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4th Annual Consumer Research Symposium


Each fall the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection holds a Consumer Research Symposium at its facilities in Arlington, Virginia.  In previous years the symposium has been attended by a diverse audience from academia, government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and industry. 

The goal of the symposium is to facilitate discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in the market for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions.

Please contact ConResearchSymp@FDIC.gov to be added to our mailing list. 

2015 Conference

Save the date!  The 5th Annual Consumer Research Symposium is scheduled for October 15th - October 16th, 2015.  

Please check back as this website will be updated with additional information about the 2015 conference, including paper submission deadlines and registration details.  Alternatively, please submit your contact information to ConResearchSymp@fdic.gov to be notified via email as additional information is released. 

2014 Conference

The 2014 conference program is now available, complete with links to the relevant papers and presentations from the event.  The archived webcast for the conference is also accessible here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Video Archive for 10/16/2014 Morning Session

9:00 - 10:40am - Panel 1: Effect of Financial Education and Ability on Outcomes

10:40 - 10:55am - Break

10:55 - 11:45am - Distinguished Guest Lecture

  • Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

11:45 - 12:45pm - Lunch Break

Video Archive for 10/16/2014 Afternoon Session

12:45 - 2:00pm - Panel 2: Factors that Influence Bank Account Ownership and Savings

2:00 - 2:15pm - Break

2:15 - 3:30pm - Panel 3: Credit and Debt Collection Markets

3:30 - 3:45pm - Chairman's Remarks

  • Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

3:45 - 4:00pm - Break

4:00 - 5:15pm - Panel 4: Use of Alternative Credit Products

Friday, October 17, 2014

Video Archive for 10/17/2014 Morning Session

9:00 - 10:40am - Panel 5: Effect of Credit Use on Household Structure

10:40 - 11:00am - Break

11:00 - 12:15pm - Panel 6: New Data on Distressed Borrowers and Housing Units

12:15pm - Closing Remarks

Past Conference Information

Contact Information

Please direct any questions or requests for additional information to Ryan Goodstein or Harriet Newburger.

Last Updated 11/17/2014