European Conference on Household Finance 23./24.09.2010

Conference Organizers

Luigi Guiso, European University Institute, CEPR and CFS
Michael Haliassos, Goethe University Frankfurt, CFS, and CEPR
Gikas Hardouvelis, University of Piraeus and CEPR
Tullio Jappelli, University of Naples Federico II, CEPR and CFS


The Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt is organizing a conference on Household Finance. The objective of the conference is to present state-of-the-art empirical research and empirically motivated theoretical research on household financial behavior over the life cycle, and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. The main research areas of the conference are the following:

  • Patterns of asset and debt behavior over the life cycle
  • Financing retirement and the demographic transition
  • Consumer indebtedness, including mortgages, and financial distress
  • Behavioral approaches to household finances
  • Financial literacy and the role of professional advice
  • Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and portfolio choice
  • International comparisons of household finances using micro-data

The conference will include a panel session on the Greek financial crisis and its implications for financial behavior and financial markets.


Conference Fee

The conference fee is 100€. It covers attendance at the full conference, the two conference lunches, and all coffee breaks. The tour of the Acropolis Museum, and the conference dinner are by invitation only. For all presenters and discussants, Ph.D. students, and those participating in the panel session only, the fee will be waived.

Please note that attendance at the conference is only possible with registration through the CFS web site.

Conference Administration