2018 • No. 18–2
By Marco Angrisani, Kevin Foster, and Marcin Hitczenko

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The Diary of Consumer Payment Choice (DCPC) is a study designed to collect data on the financial transactions that adult U.S. consumers make during a three-day period. It was developed by the Consumer Payment Research Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California administered the 2015 and 2016 editions of the DCPC. This report details the technical aspects of the design, implementation, and analysis of each of those editions.