Our mission is to produce leading-edge research on how credit markets and payment systems affect the economy. The Institute sponsors opportunities for scholars, the financial industry, and the public sector to collaborate and share insights on fostering healthy household finances, a stable financial system, and a resilient economy.

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Our researchers span four Bank departments and collaborate with each other and visiting scholars to provide the next level of research.

Meet one of our researchers

Satyajit Chatterjee

Vice President and Economist, Head of Consumer Finance Section, Research Department

Satayjit Chatterjee

Satyajit Chatterjee studies macroeconomic issues, including the impact of credit scoring on the size and efficiency of the U.S. credit card market. 

  • Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Economics of New Business Formation
  • Sovereign Debt and Default
  • Economics of Cities

Publications and Resources

Literature Database

Our continually updated database provides bibliographic citations for journal articles, books, reports, and other publications on consumer credit and payments and links to full-text papers from across the Federal Reserve System.

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