Bureau sets next in series of symposia for Sept. 19 on behavioral law, economics

Behavioral law and economics – with a focus on discussion to inform future rulemaking – is the topic of the second symposium this year to be sponsored by the federal consumer financial protection, the agency said Friday. The event is set for Sept. 19.

In a release, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said the event will feature two panels: the first on of the methodological foundations of behavioral economics, the second on behavioral law and economics and consumer financial protection. Both panels will feature academics, as well as personnel from key federal agencies, including: Gregory Elliehausen, Ph.D., Principal Economist, Federal Reserve; and Janis K. Pappalardo, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics, Division of Consumer Protection.

CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger will also address the event, which gets underway at 9 a.m. ET.

CFPB Symposium: Behavioral Economics