Greetings.  My name is Paul Rothstein, and I am the Section Chief for Financial Institutions and Regulatory Policy in the Office of Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  The CFPB is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System.  The opinions expressed on this site and in material linked from this site are not necessarily those of the CFPB.

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Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications and Official Reports:

  • Consumer Financial Protection, Chapter 18 in Steven Payson (ed.), Public Economics in the United States [3 volumes]:  How the Federal Government Analyzes and Influences the Economy, 2014, Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers, pp. 445-472.



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Last updated January 2020