Call for Papers CEPR European Conference on Household Finance 2020

Conference dates

09 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020

Location

Online Webinar

Description

The CEPR Network on Household Finance and BI Norwegian Business School with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) are organising the 2020 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance that will take place completely virtually in the form of online webinars. The objective 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. In addition to the three-day online webinars taking place on 9-11 September 2020, a CEPR-TFI online webinar event on “Climate Change: Financial Implications for Households”, organised by Johannes Stroebel (New York University), will take place on 9 September 2020.

The organisers particularly encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance planning to go on the job market in Winter 2021. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Top submissions, written exclusively by students, will be included in the regular conference programme and in the candidates for the best student paper prize, awarded by the CEPR Network on Household Finance and sponsored by TFI. A number of past awardees and contestants have moved on to assistant professor positions in top academic institutions globally.

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

• 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

Programme Committee
Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent E. Calvet (EDHEC Paris, CFS, and CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School, CFS, and CEPR), Russell Cooper (European University Institute), Francisco Gomes (London Business School and CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and CEPR), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial Business School and CEPR), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR), Stephen Zeldes (Columbia University and NBER).

Local Organiser
Samuli Knüpfer (BI Norwegian Business School and IFN)

Additional Information

Conference Submission and Deadline

The submission fee for each paper is 50 Euro and proceeds will contribute to covering conference costs. The submission fee is waived for PhD students only. Full instructions on the submission process can be found below.

a) For others than PhD students

1. Please make the submission fee payment of 50 Euro via the following link on CEPR’s Paypal account https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V4N49EW7TWN9C. If you do not have an existing Paypal account, you can use the guest checkout feature. Please make sure that you select the correct country/region using the dropdown list before filling in your card details and click on the “Pay Now” button to complete the transaction.
2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR-affiliated can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-european-conference-household-finance-2020 . If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the conference at a later stage.
3. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you would be willing to act as a discussant.

b) For PhD students
1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR-affiliated can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-european-conference-household-finance-2020. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the conference at a later stage.
2. When submitting your paper, please indicate clearly that you are a PhD student and submit your CV. In case your paper is co-authored, please indicate also whether all your coauthors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper, in which case your paper can be entered for the PhD student prize. Please also indicate whether you would act as a discussant.

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Monday 8 June 2020. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised in late June 2020 and available places on the Zoom platform will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at mchan@cepr.org.

Conference registration will be organised by Mandy Chan mchan@cepr.org. Information will be posted on the CEPR Network website https://cepr.org/content/cepr-network-household-finance as it becomes available.