TFI Events

CEPR European Workshop on Household Finance

Sardinia, 6-7 October 2017

The CEPR Network on Household Finance, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Università di Napoli Federico II, and the Swedish House of Finance, with the partial support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI), as well as further support from Copenhagen Business School, HEC Paris, and OEE, are organising the 2017 CEPR European Workshop on Household Finance. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behavior and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment.

The organisers particularly encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance planning to go on the job market in Winter 2018 (who must clearly indicate their status when submitting). Students must email Chloe Smith ([email protected]) stating that they are a PhD student. Top student submissions will be included in the regular workshop programme. The best student paper will be awarded the CEPR Network Prize on Household Finance, sponsored by TFI. 

Submission deadline: 20 June 2017

View the full call for papers

CEPR European Workshop on Household Finance

Copenhagen, 28-29 April 2017

The CEPR Network on Household Finance and the Copenhagen Business School, supported in part by the Think Forward Initiative (TFI), organised the 2017 CEPR European Workshop on Household Finance. The objective was to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behavior and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment.

Top student submissions were included in the regular workshop programme, and the best student paper was awarded the CEPR Network Prize on Household Finance, sponsored by TFI.

Second Think Forward Summit

Munich, 15 March 2017

Experts representing governments, academics, consumers, and the financial and technology sectors gathered together at the second Think Forward Summit in Munich on 15 March to talk about better financial decision-making. At the first Think Forward Summit last year, participants defined three areas where people experience challenges in their financial decision-making. These challenges gave birth to five projects, which participants were busy working on throughout the past year. Areas included savings, investment and retirement; budgeting, spending and borrowing; and financial literacy.

In Munich, participants from each project presented both the research as well as the tool they designed based on the results. Speeches from innovative thinkers including Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton, “cyborg anthropologist” MJ Petroni, behavioural design expert Sille Krukow and Björn Weigel, co-author of “The Innovation Illusion”, got participants thinking.