WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will sponsor the 7th Annual Consumer Research Symposium on October 13, 2017. The conference will feature welcoming remarks by FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, presentations of selected research papers, and a Keynote Address by Dr. Christopher Herbert, Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

More than 100 research papers were submitted for consideration, and eight were selected to be presented at the conference. These papers will be discussed during four panel sessions focusing on credit utilization and payment behavior, economic inclusion, mortgage markets, and credit and the real economy.

The goal of the symposium is to facilitate discussion of recent research on consumers’ capabilities, knowledge, preferences, and experiences in the market for financial products and services, as well as the effects of public policy interventions and new regulations on consumers, households, communities, and financial institutions. A diverse audience of participants from academia, government agencies, nonprofit groups, and industry is expected.

The event will take place in the Bair Auditorium at the FDIC Seidman Center, located at 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22226.

Visit FDIC.gov for a link to register for the Consumer Research Symposium live webcast of the event.