Sixty participants attended the conference, which included seven research papers on topics such as securitization and distressed loan renegotiation, consumer disclosure, data breaches and identity theft, and the effects of the U.S. financial crisis on global retail lending. In this article, Mitchell Berlin summarizes the papers presented at the conference.

In his opening remarks, Mitchell Berlin noted that the flow of high-quality papers on consumer finance and payment issues has increased steadily since the first joint conference of the Research Department and Payment Cards Center in 2001.

This article appeared in the First Quarter 2010 edition of Business Review.

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