- Safe Checking in the Electronic Age
- The Pew Charitable Trusts
Clinton Key is the research officer with Pew’s safe checking in the electronic age program, which investigates consumer protection practices and advocates policies that better safeguard and inform American checking account holders.
As the lead on a robust research portfolio, Key develops and implements data collection and analysis strategies to create a better understanding of the transaction account market and how customers use accounts. The research highlights the strengths and weaknesses of current products and informs regulation to better protect consumers.
Prior to joining Pew, Key was the research director at the asset-building program at the University of North Carolina’s School of Social Work and a consultant for the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. He designed field experiments and statistical investigations into the saving and consumption habits of American households and evaluated the effectiveness of programs designed to help families build savings and assets. He spoke and wrote on savings, household balance sheets, and research methods for a wide variety of audiences.
Key holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina.