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Dr. Bryce Stephens

Bryce Stephens provides economic research, econometric analysis, and compliance advisory services, with a specific focus on issues related to consumer financial protection, such as the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and emerging analytical methods.

Prior to joining BLDS, Dr. Stephens spent over seven years as an economist and Section Chief in the Office of Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At the Bureau, he led a team of economists and analysts that conducted analysis and supported policy development on fair lending related supervisory exams, enforcement matters, rulemakings, and other policy initiatives.

Before joining the Bureau, Dr. Stephens served as an economic litigation consultant, conducting research and econometric analysis across of broad range of practice areas including: fair lending and consumer finance; labor, employment, and earnings; product liability; and healthcare.


University of Maryland Ph.D., Economics, 2006

Miami University M.A., Economics, 1997

Miami University B.S., Economics (Minor Math; Minor French), High Honors, 1995

Selected Publications

“The LEHD Infrastructure Files and the Creation of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators” with John M. Abowd, Lars Vilhuber, Fredrik Andersson, Kevin L. McKinney, Marc Roemer, and Simon Woodcock in T. Dunne, J.B. Jensen and M.J. Roberts, eds., Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009), 149-230.

“Integrated Employer-Employee Data: New Resources for Regional Analysis,” with Julia Lane, International Regional Science Review, 2006, No. 29:264-277.

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