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CFPB Research Conference

We will hold our fourth conference on December 12–13, 2019, and will feature research from a range of disciplines and approaches that inform the topic of consumer finance.

2018 CFPB Research Conference

On May 3–4, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted its third research conference on consumer finance at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

The goal of the conference was to highlight research on the topic of consumer finance that can inform researchers and policymakers. The conference focused on high-quality consumer finance research, with academic and government researchers presenting their research papers.

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2016 CFPB Research Conference

On Dec. 15–16, 2016, we hosted our second research conference in Washington, D.C. The goal of the conference was to connect the core community of researchers and policymakers with the best research being conducted across a wide range of disciplines and approaches that can inform the topic of consumer finance.

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2015 CFPB Research Conference

On May 7–8, 2015, we hosted our first research conference at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. The goal of the conference was to highlight research on the topic of consumer finance that can inform researchers and policymakers on the topic of consumer finance.

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