The landscape of household finance and consumer payments has evolved rapidly in recent years. The papers accepted for the ninth edition of our biennial research conference explored a wide range of issues including leverage, consumption smoothing, information frictions, and the relationship between other markets and credit market outcomes.

On September 8, 2017, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker spoke about the Bank’s new Consumer Finance Institute during a speech at the ninth edition of the Bank's biennial conference, New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets. Watch the video below.


Conference Agenda