Workshop: Household Finance

Thursday 1 June 2017, 9:00am – 4:45pm
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), 219 Portobello, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DP

The area of household finance has received an increased amount of attention over the past two decades and has been high on both policy and research agendas since the financial crisis, where the financial vulnerability of many households was exposed.  The workshop will aim to foster debate relating to a range of topics relating to household finance, including, for example, household portfolio allocation, debt accumulation and financial literacy.

We are grateful to the Royal Economic Society for supporting this event.

Keynote speakers

João F. Cocco is Professor of Finance at London Business School, a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a fellow of the Center for Financial Studies.

His research has appeared in top finance and economics journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, among others. He is Editorial Board Member of the Review of Financial Studies and of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Michael Haliassos holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt. He is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and Founding Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance and International Research Fellow of NETSPAR (The Netherlands).

He is also advisor to the European Central Bank on the Eurozone Survey of Household Finances and Consumption since its inception in 2006; and member of the Consultative Working Group of ESMA’s Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee (IPISC).

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