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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Notice of public meeting.


Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Academic Research Council (ARC or Council) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Council.


The meeting date is Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. eastern standard time.

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The meeting is being held via conference call. RSVP is requested to receive the conference dial-in.

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Kim George, Outreach and Engagement Associate, at 202-435-7884, or If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact

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I. Background

Section 2 of the of the ARC Charter provides that the pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Bureau by section 1012 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Academic Research Council under agency authority. Section 3 of the ARC Charter states:

The committee will (1) provide the Bureau with advice about its strategic research planning process and research agenda, including views on the research that the Bureau should conduct relating to consumer financial products or services, consumer behavior, cost-benefit analysis, or other topics to enable the agency to further its statutory purposes and objectives; and (2) provide the Office of Research with technical advice and feedback on research methodologies, data collection strategies, and methods of analysis, including methodologies and strategies for quantifying the costs and benefits of regulatory actions.

II. Agenda

The Academic Research Council will discuss methodology and direction for consumer finance research at the Bureau.

Persons who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should contact, 202-435-9EEO, 1-855-233-0362, or 202-435-9742 (TTY) at least ten business days prior to the meeting or event to request assistance. The request must identify the date, time, location, and title of the meeting or event, the nature of the assistance requested, and contact information for the requester. The Bureau will strive to provide, but cannot guarantee that accommodation will be provided for late requests.

Written comments will be accepted from interested members of the public and should be sent to, a minimum of seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. The comments will be provided to the ARC members for consideration. Individuals who wish to join the Academic Research Council must RSVP via this link​may-2019-cfpb-academic-research-council-arc-meeting by noon, May 9, 2018. Members of the public must RSVP by the due date.

III. Availability

The Council's agenda will be made available to the public on April 25, 2019 via Individuals should express in their RSVP if they require a paper copy of the agenda.

A recording and transcript of this meeting will be available after the meeting on the Bureau's website

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Dated: April 16, 2019.

Kirsten Sutton,

Chief of Staff, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 2019-08129 Filed 4-24-19; 8:45 am]