Past Seminar Speakers and Topics

Fall 2018 Speaker Calendar:

September 10th: Arpit Gupta, Professor at NYU School Stern School of Business presents “Selection, Leverage, and Default in the Mortgage Market” (Held in Room 4349, Wisconsin School of Business, Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave.)

September 17th: Adam Hayes, CFA, MA in Economics, PhD candidate in Economic Sociology presents “The Active Construction of Passive Investors: Roboadvisors and Rational Investing”

October 1st: Emma Kahle Monahan, MSW, PhD Program in Social Welfare, School of Social Work, presents “To love my kids, to do the best I can”: The parenting experiences of mothers deflected from Milwaukee Child Protective Services”

October 8th: Financial Wellness Working Group Meeting

October 15th: Eirik Brandsaas, Ph.D. Student Finance and Economics, presents “Household Stock Market Participation: The Role of Homeownership”

October 22nd: Andrew Hanson, Professor Economics Department at Marquette University, presents “Does Differential Treatment Translate to Differential Outcomes for Minority
Borrowers? Evidence from Matching a Field Experiment to Loan-Level Data”

October 29th: Emilia Tjernström, Professor La Follette School of Public Affairs, presents “Nonlinear Pricing Complexity and Consumer Behavior”

November 5th: Jirs Meuris, Assistant Professor of Management & Human Resources, presents “Bringing the Person Back in to Personal Finance: Psychological Resources Buffer Against the Performance Costs of Financial Worry”

November 12th: Madelaine L’Esperance, Ph.D. Student Consumer Science, presents “Exploring the Effects of Adolescent Financial Autonomy on Savings and Credit in Young Adulthood”

November 19th: Marissa Eckrote, Research Assistant at Michigan State University, presents “Does Working Longer Mean Waiting Longer? The Impact of Increases in Pensionable Age on Promotion of Younger Workers”

December 3rd: RDRC Round-table discussion

Spring 2018 Speaker Calendar:

February 1, 2018: Lorenz KuengShopping for Lower Sales Tax Rates (view paper here)

February 8, 2018: Fenaba AddoRacial Disparities in Student Loan Debt and the Reproduction of Inequality (view paper here)

February 15, 2018: Anita Mukherjee, Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Do Eligibility Rules Impact Asset Holdings?

February 22, 2018: Dean CorbaeEmployer Credit Checks: Poverty Traps versus Matching Efficiency (view paper here)

March 1, 2018: Mary Hamman, Free to Choose: Suboptimal Decision Making in Health Plan Choices (view paper here)

March 8, 2018: Corina MommaertsOptimal Time Spans for Health Insurance Deductibles

March 15, 2018: Sarada, Entrepreneurship and the American Dream: How far Does the Upward Mobility Ladder Reach? (view paper here)

April 5, 2018: Andra Ghent, Intergenerational Linkages in Household Credit

April 19, 2018: Melody Harvey, Impact of Financial Education Mandates on Younger Consumers’ Use of Alternative Financial Services

April 26, 2018: Neale MahoneyHow Do Individuals Repay Their Debt?
The Balance-Matching Heuristic∗

May 3, 2018: Jordan van RijnGender Differences in Credit Union Risk Management and Performance

Fall 2017 Presenters:

Rourke O’Brien Does Viewing FICO Scores Change Financial Behavior? Evidence from a Field Experiment (September 21, 2017)

Emilia TjernströmMedia and Motivation: The Effect of Performance Pay on Writers (September 28, 2017)

Event – FinTech: Innovations for Family Financial Security  (October 5, 2017)

Jaime LuqueCross-border Mortgage Lending in the European Sovereign Debt Crisis (October 12, 2017)

Lindsay JacobsEstimating Retirement Preparedness Using the Survey of Consumer Finances (October 19, 2017)

Erik HembreWhat are the Roles of Mortgages in Retirement? (October 26, 2017)

Madelaine L’EsperanceThe Effects of Banks in Schools on Elementary Student’s Financial Learning, Attitudes about Banks and Savings: A Field Study (November 9, 2017)

Tansel YilmazerLate-life Disability, Homeownership, Wealth and Mortality (November 16, 2017)

Cliff RobbStudent Loans and Life Cycle Decisions (November 30, 2017)

J. Michael CollinsFinancial Well Being Over the Life Course: Exploring a New Measure (December 7, 2017)

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 ElsterBarking Up the Wrong Tree: Revealing the Limitations of Financial Education through a Randomized Controlled Trial (March 2, 2017)

Eric Grodsky & Jayme PyneLooking for Debt in all the Wrong Places: The Increasing Role of Graduate Student Borrowing (March 9, 2017)

Olga KondratjevaBorrowing Sources, Purposes and Household Well-Being: Evidence from Nepal (March 30, 2017)

Emily GallagherThe Effects of Health Insurance on Home Payment Delinquency: Evidence from the ACA Marketplace Subsidies (April 6, 2017)

Olivia MitchellPutting the Pension Back in 401(k) Plans: Optimal versus Default Longevity Income Annuities (April 7, 2017 – 12-1:20pm in Grainger)

Anita MukherjeeThe Moral Hazard of Lifesaving Innovations: Naloxone Access, Opioid Abuse, and Crime (April 13, 2017)

Michael Collins – Household Finance and Health: Preliminary Analysis to Design a Therapy Adherence Intervention Using Financial Coaching(April 20, 2016)

Amrita KulkaBulk Purchases and Consumption Smoothing: Using Tax Policy Changes to Estimate Saving for the Future by Buying Ahead (April 27, 2017)

Benjamin KeysEyes Wide Shut? Mortgage Insurance During the Housing Boom (Friday, May 5, 2017) *Please note this seminar is being sponsored by the Real Estate Department in the WI School of Business and will be held  in Graaskamp 4440 at 10:30-12pm.

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)