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CFPB Looks to Researchers for Insight into Borrowers, Financial Risk

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is calling for research submissions on a variety of consumer finance topics to be presented at the agency’s newest conference next spring in Washington, D.C.

Research that sheds light on the ways consumers and households make decisions about borrowing, saving and financial risk-taking, among other areas of focus, are encouraged for submission for the CFPB’s first Research on Consumer Finance conference May 7-8, 2015 at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in D.C.

“A deliberate aim of the conference is to connect the core community of consumer finance researchers and policymakers with the best research being conducted across the wide range of disciplines and approaches that can inform the topic,” the CFPB said in a release.

Disciplines from which the agency hopes to receive submissions include, but are not limited to, economics, behavioral sciences, cognitive science and psychology.

Other core areas of focus for which CFPB is requesting submissions include how various forms of credit affect household well-being, including mortgages, student loans, credit cards, installment loans, and more.

The agency also welcomes research on the structure and functioning of consumer financial markets; distinct and underserved populations; s well as relevant innovations in modeling or data.

For those interested in submitting research for next year’s event, the CFPB urges all submissions be made electronically in PDF format by Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Written by Jason Oliva

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