The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum, an organization dedicated to helping consumers make better financial decisions, held a conference on behavioral finance and public policy on May 1, 2009, in Washington D.C. The purpose of the conference was to discuss new policy options in consumer finance with staff and members of Congress and other policymakers, and with representatives of academe and the financial industry. Captured in digital video, the conference highlighted new ideas intended to help consumers make better financial decisions and achieve better outcomes.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Conference proceeding series. RAND conference proceedings present a collection of papers delivered at a conference or a summary of the conference.
Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.