CFPB to hold symposium on behavioral economics this Thursday

cfpb-logoThe CFPB will hold a symposium on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. that will focus on behavioral law and economics. The event will be webcast on the bureau’s website.

This is the second event in a series announced earlier this year to explore consumer protections in today’s financial services marketplace. The series is aimed at encouraging a proactive and transparent dialogue to assist the bureau in its policy development process, including possible future rulemakings.

The first symposium, on June 25, covered the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition on abusive acts or practices.

This Thursday’s event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger and Deputy Director Brian Johnson. The first panel will include a discussion of the methodological foundations of behavioral economics.

The second panel will be a discussion of behavioral law and economics and consumer financial protection. The panel will be moderated by Jason Brown, assistant director in the bureau’s office of research.

To learn more or register, visit the CFPB’s website.

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