|Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Director: George Pennacchi
The Office for Banking Research was established within the College of Business to provide a forum in which bankers, regulators, and academics can discuss and analyze issues and problems facing banks in today's rapidly changing competitive environment. The OBR is intended to fill a niche as a research center that joins the needs and resources of bankers with the interests and expertise of academic researchers in the field of banking. OBR programs are designed to help bankers meet the new challenges in the industry, and, at the same time, afford researchers the opportunity to study real-world banking problems using critical data not generally available.
OBR and the Banking Community
The success of OBR and its programs depends on the involvement and support of the banking community. The OBR Affiliates Program enables banking professionals to become involved both personally and financially in OBR and its activities. OBR Affiliates contribute toward:
For more information about OBR, please contact the Office for Banking Research at the address and telephone number listed below.
George Pennacchi, Director
Questions? Contact Linda Kelley
College of Business, Office of Research
430 Wohlers Hall
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820