The objective of these workshops is to host presentations and foster interaction between senior and junior researchers working in the area of household finance. The workshop will include state-of-the-art research on household financial behaviour and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment.
Household Finance was initially established as a CEPR Network in 2015 and expanded into an RPN in 2022. Its purpose is to promote, conduct, shape, and disseminate research in this dynamic field that was initiated about 25 years ago and now attracts the interest of researchers of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, whether in academia, central banks, regulatory agencies, fiscal authorities or in the private sector. This field, in which Europe-based researchers have been active since its beginnings in the late 1980s, has benefitted from the increasing complexity of household portfolios, partly because of the demographic transition and financial innovation, as well as from the development of pioneering data sets and the development of computational and experimental methods.
The Household Finance RPN plans various events, the most important being the European Workshop in the spring and the European Conference in the fall as well as a monthly online seminar series on current household finance research, spanning geographical locations, career stages, genders, and backgrounds.
The objective of this annual conference is to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behaviour and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment.
The CEPR RPN on Household Finance launched a new online seminar series on Household Finance. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation.
PhD Student Paper Prize
The network puts great emphasis on the promotion of young researchers and awards a now annual Best PhD Student Paper Prize, which recognizes highly promising young researchers and now includes a number of them among its recipients.
Network conferences and workshops are being supported by numerous institutions.
Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research
Center for Studies in Economics and Finance
Copenhagen Business School
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)
EDHEC Business School
Imperial College London - Business School
London Business School
National University of Singapore Business School
Swedish House of Finance
CEPR became an academic partner of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) in 2016, which provided funding to the Household Finance Network and collaborated in organising events until their disbandment in December 2021. TFI supported 60 research projects and reached more than 100 million people in 18 countries around the globe with insights to help them make better financial decisions. Household Finance hosts all research reports produced with the support of TFI. See here all research reports.