conference

Conference dates

14 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021




Racial inequality has been an important long-standing issue around the world. To promote research on racial inequalities in the financial system, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will host a virtual conference "Racial Inequality and Disparities in Financial Markets" on October 14 and 15, 2021, organized by Kristopher Gerardi (Atlanta Fed), Bin Wei (Atlanta Fed), and Feng Zhao (University of Texas at Dallas). The conference features six research papers that examine whether there is a disparate impact on different racial and/or gender groups in the areas of finance such as mortgage/auto lending, labor markets, and the academic profession.

The Atlanta Fed has organized several events to promote racial equity. For example, the Atlanta-Fed-Princeton conference on “Racial Justice and Finance” in September 2020 and the recent “Racism and the Economy” series. This year's inaugural annual conference “Racial Inequality and Disparities in Financial Markets” is part of the continuing efforts on this important front.

The conference's program can be found at https://www.atlantafed.org/news/conferences-and-events/conferences/2021/10/14/racial-inequality-and-disparities-in-financial-markets. If you are interested in attending the conference, please register at https://frbatlantaresearch.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PAHQGK2ZQt0bKS. Registration is free and open to the public.