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Title: Household Finance: An Emerging Field

Author(s): Luigi Guiso and Paolo Sodini

Publication Date: April 2012

Keyword(s): Consumer financial protection, Financial advice, Household financial decisions and Individual portfolio choice

Programme Area(s): Financial Economics

Abstract: Household finance - the normative and positive study of how households use financial markets to achieve their objectives - has gained a lot of attention over the past decade and has become a field with its own identity, style and agenda. In this paper we review its evolution and most recent developments.

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Guiso, L and Sodini, P. 2012. 'Household Finance: An Emerging Field'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.