Robert M. Hunt

Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Senior Vice President and Economist

Ten Independence Mall

Philadelphia, PA 19106-1574

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

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Citation 71

An Empirical Look at Software Patents

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 03-17
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Apr 2004
James E. Bessen and Robert M. Hunt
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Downloads 1,234 (14,024)
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Software Patents Innovation Technological Change

An Empirical Look at Software Patents

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 157-189, Spring 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jan 2007
James E. Bessen and Robert M. Hunt
Technology & Policy Research Initiative, BU School of Law and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Collecting Consumer Debt in America

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Jun 2007
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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collections, collection agencies, debt buyers, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

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What 'Triggers' Mortgage Default?

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 10-13
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Government of the United States of America - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Mortgages, Mortgage Default, Negative Equity, Illiquidity, Double Trigger, Consumer Credit, Household Finance

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A Century of Consumer Credit Reporting in America

FRB Philadelphia Working Paper No. 05-13
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 31 Jul 2005
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Downloads 651 (36,127)
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Information sharing, consumer credit reporting, Rair Credit Reporting Act

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Nonobviousness and the Incentive to Innovate: An Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property Reform

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper 99-3
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Aug 1999
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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An Introduction to the Economics of Payment Card Networks

Review of Network Economics, Vol. 2, June 2003
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Oct 2003
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Patentability, Industry Structure, and Innovation

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 01-13/R
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Feb 2009
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Patents, intellectual property, nonobviousness, inventive step

Patentability, Industry Structure, and Innovation

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 401-425, September 2004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Oct 2004
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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The Economics of Debt Collection: Enforcement of Consumer Credit Contracts

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Mar 2014
Viktar Fedaseyeu and Robert M. Hunt
Bocconi University - Department of Finance and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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debt collection, contract enforcement, consumer credit markets, regulation of credit markets, credit cards, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

The Economics of Debt Collection: Enforcement of Consumer Credit Contracts

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 18-4
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Feb 2018
Viktar Fedaseyeu and Robert M. Hunt
Bocconi University - Department of Finance and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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debt collection, contract enforcement, consumer credit markets, regulation of credit markets, credit cards, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

The Economics of Debt Collection: Enforcement of Consumer Credit Contracts

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 15-43
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Feb 2018
Viktar Fedaseyeu and Robert M. Hunt
Bocconi University - Department of Finance and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Debt collection, Contract enforcement, Consumer credit markets, Regulation of credit markets, Credit cards, Fair Debt

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Intellectual Property Rights and Standard Setting in Financial Services: The Case of the Single European Payments Area

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 07-20
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Robert M. Hunt, Samuli Simojoki and Tuomas Takalo
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Attorneys at Law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd and Bank of Finland, Monetary Policy and Research Department
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SEPA, business method patents, electronic payments, standard setting, licensing

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When Do More Patents Reduce R&D?

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 06-6
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Feb 2006
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Patents, Patent Thickets

The Efficiency and Integrity of Payment Card Systems: Industry Views on the Risks Posed by Data Breaches

Economic Perspectives, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Jan 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Consultant on Money, Banking, and Payments
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payment card fraud, data breaches, credit cards, debit cards

The Efficiency and Integrity of Payment Card Systems: Industry Views on the Risks Posed by Data Breaches

FRB of Philadelphia - Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper No. 12-04
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Oct 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Consultant on Money, Banking, and Payments
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payment card fraud, data breaches, credit cards, debit cards

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Whither Consumer Credit Counseling

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 May 2006
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Credit counseling, Debt management plans, Creditors' dilemma

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Business Method Patents and U.S. Financial Services

Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming, FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 08-10/R
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Business method patents, financial innovation, payment systems, financial exchanges, KSR International v. Teleflex, Ebay v. MercExchange, in re Seagate

Business Method Patents and U.S. Financial Services

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 322-352, July 2010
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Jun 2010
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Economics and the Design of Patent Systems

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 07-6
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Downloads 143 (188,335)
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Patents, Nonobviousness, Patent thickets, R&D, Entry barriers

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Consumers’ Use of Prepaid Cards: A Transaction-Based Analysis

FRB of Philadelphia - Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 09 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
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General-purpose reloadable prepaid cards, payroll cards, direct deposit

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Identity Theft as a Teachable Moment

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Oct 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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inattention, salience, identity theft, extended fraud alert, risk score, consumer protection, credit report, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

Identity Theft as a Teachable Moment

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 14-28
Posted: 24 Sep 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Inattention, Identity theft, Fraud alert, Consumer protection, Credit report, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Propensity score matching

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Getting Rid of Paper: Savings from Check 21

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 12-2
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Jun 2012
David B. Humphrey and Robert M. Hunt
Florida State University - Department of Finance and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Downloads 50 (361,179)

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Check 21, checks, electronic payment

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Consumer Use of Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes: An Empirical Analysis

FRB of Philadelphia - Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper No. 14-4
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Sep 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Data breach, identity theft, fraud alert, credit freeze, credit report, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

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Matching Externalities and Inventive Productivity

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 07-7
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Robert M. Hunt
Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Agglomeration economies, Knowledge spillovers, Urban density, Innovation, Patents, Search and matching

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Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from the Spatial Clustering of R&D Labs and Patent Citations

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 17-32
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering
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spatial clustering, geographic concentration, R&D labs, localized knowledge spillovers, patent citations

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Residential Migration, Entry, and Exit as Seen Through the Lens of Credit Bureau Data

FRB of Philadelphia - Community Development Studies and Education Discussion Paper No. 13-01, FRB of Philadelphia - Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper No. 13-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2013
Keith Wardrip and Robert M. Hunt
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Migration, Low-income neighborhoods, Moderate-income neighborhoods, Credit bureau data

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What Explains the Quantity and Quality of Local Inventive Activity?

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Gerald A. Carlino and Robert M. Hunt
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Agglomeration economies, Knowledge Spillovers, Urban density, Innovation, Patents,

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The Agglomeration of American Research and Development Labs

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 17-18
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering
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spatial clustering, geographic concentration, R&D labs, innovation

Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from the Agglomeration of American R&D Labs and Patent Data

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 15-03
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2018
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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Spatial clustering; R&D

Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from the Agglomeration of American R&D Labs and Patent Data

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 15-3
Posted: 19 Aug 2015
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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Spatial clustering, R&D, Knowledge spillover

Localized Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from the Agglomeration of American R&D Labs and Patent Data

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 16-25
Posted: 14 Oct 2016
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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spatial clustering, geographic concentration, R&D labs, localized knowledge spillovers, patent citations

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The Agglomeration of R&D Labs

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 10-33
Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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The Agglomeration of R&D Labs

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 11-42
Posted: 27 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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agglomeration economies, knowledge spillovers, geographic concentration, innovation, R&D

The Agglomeration of R&D Labs

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 12-22
Posted: 19 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Systems Engineering

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Spatial clustering of R&D labs, measures of geographic concentration, localized knowledge spillovers, patent citations

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Urban Density and the Rate of Invention

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 06-41
Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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Agglomeration economies, Knowledge spillovers, Urban density, Innovation, Patents