Luis G. Dopico is an economist at the Filene Research Institute. His areas of expertise include credit unions, their historical and current call report data, and analyzing their performance statistically. Over the years, he has researched crucial credit union topics including deposit insurance, capital requirements, costs, mergers, mutual conversions, credit union interest rates compared to bank interest rates, asset growth rates, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, business loans, and government deposits. He has also looked deeply at important subsets including new, minority, small, and large credit unions.
Luis received his BA in economics and mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and his PhD in economics with specializations in statistical analysis and finance from Auburn University. His research has been published by Filene, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Opportunity Finance Network, and in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; the International Review of Finance; Corporate Finance Review; Essays in Economic and Business History; and the Cooperative Business Journal.
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