Papers sought for fall consumer research symposium

Recent research in consumer finance is being sought in paper submissions for the annual consumer research symposium set for next fall, sponsored by the federal insurer of bank deposits.

The papers, for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) 10th Annual Consumer Research Symposium Oct. 16 in Arlington, Va., will facilitate discussion of recent research in consumer finance between financial regulators, academics, and the private sector.

Topics suggested by the agency for the papers – which are due June 1 – include:

  • Access to and use of bank and nonbank financial products and services
  • Emerging financial products and services
  • Financial literacy and capability
  • Consumption, savings, credit, and retirement decisions
  • Housing and mortgage markets
  • Impact of recent regulatory changes on consumers or financial product markets
  • Community development
  • Small business lending

Authors may submit complete papers or detailed abstracts that include preliminary results, the agency said in a release.

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