Payday Lending Research Webinar


Center for Financial Security Family Financial Security Webinar Series

Payday Lending

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

12:00 -1:00 Pacific / 1:00pm-2:00pm Central / 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern

Join CFS Affiliate, Justin Sydnor as he presents an overview of recent research on payday lending and shares his recent research that explores whether longer loan durations improve the ability of borrowers to repay their payday loans.

Discussants Ray Allen, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, and Joshua Sledge, Center for Financial Services Innovation, will offer their in-the-field expertise.  


  • Justin Sydnor, Assistant Professor,Department of Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance, UW-Madison School of Business

Justin Sydnor is an assistant professor in the Department of Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business. He joined the Wisconsin School of Business from Case Western Reserve University, where he was an assistant professor of economics with the Weatherhead School of Management.  His research interests are in psychology and economics, applied microeconomics, (behavioral) industrial organization, insurance markets, and risk and decision making.  Sydnor earned his B.A. in economics and German from UW-Madison and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.  


  • Ray Allen, Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions    
  • Joshua Sledge, Analyst, Innovation and Research, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, February 14th from 1:00pm-2:00pm Central / 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern  

Register for the February 14th Webinar.   

The Center for Financial Security in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology (SoHE) 

conducts and disseminates applied research on consumer behavior and financial decision-making. 

The Center’s research focuses specifically on vulnerable populations, and its faculty and staff have extensive experience in program development, implementation evaluation, and outcome and impact evaluation.  The Center is an intellectual hub for research and outreach on consumer financial behavior across disciplines.

The Family Financial Security 2011 CFS Webinar Series is supported by a grant from the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology Beckner Endowment which supports Human Ecology faculty and academic staff outreach to assist U.S. families and households.  

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