Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Spring 2015 - Page 12

PRESENTERS + KEYNOTE JAKE HALPERN KEYNOTE SPEAKER Listed by Amazon as one of the h ottest selling authors, Jake Halpern, author of Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld, will be talking with Convention attendees about the underworld of consumer debt collection. His jou rney looks at the industry, where having a criminal background is no barrier to entry. Halpern will explain debt buying and how little regulation gave rise to a chaotic marketplace. AMIR SUFI KEYNOTE SPEAKER Known as one of the leading experts on the macroeconomic effects of private debt, Professor Amir Sufi has produced some of the most important and compelling research on the impact of debt on consumer behavior during the recent housing bubble and bust. His book, House of Debt (co-authored w/ Professor Atif Mian), details the ways in which the housing bust damaged the economic well-being of low- and middle-income households across the country. What was outw &FǒF