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. 

Members

Matteo Benetton

Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business University Of California, Berkeley

RPN Member, Household Finance

Sebastien Betermier

Associate Professor and Area Coordinator, Finance McGill University

RPN Member, Household Finance

Marieke Bos

Economist and Deputy Director, the Swedish House of Finance Stockholm School of Economics; Associate Professor of Finance VU Amsterdam

Fellow, Financial Economics / RPN Member, Household Finance / Fellow, Banking and Corporate Finance

Andreas Fagereng

Senior Researcher at the Research Department Statistics Norway

RPN Member, Household Finance

Samuli Knüpfer

Professor of Finance, Professor of Ownership Aalto University School of Business

RPN Member, Household Finance

Soren Leth-Petersen

Professor University of Copenhagen

Fellow, Public Economics / RPN Member, Household Finance

Stephen Zeldes

Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Economics Division Columbia University

RPN Member, Household Finance

Associate Fellows

Cristian Badarinza

Assistant Professor National University Of Singapore

RPN Associate Fellow, Household Finance

Monica Paiella

Professor of Economics Parthenope University of Naples

RPN Associate Fellow, Household Finance

Paolo Sodini

Professor of Finance Stockholm School of Economics

RPN Steering Committee, Household Finance / RPN Associate Fellow, Household Finance

Steering Committee

Tullio Jappelli

Research Fellow Center for Studies in Economics and Finance; Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics University of Naples Federico II

Wenlan Qian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance, NUS Business School National University Of Singapore

RPN Steering Committee, Household Finance

Paolo Sodini

Professor of Finance Stockholm School of Economics

RPN Steering Committee, Household Finance / RPN Associate Fellow, Household 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.

TFI