The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Introduction

49 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2013 Last revised: 6 Aug 2013

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Adam J. Levitin

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: April 26, 2013


This Article provides a legal and political overview of the CFPB, covering its history, structure, powers, and ongoing politics.

Keywords: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB

JEL Classification: D18, G28, K23

Suggested Citation

Levitin, Adam J., The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Introduction (April 26, 2013). Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper Forthcoming; Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 32, pp. 321-369, 2013; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-006. Available at SSRN: or

Adam J. Levitin (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Washington, DC 20001
United States

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