Inaugural Lapland Household Finance Summit

Conference dates

22 Mar 2023 - 23 Mar 2023


Levi (Kittilä), Lapland, Finland


Call for Papers

March 22-23, 2023 Levi Summit, Levi (Kittilä), Lapland, Finland

The objective of this boutique conference is to present state-of-the-art academic research on topics related to household finance. There will be one track of presentations for two days. The relatively small scale and exotic location of the conference will not also provide an environment for in-depth discussions, but also an opportunity to enjoy winter activities in beautiful scenery, and with some luck, a possibility to see Aurora Borealis.

Elias Rantapuska (Aalto University, chair), Zhi Da (University of Notre Dame), Samuli Knüpfer (Aalto University), Kasper Meisner-Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC Nice), and Michael Weber (University of Chicago).

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all areas related to household finance. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. Empirical, theoretical, and experimental papers are all welcome. Sample topics on household finance include, but are not limited to:

• Stock market participation
• Portfolio and security choice
• Personality, health, cognition, biology, and household finance
• Debt behavior, financial distress, default, bankruptcy, and debt resettlement
• Saving for retirement and financial decision-making of the elderly
• Financial literacy, financial education, and interventions for better financial decision-making
• Expectations, beliefs, and preferences
• Financial advice and advisors
• Climate change, sustainability, and household financial decision-making
• Machine-learning, algorithms, and data-driven household finance

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers as a pdf-file by November 20, 2022, to Authors of accepted papers will be notified by end of the year 2022.

SISTER CONFERENCES: On March 21-22, there is a Lapland Investment Fund Summit and on March 23-24, Ph.D. Nordic Finance Workshop at Levi Summit. Conferences have overlapping non-academic program.

EXPENSES AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: Travel expenses are expected to be covered by presenters. The conference has a negotiated price with conference hotel ( There is no conference fee. Please contact the organizers (email: for any queries on practical arrangements. Levi is served by Kittilä-airport (KTT) with four daily flights from Helsinki. Some international destinations may also offer direct flights to Kittilä during season 2022-23.