Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Ron Borzekowski - The Challenges of Data-Driven Analysis

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Seminar Room

In July 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act reforming the financial system and establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ron Borzekowski, Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Research at the CFPB, will speak about how the Bureau has aimed to use data purposefully and to analyze and distill data to enable informed decision-making in all internal and external functions. Achieving this vision has been the result of deliberate structural choices and organizational investments during the initial years of the Bureau.

Ron Borzekowski has worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since early 2011. He directs the office as it supports the policy and research functions of the Bureau. Borzekowski previously served as Deputy Research Director for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board. His own research examines consumer financial services; developments in the payments industry (most notably the rapid rise of debit card use in the U.S.); the adoption and impact of new technologies; and the strategic interactions among financial institutions. He received an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.