A public program examining the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will take place Oct. 11 at Mississippi State.
"Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Good for Consumers?" will be the title of a presentation by Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and a former teacher at Mississippi College.
The 1:30-3 p.m. program in 126 McCool Hall and a reception in his honor following in the McCool Hall atrium are free and open to all.
Additionally, a student roundtable discussion on credit card debt will be held at 11 a.m. - noon on the same day in 211 McCool.
The university's College of Business and its finance and economics department are sponsors of the events.
Established by Congress in 2011, the CFPB is an independent agency responsibile for regulating consumer protection of financial products and services. Its creation was among the government's response to the 2007-08 U.S. financial crisis that led to the Great Recession.
Zywicki also is a senior scholar at GMU's Mercatus Center, senior fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advance Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. Additionally, he is a former member of the U.S. Department of Justice Study Group on Identifying Fraud, Abuse and Errors in the United States Bankruptcy System.
An internationally recognized legal researcher, he holds a law degree from the University of Virginia, a master's in economics from Clemson University and a bachelor's from Dartmouth College.
In 2009, Zywicki was honored with the Institute for Humane Studies' Charles G. Koch Outstanding IHS Alum Award. He currently is listed among the "Top 50 Most Downloaded Law Authors" of the Social Science Research Network. For more biographical information, visit mason.gmu.edu/~tzywick2/.
For additional details on his campus appearance, contact professor Tom Miller at 662-325-1997 or TMiller@business.msstate.edu.