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Finance

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in Finance.

Representative Projects

Azerbaijan Housing Finance. For the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, NORC assisted the Azerbaijan Central Bank to evaluate the performance of its laws on housing finance, with emphasis on creating and enforcing mortgage liens. More

Bank of Spain Survey of Household Finances. The Survey of Household Finances collects data on the investment and financial decisions of Spanish households. It is the sole source of disaggregated data of its kind in Spain and forms an important source of data for research and public policy.  More

IFC Indonesia Small and Medium Enterprise Banking Survey. The IFC contracted NORC to develop a survey that can be used by commercial banks to identify attractive market segments; determine appropriate channel, product, and marketing strategies; and inform decisions to accelerate or grow SME banking operations. More

International Housing Sector Review. Under the sponsorship of the International Housing Coalition (IHC), in 2009 NORC staff authored a paper for wide public dissemination that argues for a very substantial change in U.S. foreign assistance policy. More

Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Board, this triennial survey is the only fully representative source of information on the broad financial circumstances of U.S. households. No other survey collects data on the household finances of a probability sample of Americans.  Data from the SCF are used to inform monetary policy, tax policy, consumer protection, and a variety of other policy issues. The data also serve as a basis for longer-term research on the economic state of the American family. More

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Headlines

News Forbes: The AP-NORC Center's "Working Longer" project shares information on the risks of retirement More
Posted: 3.14.2014 9:56AM
News Fox Business: NORC's Matt Sedensky explains how older Americans need to work longer to save for retirement More
Posted: 10.21.2013 11:49AM
News The New York Times: The Survey of Consumer Finance looks at mortgage debts for retirees More
Posted: 10.7.2013 1:52PM
News Bloomberg Businessweek: The GSS helps ask the question: "How did the world's rich get that way?" More
Posted: 4.22.2013 7:49PM
News UPI: How the wealthy sees the deficit as our biggest problem and more featuring NORC data and findings More
Posted: 2.26.2013 10:31AM