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CFPB hosts behavioral law and economics symposium on Sept. 19

by Cornerstone Credit Union League | Sep 10, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is hosting a symposium on “Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Services Policy” on Sept. 19 at 8 a.m., CDT. A video link will be available on the Bureau’s website on the day of the event.

The symposium will explore consumer protections in today’s dynamic financial services marketplace and will feature remarks by Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger and Deputy Director Brian Johnson.

The first panel will discuss the methodology of behavioral economics. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Knoll, section chief of decision-making and behavioral studies in the Bureau’s office of research and will include an expert panel:

  • Michael R. Baye, Ph.D., Bert Elwert professor of business, Indiana University Kelley School of Business;
  • David Gal, Ph.D., professor of marketing, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • John G. Lynch, Ph.D., senior associate dean for faculty and research, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business; and
  • Brigitte Madrian, Ph.D., dean and Marriott distinguished professor, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.

The second panel will examine behavioral law and economics and consumer financial protection. The panel will be moderated by Jason Brown, assistant director in the Bureau’s office of research. The panel experts are:

  • Gregory Elliehausen, Ph.D., principal economist, board of governors of the Federal Reserve System;
  • Brigitte Madrian, Ph.D., dean and Marriott distinguished professor, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business;
  • Janis K. Pappalardo, Ph.D., assistant director, Federal Trade Commission bureau of economics, division of consumer protection;
  • Josh Wright, executive director, ideas42; and
  • Joshua D. Wright, Ph.D., JD, former FTC Commissioner and university professor of law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.

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