Economic Reports

Bureau of Economics Reports: Major, published reports, usually containing original research and entailing a substantial commitment of resources, concerning an issue of current policy interest or of long term impact on Federal Trade Commission antitrust or consumer protection missions. Includes Bureau of Economics staff reports as well as FTC and staff reports produced jointly with other Commission Bureaus and Offices.

The more recent Economic Reports are offered in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

If you have trouble accessing one of these reports, please email ReportRequests@ftc.gov.

Pages

Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003: Fifth Interim Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress Concerning the Accuracy of Information in Credit Reports

This study examines accuracy in consumer credit reports using a nationally representative sample of consumers with credit histories. Participants in the study examined their credit reports from...

Summary Report On The FTC Behavioral Economics Conference

Authors:
Joseph P. Mulholland

A summary report on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference “Behavioral Economics and Consumer Policy Conference,” held on April 20, 2007 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Bureau of...

Improving Consumer Mortgage Disclosures: An Empirical Assessment of Current and Prototype Disclosure Forms: A Bureau of Economics Staff Report

Authors:
James M. Lacko, Janis K. Pappalardo

This study presents the results of 36 in-depth interviews with recent mortgage customers, and quantitative consumer testing with over 800 mortgage customers, that examined how consumers search for...

Pages