If you would like to register for the Seminar Series on Zoom, please click here.

The series is currently run by Matteo Benetton (UC Berkeley) and Michaela Pagel (Columbia University), meeting once a month on the second Friday on Zoom. 

Topics discussed include but are not limited to 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.

2023 Fall Series

8th September:

Presenter: Deniz Aydın (Washington University in St. Louis)
Paper: Forbearance vs. Interest Rates: Experimental Tests of Liquidity and Strategic Default Triggers

More information about future sessions to be shared soon. 

2023 Spring Series

13th January:

Presenter: Emily Gallagher (University of Colorado at Boulder and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Paper: "Blood Money"
Co-Author: John Dooley (Washington University in St. Louis)

10th February:

Presenter: Nic Schaub (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management)
Paper: How Does a Ban on Kickbacks Affect Individual Investors?
Co-Author: Simon Straumann (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management)

10th March:
Presenter: Julia Fonseca (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Paper: How Much Do Small Businesses Rely on Personal Credit?
Co-Author: Jialan Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

14th April:
Presenter: Felix Fattinger (WU Vienna)
Paper: Interest Rates, Competition, and Complexity: Demand and Supply of Retail Financial Products
Co-Authors: Marc Chesney (University of Zurich), Nils Jonathan Krakow (University of Zurich) and Simon Straumann (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management)

12th May:
Presenter: Michaela Pagel (Columbia University)
Paper: Cookies and Shopping
Co-Author: Emily Williams (Harvard Business School)

16th June:
Presenter: Galo Nuño (Banco de España)
Paper: The Heterogeneous Impact of Inflation on Households’ Balance Sheets
Co-Authors: Miguel Cardoso, Clodomiro Ferreira, José Miguel Leiva, Álvaro Ortiz, Tomasa Rodrigo, and Sirenia Vazquez 

The series will then take a summer break and resume on Friday, 8th September