The NBER, the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) of the Goethe University-Frankfurt, and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) at the University of Naples Federico II jointly organized a conference on "Household Finance." It took place at the Saïd Business School on September 21 and 22, 2012. The conference organizers were: Luigi Guiso, EIEF and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Michael Haliassos, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR; Tullio Jappelli, University of Naples Federico II and CEPR; Brigitte Madrian, Harvard University and NBER; Tarun Ramadorai, Saïd Business School and CEPR; Nicholas Souleles, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; Daniele Terlizzese, EIEF and Banca dItalia; and Peter Tufano, Saïd Business School and NBER. These papers were discussed:
Kurt Mitman, University of Pennsylvania, "Macroeconomic Effects of Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Policies"
Alessandro Bucciol, University of Verona, and Raffaele Miniaci, Università degli Studi di Brescia, "Household Portfolios and Risk Bearing over Age and Time"
Nikolaos Artavanis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Adair Morse, University of Chicago and NBER; and Margarita Tsoutsoura, University of Chicago, "Tax Evasion across Industries: Soft Credit Evidence from Greece"
Adriano Rampini and S. Viswanathan, Duke University, "Household Risk Management"
Jeffrey Brown, University of Illinois and NBER; Chichun Fang, University of Illinois; and Francisco Gomes, London Business School, "Risk and Returns to Education: The Value of Human Capital" (NBER Working Paper No. 18300)
Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University and NBER; Pierre-Carl Michaud, Université du Québec à Montréal and RAND Corporation; and Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, "Optimal Financial Knowledge and Wealth Inequality"
Mark Grinblatt, University of California at Los Angeles; Seppo Ikaheimo, Aalto University School of Economics; Matti Keloharju, Helsinki School of Economics; and Samuli Knupfer, London Business School, "IQ and Mutual Fund Choice"
Henrik Cronqvist, Claremont McKenna College, and Stephan Siegel, University of Washington, "Why Do Individuals Exhibit Investment Biases?"
Peter Bossaerts, Colin Camerer, and Antonio Rangel, California Institute of Technology; Nicholas Barberis, Yale University and NBER; and Cary Frydman, University of Southern California, "Testing Theories of Investor Behavior Using Neural Data"
Magnus Dahlquist, Stockholm School of Economics; Jose Martinez, University of Oxford; and Paul Soderlind, University of St. Gallen, "Individual Investor Activity and Performance"
Makoto Nakajima, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Irina Telyukova, University of California at San Diego, "Home Equity in Retirement"
Ralph Koijen, University of Chicago and NBER; Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, New York University and NBER; and Motohiro Yogo, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, "Health and Mortality Delta: Assessing the Welfare Cost of Household Insurance Choice"