Jonathan Zinman
Professor of Economics



A.k.a.:
Dad to Elias, Ella, and Irena
Husband of Mary K. Coffey
"JZ" to grad school classmates, colleagues


Department of Economics
314 Rockefeller Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3514
Cell: (603) 667-5068
Fax: (603) 646-2122

jzinman@dartmouth.edu

Some other affiliations/positions:
Scientific Director, IPA's U.S. Household Finance Initiative
Research Affiliate/Associate, J-PAL, NBER
Member, inaugural Consumer Advisory Board to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Fields:
Household Finance
Behavioral Economics
Development
Law and Economics
other keywords describing my research and its applications: consumer finance, microfinance,
retail finance, retail payments, small business finance, intertermporal choice, decision making, psychology and economics

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Policy approaches. Some selected talks and op-eds (titles should be clickable):

Consumer Credit Supply: Too Much or Too Little (or Just Right?), University of Chicago/Sloan Conference on Benefit-Cost Analysis for Financial Regulation (October 2013)

The Future of (Financial) Disclosure: Insights from (Behavioral) Economics (Sept 2013), Cleveland Fed Policy Summit

Evidence-Based Policymaking: Small-Dollar Credit, CFPB (May 2013), updated for Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Conference on Small Dollar (July 2013)

Discussion of Empirical Research on Sketchy Pricing, Federal Trade Commission (May 2012)

Another View: The Agency Consumers Really Need, New York Times Dealbook op-ed, March 29, 2010, with Victor Stango

Behavioral Retail Finance: Challenges in Moving from Research to Policy, Casey/New America/Sage Foundation Behavioral Economics and Policy Meeting (October 2009)

How government can guide small borrowers, Financial Times op-ed (April 29, 2009; print version April 30, 2009), with Dean Karlan

In Defense of UsuryWall Street Journal op-ed (November 1, 2007), with Dean Karlan