CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series

Registering for the seminar series: As of February 2022, there is a new registration system for this series. Please visit here to register. Even if you have previously registered or attended a session within this series, you will need to re-register. Once registration has been completed here, it will not be required for future sessions of the series. 

Submitting a paper for the seminar series: This is optional. If you have a paper that you wish to be considered for the seminar series, please click here

CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series

The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Matteo Benetton (UC Berkeley) and Michaela Pagel (Columbia University). We meet once a month on the second Friday at (CEST 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 by email, one hour before the session.

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The network has set up a Google Calendar where information on its activities will be posted. Talks will be regularly updated on the Google Calendar (click to access the Google Calendar and click to access in iCal format). To register to attend the series, please register via Zoom here

There is an opportunity for interested potential speakers to submit papers by clicking here. We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas are also welcome:

  • Asset allocation and debt behaviour over the life cycle
  • Financing retirement and the demographic transition
  • Consumer indebtedness, financial distress, and default decisions
  • Behavioural approaches to household finance
  • Financial literacy and financial education programs
  • Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
  • International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
  • Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers 
  • Financial innovation and household finances
  • Households liquidity and risk management 
  • Climate change, sustainability, and household finances

You can update your registration with a new paper submission, or a temporary or permanent withdrawal of the registration at any time by visiting this here
On the registration form, please use the "Comments" box for the following purposes:

  • Provide the URL to your official website - please note that this is mandatory
  • A link to the paper
  • To unsubscribe
  • Any other message you wish to relay to the organisers
We are looking forward to fruitful interactions and wide participation from different parts of the world. 
Kind regards,

Michael Haliassos
Director, CEPR Network on Household Finance

CEPR Household Finance Calendar

Upcoming Seminars for 2022

  • Friday 10 June 2022, 3pm-4pm CEST 

Speaker: Pierre Mabille (INSEAD)

Co-authors: Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern) and Christopher Hansman (Imperial College London)

Paper title: "Financial Constraints and the Racial Housing Gap"

  • Friday 9 September 2022, 3pm-4pm CEST 

Speaker: Bruce Carlin (Rice University)

Co-authors: Tarik Umar (Rice University) and Hanyi Yi (Boston College)

Paper title: "Deputizing financial institutions to fight elder abuse"

Past Seminars


  • Friday 13 May 2022, 3pm-4pm CEST 

Speaker: Huan Tang (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Co-authors: Bo Bian (UBC Sauder School of Business) and Xinchen Ma (London School of Economics)

Paper title: "The Supply and Demand for Data Privacy: Evidence from Mobile App"

  • Friday 1 April 2022, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Tony Cookson (University of Colorado - Boulder)

Co-authors: Erik Gilje (University of Pennsylvania) and Rawley Heimer (Boston College)

Paper title: "Shale shocked: Cash windfalls and household debt repayment"

  • Friday 11 March 2022, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Emily Williams (Harvard Business School)

Co-author: Tetyana Balyuk (Emory University)

Paper title: "Friends and Family Money: P2P Transfers and Financially Fragile Consumer"

  • Friday 11 February 2022, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Camelia M. Kuhnen (University of North Carolina)

Co-author: Michael Gropper (University of North Carolina)

Paper title: "Wealth and Insurance Choices: Evidence from US Households"

  • Friday 14 January 2022, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Bronson Argyle (Brigham Young University)

Co-author: Ben Iverson (Brigham Young University), Taylor Nadauld (Brigham Young University) and Christopher Palmer (MIT Sloan). 

Paper title: "Personal Bankruptcy and the Accumulation of Shadow Debt"

  • Friday 26 November 2021, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Florian Exler (University of Vienna)

Co-author: Igor Livshits (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), James MacGee (Bank of Canada) and Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim).

Paper title: "Consumer Credit with Over-Optimistic Borrowers"

  • Friday 5 November 2021, 3pm-4pm CET 

Speaker: Cynthia M. Balloch (LSE)

Co-author: Julian Richers (Morgan Stanley and Addepar).

Paper title: "Asset Allocation and Returns in the Portfolios of the Wealthy"

  • Friday 4 June 2021, 3pm-4pm CEST 

Speaker: Guillermo Ordonez (University of Pennsylvania)

Co-author: Gaetano Gaballo  (HEC Paris and CEPR)

Paper title: The Two Faces of Information

  • Friday 21 May 2021, 3pm-4pm CEST 

Speaker: Roxana Mihet (HEC Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute)

Paper title: Financial Technology and the Inequality Gap

  • Friday 23 April 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Ankit Kalda (Indiana University)

Paper Title: "Smart(Phone) Investing? A within Investor-Time Analysis of New Technologies and Trading Behavior"

  • Friday 19 March 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Lasse Pedersen  (AQR Capital Management, Copenhagen Business School and CEPR)

Paper Title: Game On: Social Networks and Markets

  • Friday 12 March 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Paolina C. Medina (Texas A&M University)

Co-authors: Michaela Pagel (Columbia University) 

Paper Title: Does Saving Cause Borrowing?

  • Friday 26 February 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Matteo Benetton (University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business)

Co-authors: Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Paper Title:  Investors’ Beliefs and Asset Prices: A Structural Model of Cryptocurrency Demand

  • Friday 12 February 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara (Louisiana State University)

Co-authors: Buvaneshwaran Venugopal (University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration)

Paper Title: Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance

  • Friday 29 January 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker:  Amin Shams (Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business) Mark Jansen (University of Utah) 

Co-authors: Mark Jansen (University of Utah)  and Hieu Nguyen (University of Utah)

Paper Title: Human vs. Machine: Underwriting Decisions in Finance

  • Friday 15 January 2021, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Enrichetta Ravina (Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Co-authors: Cheng Luo (Farallon Capital Management)Luis M. Viceira (Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Paper Title: Retail Investors’ Contrarian Behavior Around News and the Momentum Effect

  • Friday 11 December 2020, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR)

Co-authors: Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University), R. Farrokhnia (Columbia University), Steffen Meyer (University of Southern Denmark, Danish Finance Institute), Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business)

Paper Title: Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments

  • Friday 13 November 2020, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School and CEPR)

Co-authors: Adrian Buss (INSEAD - Finance and CEPR) and Grigory Vilkov (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Paper Title: Investor Sophistication and Portfolio Dynamics

  • Friday 30 October 2020, 3pm-4pm CET

Speaker: Jacelly Cespedes (University of Minnesota)

Co-authors: Zack Liu (University of Houston) and Carlos Parra (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

Paper Title: Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices

  • Friday 16 October 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Roine Vestman (Stockholm University and CEPR) 

Co-authors: Dany Kessel (Sodertorn University (University College of Southern Stockholm); Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)) and Björn Tyrefors (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN); Stockholm University)

Paper Title: The Housing Wealth Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence

  • Friday 2 October 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR)

Co-authors: Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR) and Gianpaolo Parise (EDHEC and CEPR)

Paper Title: Breaking Bad: How Health Shocks Prompt Crime

  • Friday 18 September 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: John Gathergood (University of Nottingham)

Co-author: Arna Olafsson (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR)

Paper Title: The Co-holding Puzzle: New Evidence from Transaction-Level Data

  • Friday 4 September 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Cameron Peng (LSE)

Co-authors: Pengjie Gao (University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business), Allen Hu (Yale School of Management), Peter Kelly (University of Notre Dame) and Ning Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) - Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF); Tsinghua University - PBC School of Finance)

Paper Title: Exploited by Complexity

  • Friday 21 August 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Vyacheslav Fos (Boston College and CEPR)

Co-authors: Rajashri Chakrabarti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Andres Liberman (New York University) and Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Paper Title: Tuition, Debt, and Human Capital

  • Friday 7 August 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College)

Paper Title: Identity and Choice under Risk

  • Friday 24 July 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Pascal Noel (University of Chicago)

Co-authors: Peter Ganong (University of Chicago and NBER), Damon Jones (University of Chicago and NBER), Diana Farrell (JPMorgan Chase Institute), Fiona Greig (JPMorgan Chase Institute) and Chris Wheat (JPMorgan Chase Institute)

Paper Title: Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks

  • Friday 10 July 2020, 3pm-4pm CEST

Speaker: Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and CEPR) 

Co-Authors: Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn and CEPR), Ulrike Steins (University of Bonn) and Alina Bartscher (University of Bonn)

Paper Title: Modigliani Meets Minsky: Inequality, Debt, and Financial Fragility in America, 1950-2016



Matteo Benetton (UC Berkeley)                                   Michaela Pagel (Columbia University)               

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