2019-10-09T10:07:43+00:00

2nd CEAR-RSI Household Finance Workshop

November 15 and 16, 2019

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal

414 rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, Québec H2Y 2V5

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About the event

This workshop will bring together researchers interested in household financial decision-making. Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. We expect researchers from a variety of disciplines will find this workshop of interest, including economics, finance, risk management, insurance, and psychology. This workshop is held jointly by the Retirement and Savings Institute (RSI) at HEC Montréal and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University. This is the 2nd workshop in this series. Subjects of particular interest include:

  • Pensions and retirement
  • Financial literacy
  • Consumption-saving decisions
  • Financial planning and advice
  • Financial delinquency and bankruptcy
  • Household insurance and risk management

We typically allocate one hour for each paper (40 minute presentation, 10 minutes for an assigned discussant, and a 10 minute general discussion) to provide participants with the opportunity for an in-depth presentation of their work. All sessions will be plenary.

Keynote address

The keynote address will be given by Olivia S. Mitchell, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

From the website of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania:

Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, as well as Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania which she joined in 1993. Concurrently Dr. Mitchell serves as a Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Wells Fargo Fund Boards; Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan; Member of the Executive Board for the Michigan Retirement Research Center; and Senior Scholar at the Singapore Management University. She also advises the Centre for Pensions and Superannuation UNSW and is Faculty Affiliate of the Wharton Public Policy Initiative. She received the MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the BA in Economics from Harvard University. She is currently a Senior Editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

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Organizer

Professor Philippe d’Astous (HEC Montréal) is the primary local organizer of this workshop. Should you have questions, please contact him at philippe.dastous@hec.ca about the substance of the workshop, and contact Lee Boyle at lee.boyle@hec.ca with questions about participation and logistics.

Funding

We expect to cover Economy airfares and hotel for speakers, but may need to cap funding at a certain amount depending on costs. We will let accepted speakers know if we have to cap funding soon after submissions close.

Paper Submission

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit either the full paper (preferred), or an extended abstract that addresses objectives, methods, results and conclusions using the form below. Note only PDF documents will be accepted, and need to be blinded.

  • Call for papers is now closed.
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