Conference on Racial Justice and Finance


Event Description

Keynote Speaker: Raphael Bostic, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

September 18, 2020 | This conference will take place virtually on Zoom | Open to the public

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Princeton University’s Bendheim Center for Finance are organizing a conference on racial justice and finance. The theme of this conference encompasses many aspects of finance where outcomes may vary by race.

Please register to receive information on how to join via Zoom.

We will be using the YoTribe platform during breakout sessions. See instructions below the agenda.

Agenda: Conference on Racial Justice and Finance
Friday, September 18, 2020

Welcome Remarks
10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. EST

Mortgage Prepayment, Race and Monetary Policy
10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. EST
Kristopher Gerardi, Paul Willen and David Zhang
Interlocutor: Peter Henry (NYU)

Debt and the Underdevelopment of Black America
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST
Destin Jenkins
Interlocutor: TBA

Keynote Address
Using Finance to Unburden Minorities and Create Racial Equity: A Call for Change

Atlanta Fed President & CEO, Raphael Bostic
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
With introduction by Markus Brunnermeier

Please join us in the breakout room

Racial Discrimination in the Auto Loan Market
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Alexander Butler, Erik Mayer and James Weston
Interlocutor: Lisa Cook (Michigan State)

Minority Depository Institutions: Evolving Financial Technologies and the Challenge of Governance
2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. EST
Jesus Hernandez, Gary Dymski and Melody Chiong
Interlocutor: Motohiro Yogo (Princeton)

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Panel: Advancing racial justice through innovations in finance
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Michael McKee, Bloomberg

Marla Blow, Mastercard
Janice Bowdler, JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Bill Bynum, Hope Credit Union
Mark McCombe, BlackRock
More panelists forthcoming

~ Conference Closing Gathering~
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Joining breakout sessions

To aid informal conversations and networking, we will be utilizing the YoTribe platform during these breaks between presentations. The link to access the YoTribe platform is in the email you received after registering for the event.

YoTribe Tips

  • If your camera is being used by the Zoom application, you may need to exit Zoom temporarily in order to enter YoTribe and use your camera there. Alternately, you could stay in Zoom but enter YoTribe on a second device.
  • YoTribe works best on a laptop or desktop monitor and there is no mobile app. If you’re using YoTribe on a smartphone or tablet, you must use a web browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.).
  • When using YoTribe on a smart phone or tablet, we’ve noticed that the program does not perform as well on Google Chrome.
Bendheim Center for Finance


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.