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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 16 October - Roine Vestman (Stockholm University and CEPR) presenting on "The Housing Wealth Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 18 September - John Gathergood (University of Nottingham) presenting on "The Co-holding Puzzle: New Evidence from Transaction-Level Data"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 4 September - Cameron Peng (LSE) presenting on "Exploited by Complexity"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 21 August - Vyacheslav Fos (Boston College and CEPR) presenting on "Tuition, Debt, and Human Capital"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 7 August - Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College) presenting on "Identity and Choice under Risk"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 24 July - Pascal Noel (University of Chicago) presenting on "Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks"

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The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 10 July - Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and CEPR) presenting on “Modigliani Meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt, and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016”

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The Centre for Central Banking Studies (Bank of England), Imperial College Business School, LSE and CFM are jointly organising a Workshop on Household Finance and Housing from Weds 17th – Fri 19th of June, 2020. The Workshop, which was scheduled to be held at the Bank of England (London) is now being held virtually via GoToWebinar.

Amir Sufi (Chicago Booth) and Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley) will give keynote seminars on 17/6 and 19/6, respectively.

Registration is required to attend the webinars. Please use the links below.
All times are in BST (British Summer Time), the current UK/London time.

17th June, Wednesday
13:30-14:30 – Affordable housing and city welfare
Speaker: Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (Columbia GSB)
Discussant: Elisa Giannone (Penn State)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2283874074610827022

15:00-16:00 – The saving glut of the rich and the rise in household debt
Keynote Speaker: Amir Sufi (Chicago Booth)
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/80359314059831051

16:30-17:30 – Reference dependence in the housing market
Speaker: Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College)
Discussant: Claudia Robles-Garcia (Stanford GSB)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9029855099063623693

18th June, Thursday
14:00-15:00 – Panel discussion on ‘Macroprudential Regulation of Households’
Ben Broadbent (Bank of England), Andra Ghent (UNC Kenan-Flagler), Jose-Luis
Peydro (Imperial College, UPF), Antoinette Schoar (MIT Sloan)
Chair: Silvana Tenreyro (Bank of England, LSE)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/21676179462360334

15:30-16:30 – The Effect of Foreclosures on Homeowners, Tenants, and Landlords
Speaker: Adam Guren (Boston University)
Discussant: Jagdish Tripathy (Bank of England)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5134343675969642509

17:00-18:00 – Lending footprints and discrimination testing
Speaker: Adair Morse (Berkeley Hass)
Discussant: Andreas Fuster (Swiss National Bank)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3118217582628464142

18th June, Friday
14:00-15:00 – Five facts about beliefs and portfolios
Speaker: Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern)
Discussant: Michaela Pagel (Columbia GSB)
Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1867274616405430541

16:00-17:00 – Rent or Buy? The Role of Lifetime Experiences of Macroeconomic Shocks Within and across Countries
Keynote Speaker: Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley)
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2452248887242787597

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This conference will explore consumers' financial decision-making and the functioning of markets for financial products and services, with a focus on understanding how effective regulatory policy can protect consumers and promote effective competition. The conference will showcase cutting-edge research and bring together leading academics and policymakers to discuss consumer outcomes and implications for policy.

Keynotes will be given by John Campbell (Harvard) and Antoinette Schoar (MIT and CEPR). Other confirmed speakers to date include: Karen Croxson (FCA), Mark Egan (Harvard), Andreas Fuster (Swiss National Bank), Zanna Iscenko (FCA), Michaela Pagel (Columbia and CEPR), Daniel Paravisni (LSE and CEPR) and Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial and CEPR).

Please register your interest in attending the conference here.

Michalis Haliassos, 08 November 2017

The 2017 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance, held with the support of the Think Forward Initiative, took place on 6-7 October 2017 in Alghero, Sardinia. This column describes the papers that were presented at the workshop.

Michalis Haliassos, 19 May 2017

The 2017 CEPR European Workshop on Household Finance took place on 28-29 April 2017 at the Copenhagen Business School. This column introduces the CEPR Network on Household Finance and its goals, and also describes the papers that were presented at the workshop.

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