On September 24-25, 2009, the Payment Cards Center and the Research Department co-sponsored the fifth in a series of joint research conferences focusing on important issues in consumer credit and payments. The conference brought together academic scholars and industry experts to present and discuss the latest research on these topics, which included both theoretical and empirical papers. Approximately 60 participants attended the conference, where seven research papers chosen from over 70 submissions were presented. The topics covered in these papers included securitization and distressed loan renegotiation, mortgage delinquency, payday borrowing, data breaches and identity theft, bankruptcy reform, global retail lending, and legal protection in U.S. financial markets.*
A summary of the conference is forthcoming.
Conference presenters are (left to right): William Roberds, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Adair Morse, University of Chicago; Simon Gervais, Duke University; Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University; Ashlyn Nelson, Indiana University; Jörg Rocholl, European School of Management and Technology; and Michelle White, University of California, San Diego.