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Fed/GFLEC Financial Literacy Seminar Series

May 19, 2022

3:30PM - 4:30PM ET

Seminar V: Regulation on the Margin: Evidence from Online Payday Lending.

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Paige Marta Skiba

Professor of Law, Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University



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Bio: Paige Marta Skiba

Paige Marta Skiba has conducted innovative research in behavioral law and economics and commercial law, particularly on topics related to her economics dissertation, Behavior in High-Interest Credit Markets. Her current research focuses on the causes and consequences of borrowing on high-interest credit, such as payday loans, auto-title loans and pawnshops, and labor arbitration. She has received numerous research grants and fellowships from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the RussellSage Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Professor Skiba serves on the board of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. She is currently chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Law and Economic Section. She has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Universite Paris Nanterre, and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. Professor Skiba teaches Bankruptcy and Behavioral Law and Economics to J.D. students. She also teaches Law and Economics, Behavioral Law and Economics, and Econometrics for Legal Research in the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics.