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SI 2014 Household Finance Meeting

Brigitte C. Madrian and Stephen P. Zeldes, Organizers

July 18-19, 2014

University Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA



Friday, July 18

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

John Beshears, Harvard University and NBER
James J. Choi, Yale University and NBER
David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
Brigitte C. Madrian, Harvard University and NBER
Does Aggregated Returns Disclosure Increase Portfolio Risk-Taking?

Discussant: Steffen Andersen, Copenhagen Business School

10:00 am


10:30 am

Viktar Fedaseyeu, Bocconi University
Robert Hunt, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Economics of Debt Collection: Enforcement of Consumer Credit Contracts

Discussant: Glen Weyl, University of Chicago

11:30 am

Sumit Agarwal, National University of Singapore
Souphala Chomsisengphet, Department of the Treasury
Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago and NBER
Johannes C. Stroebel, New York University
Regulating Consumer Financial Products: Evidence from Credit Cards

Discussant: Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College and NBER

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Reint Gropp, Goethe University Frankfurt
John Krainer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Elizabeth S.. Laderman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Did Consumers Want Less Debt? Consumer Credit Demand Versus Supply in the Wake of the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

Discussant: Christopher Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

2:30 pm

Felipe Severino, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Meta Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Brandi Coates, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Personal Bankruptcy Protection and Household Debt

Discussant: Benjamin Keys, University of Chicago

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

John Sabelhaus, Federal Reserve Board
Survey of Consumer Finances 2016 Redesign: Presentation and Conversation (slides)

5:15 pm


6:00 pm

Dinner at Hotel Marlowe, Alexis Gallery
(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Saturday, July 19

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

Michaela Pagel, University of California at Berkeley
A News-Utility Theory for Inattention and Delegation in Portfolio Choice

Discussant: Andrew Caplin, New York University and NBER

9:30 am

Steffen Andersen, Copenhagen Business School
John Y. Campbell, Harvard University and NBER
Kasper M. Nielsen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tarun Ramadorai, University of Oxford
Inattention and Inertia in Household Finance: Evidence from the Danish Mortgage Market

Discussant: Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University

10:30 am


11:00 am

Jonathan Parker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Why Don’t Households Smooth Consumption? Evidence from a 25 million dollar experiment

Discussant: Christopher D. Carroll, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Julie Agnew, College of William and Mary
Hazel Bateman, University of New South Wales
Christine Eckert, UTS Business School
Fedor V. Iskhakov, University of New South Wales
Jordan Louviere, University of Technology, Sydney
Susan Thorp, University of Technology, Sydney
Individual Judgment and Trust Formation: An Experimental Investigation of Online Financial Advice

Discussant: Jonathan Reuter, Boston College and NBER

2:00 pm

Marcin Kacperczyk, Imperial College and NBER
Jaromir Nosal, Columbia University
Luminita Stevens, University of Maryland
Investor Sophistication and Capital Income Inequality

Discussant: John Y. Campbell, Harvard University and NBER

3:00 pm