Financial Regulation

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Co-Sponsored by the Cato Institute and the Federalist Society September 30, 12:00 PMCato Institute
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The use of consumer credit in America is ubiquitous. This is a phenomonon that has developed relatively recently in America. In Consumer Credit and the American Economy, authors explore why this is the case and what effect it has had upon America's economy. This book examines the economics, behavioral science, sociology, history, institutions, law, and regulation of consumer credit in the United States. 

Join the Cato Institute and the Federalist Society as some of the foremost experts in consumer financial regulation discuss the history of consumer credit as well as what we can expect to see in years to come.


  • Prof. Todd Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Anthony Yezer, Department of Economics, George Washington University
  • Moderator: Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.