Consumer bureau’s research council eyes methodology, direction of future research

A council of academics that advises the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Research is set to meet May 2 to discuss methodology and direction for the bureau’s consumer finance research.

The Academic Research Council exists to provide the bureau’s Office of Research technical advice and feedback on research methodologies, data collection strategies, and methods of analysis. It also considers past and future work of the research office and gives input to its research strategic planning process and research agenda.

The research council’s May 2 meeting is scheduled from 1-4:30 p.m. ET at CFPB headquarters.

The notice invites comments, though the due date – 7 days prior to the meeting – may have passed. The notice was published late “due to administrative delays,” it says. Those who want to attend should RSVP by noon May 1 (RSVPs, with ARC in the subject line, should be sent to

Dated April 20, but yet to be referenced on the bureau’s website, the notice is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register Thursday.

CFPB Academic Research Council Meeting