Consumer Research Symposium
Call for Papers
FDIC Consumer Research Symposium
October 12, 2018
Organized by the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection
Authors are invited to submit research papers for the 8th Annual FDIC Consumer Research Symposium. The conference will be held at the FDIC’s facilities in Arlington, Virginia, on October 12, 2018.
The symposium will facilitate discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in markets for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Access to and use of mainstream financial products and services
- Use of alternative (nonbank) financial products and services
- Emerging financial products and services
- Financial literacy and capability
- Consumption, savings, credit, and retirement decisions
- Housing and mortgage market issues, including tenure choice, housing finance reform, and factors that influence mortgage originations or loan performance
- Impact of recent regulatory changes on consumers or financial product markets
- Community development or small business lending
Please see the symposium homepage for additional details, including previous conference programs.
We welcome submissions from a wide range of academic disciplines. Authors may submit complete papers or detailed abstracts that include preliminary results. Priority will be given to papers with policy implications for consumer protection, bank supervision, or the provision of financial services by banks or other financial institutions that serve consumers.
All submissions should be made electronically in PDF format using the web submission form on the symposium homepage by June 4, 2018. Please remember to include contact information on the cover page for the corresponding author. If any organizations (other than the home institution(s) of the authors) provided financial support, data, or other in-kind assistance for this research, please mention this in the Acknowledgements section of the submission.
The FDIC typically covers travel and lodging expenses for presenting authors.
Please direct questions or concerns to the conference organizers at ConResearchSymp@fdic.gov.
Ryan Goodstein, Alicia Lloro, and Jeffrey Weinstein