Household Finance Research Seminar

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Sarada presents on Entrepreneurship and Wealth Mobility.

The Center for Financial Security has over 30 faculty affiliates across departments at UW-Madison, as well as more than 30 fellows at other institutions. This work has involved disciplines including consumer science, sociology, business, economics, finance, public policy and administration, marketing, risk and insurance, accounting, library sciences, public health, mass communications, engineering/computer science, social psychology and other fields. The Center serves as a hub for applied research studies, media inquiries and partnerships related to issues such as: credit, debt and debt management, savings, income volatility, public assistance, student loans, insurance, retirement planning, asset building and wealth, mortgages and housing issues, financial coaching, financial access, financial technology (FinTech), services and product innovations, financial regulation, financial education, financial well-being, economic determinants of health, social networks and finances, relationships and finance and more.

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Justin Sydnor presents on simplifying health insurance.

The Center has hosted events in cooperation with other departments and centers, but the unique nature of household finance has broad enough appeal to become a stand alone series. A new open seminar series launching with the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Thursdays at 3:45 PM in the Wisconsin Idea Room located in Nancy Nicholas Hall. The Center will host approximately 10 seminars per semester with outside speakers from the region, graduate student presenters and campus-based faculty presenters. We will seek out early stage work and encourage junior faculty and researchers new to the household finance area to present with the goal of fostering constructive feedback and insights for new work.

Spring 2017 Speaker Calendar:

John MullahyAnalyzing Food Insecurity, Multiple Deprivation, and Related Financial Security Outcomes (February 2, 2017)

Dee WarmathHow Am I Doing?: Financial Well-Being, Its Potential Antecedents, and its Relation to Psychological / Emotional Well-Being (February 9, 2017)

Dominik PiehlmaierFrom Preschool to Wall Street: The Development of Overconfidence (February 23, 2017)

David ElsterResults of a Controlled Test of the Impact of Financial Education on Decision-Making (March 2, 2017)

Eric Grodsky & James PyneStudent Loans (March 9, 2017)

Emily ParrotCollege Student Finances (March 30, 2017)

Olivia MitchellTBD (April 7, 2017 – 12-1:20pm in Grainger)

Anita MukherjeeTBD (April 13, 2017)

HHF FinTech EventMore info coming (April 20, 2017)

Amrita KulkaTBD (April 27, 2017)

Benjamin KeysTBD (May 4, 2017)

Fall 2016 Presenters:

Drew AndersonFinancial Aid for College (September 15, 2016)

Michael Collins – Evaluation of My Classroom Economy (September 22, 2016)

Justin Sydnor – Simplifying Health Insurance (September 29, 2016)

Rourke O’BrienDisparate Impact? Race, Sex, and the Use of Credit Reports in Hiring (October 6, 2016)

Kegon TanSocial Security Notch (October 13, 2016)

Kuan LiuTime to Repay or Time to Delay? The Effect of Having More Time Before a Payday Loan is Due (October 27, 2016)

Carly UrbanCan Financial Education in High School Affect Aid Packages for College Freshmen? (November 10, 2016)

SaradaEntrepreneurship and Wealth Mobility (November 17, 2016)

Cliff Robb – College Student Financial Behavior: A Social Cognitive Approach (December 1, 2016)

Madelaine L’esperanceGender and the Division of Household Financial Management (December 8, 2016)