Financial Decision Making, Poverty and Inequality Workshop

IRP_2011Date: May 21-22, 2014

Description: The Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Financial Security sponsored a workshop on financial decision making at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (Union South).


Event Publications:

Fast Focus: Getting By: Earning, Spending, Saving, Borrowing Among the Poor

Event Resources:

Event Agenda
Workshop Overview
Panelist Biographies

Background Information:

The event began on the evening of May 21st with a presentation from Jonathan Morduch from NYU on the ongoing Financial Diaries project. This breakthrough study provides a “deep dive” over more than a year into the lives of low income families. Please visit this site to familiarize yourself with this Financial Diaries project.

A recent article published in The Economist provides an excellent backdrop for the workshop topics.