CFPB To Host Second Symposium on Behavioral Economics

Sep 6, 2019 | Federal Regulation, News

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced earlier today that it will hold a second symposium on September 19 entitled “Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Services Policy.”

The symposium will include two panels, one on the methodological foundations of behavioral economics. Panelists include: 

  • 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
  • Brigitte Madrian, Ph.D., Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business

The second panel will review behavioral law and economics and consumer financial protection with a panel that includes:

  • 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
  • Joshua D. Wright, Ph.D., JD, former FTC Commissioner and University Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

This symposium follows the CFPB’s first event that covered abusive acts or practices under Dodd-Frank. For those interested, please register here

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