Research symposium features 8 papers on consumer capabilities, experiences

FDIC Chairman McWilliams to offer remarks

Eight papers about consumer financial behavior, household consumption, decision making and other topics will be presented at the 8th Annual Consumer Research Symposium Friday in Arlington; the event is sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).

SeminarThe eight papers were selected from more than 100 research papers submitted for presentation at the event, the FDIC said. The selected papers will be discussed during four panel discussions.

The aim of the symposium, the agency said, 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. “A diverse audience of participants from academia, government agencies, nonprofit groups, and industry is expected,” the agency said.

The program – which will be live-streamed via the Internet – runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams is also scheduled to provide remarks.

FDIC to Hold 8th Annual Consumer Research Symposium in Arlington, Virginia

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