European Conference on Household Finance 06./07.10.2011

The Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt (CFS) and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) are organizing a conference on Household Finance. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical research and empirically motivated theoretical research on household financial behavior and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

  • Patterns of asset allocation and debt behavior over the life cycle
  • Financing retirement and the demographic transition
  • Consumer indebtedness, financial distress and default decisions
  • Behavioral approaches to household finances
  • Financial literacy and financial education programs
  • Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
  • International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
  • Genetic traits, cognitive abilities and individual financial performance
  • Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers   

A discussant will be assigned to each paper. There is a single session to encourage open discussion of all papers by attending experts in household finance. The conference will include a high-level panel session.

Conference Organizers

Luigi Guiso, European University Institute, EIEF and CEPR
Michael Haliassos, Goethe University Frankfurt, CFS, and CEPR
Tullio Jappelli, University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR
Daniele Terlizzese, EIEF and Banca d’ Italia


Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the EIEF in Rome.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is 150€. It covers attendance at the full conference, the two conference lunches, and all coffee breaks. Please note that the conference dinner is by invitation only. For all presenters and discussants, as well as Ph.D. students, the fee will be waived. Please note that attendance at the conference is only possible with registration through the CFS web site.


The deadline for registration was September 30th and the registration procedure is already closed.


All regular participants can pay the fee online by credit card or Pay Pal account following the link below. You can also pay by a direct bank transfer. 

Upon receipt of the registration fee of 150 Euro, the Center for Financial Studies will confirm your registration. CFS will also send you a receipt. Attendance at the conference is only possible with a confirmation of registration.

Information on Accommodation

Please note that you have to make your own hotel reservation. Payment must be arranged directly with the hotel and any queries or problems regarding accommodation must be resolved by your hotel. Please do NOT include in your registration payment of any amount intended to cover your hotel or travel expenses.

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Conference Administration