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Update Newsletter: Special Edition 2011

Announcement and Call for Papers: Recent Developments in Consumer Credit and Payments

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2011

This is the sixth edition of our joint research conference. We encourage submissions on all aspects of consumer credit and payments. Given recent economic and legislative developments, we are particularly interested in research that contributes to our understanding of the design and effects of regulation of these markets. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consumer default, bankruptcy, and alternatives to bankruptcy
  • The role of collections in the market for consumer credit
  • Foreclosure and alternatives to foreclosure in the mortgage market
  • Contractual and informational issues in consumer credit markets
  • Credit scoring and credit reporting
  • Securitization of consumer debt
  • The processes that drive change in the use and acceptance of payments
  • Policy issues associated with consumer payment networks

The conference will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on September 22-23, 2011. Conference organizers will provide accommodations and partial financial support for travel expenses to the presenting author of each paper accepted for the program.

Please e-mail an electronic copy (PDF only) of your paper by June 30, 2011 to E-mail

Conference Organizers:

  • Mitchell Berlin (215-574-3822)
  • Ronel Elul
  • Robert M. Hunt (215-574-3806)