About Robert Hunt
Bob Hunt is associate director of the Consumer Finance Institute. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1998.
In his previous role as a senior economist in the Bank's Research Department, Hunt's research focused on consumer payments, consumer finance, and the economics of innovation. His work includes studies of the dynamics of the consumer credit reporting industry, credit counseling organizations, the collections industry, and antitrust issues in consumer payment networks. In addition, while still in Research, Hunt helped guide the Payment Cards Center's research activities by serving in an informal advisory role before becoming the center's director. Before joining the Bank, Hunt worked for the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Prior to attending graduate school, he was an industry risk analyst for Bank One, Indianapolis.
Hunt received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in political science and economics from Butler University.