This paper summarizes the results of a research conference convened at Beijing University, China, in August 2004, with the financial support of the Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
Key questions posed by the conference included:
- How does the consumer lending sector work in the U.S.?
- What are the key institutional strengths or weaknesses of the U.S. system?
- What is the Chinese experience with consumer credit to date?
- What guidance might Chinese policy makers, academics and consumer lending practitioners gain from the U.S. experience in this sector?