About Robert M. Hunt
Robert M. Hunt is senior vice president and associate director of the Consumer Finance Institute. Previously, he was the director of the Bank’s Payment Cards Center and a senior economist in the Bank’s Research Department. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1998.
Hunt’s research focuses on consumer payments, consumer finance, and the economics of innovation. His research includes studies of payment cards, adoption of new payment technologies, antitrust issues in consumer payment networks, identity theft, regulation of credit cards, mortgage default, consumer credit reporting, credit counseling organizations, and the collections industry. He has also published papers on topics in economic geography and intellectual property.
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 has 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.