Household Finance Research Seminar, held weekly on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45pm

Our Spring 2023 HHF Seminars will be held virtually via Zoom and sometimes in-person in 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. View individual seminars listed below for mode.

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With over 50 faculty affiliates across departments at UW-Madison, as well as more than 50 fellows at other institutions throughout the nation, The Center for Financial Security is pleased to provide a platform for sharing some of the most exciting and innovative early stage research in the household finance realm. Join us every Thursday of the academic year for a seminar from 3:45-4:45 pm for this multi-disciplinary exploration of household finance research.

Spring 2023 Speaker Calendar

January 26: Cayte Anderson, Director of Research, UW-Stout, presents The Utilization of ABLE Accounts and Other Tax-advantaged Savings Accounts: A Scoping Review (Virtual only)

February 2: Brielle Bryan, Assistant Professor, Rice University, presents Implications of Child Incarceration for Women’s Wealth and Labor Market Attachment (Virtual only)

February 9: Kate Pennington, Research Economist, US Census Bureau in the Center for Economic Studies, presents The Impacts of Racial Differences in Economic Challenges on Housing, Wealth, and Economic Security Among OASI Beneficiaries (Virtual only)

February 16: Harold Pollack, Michael Levere, Guglielmo Briscese, University of Chicago, present Improving financial security for people with disabilities through ABLE accounts (Virtual only)

February 23: Motohiro Yogo and Natalie Cox, Princeton University, present Financial Inclusion Across the United States (Virtual only)

March 2: Molly Costanzo and Lisa Klein Vogel, Researchers at IRP, University of Wisconsin-Madison, present Parents of Children with Disabilities in Retirement: Economic Well-Being and Benefit Adequacy (Virtual only)

March 9: Samara Scheckler, Research Associate, Harvard University, presents Pathways Into and Out of Homelessness: The Role of Frontline Workers to Promote Social Security Benefits Uptake and Housing Security for Adults 50 and Older Living in the Boston Area (Virtual only)

March 23: Stephanie Moulton, Faculty Director of Research, Ohio State University, presents How Does the Death of a Partner During the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect the Economic Security of the Surviving Older Adult? Evidence From Credit Panel and Labor Force Participation Data (Virtual only)

April 6: Nicole Hair, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, presents COVID-19 Health Disparities and the Economic Security of Families with Children (Virtual only)

April 13: Dan Sacks or Anita Mukherjee, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin- Madison, present Consumption smoothing effects of Medicaid expansions (In-person & Virtual)

April 20: Jevay Grooms Assistant Professor, Howard University, and Madelaine L’Esperance, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, presents Social Security Administration’s Growing Interest in the Child Tax Credit and Other Child Driven Income Support Programs (Virual only)

April 27: John Nunley, Professor, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Alan Seals, Professor, Auburn University, and Christopher Cruz, Professor, Grand Valley State University, present The Effects of Automation Technologies on SSDI Applications and Awards (TBD)

May 4: Katie Jajtner, Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin- Madison, presents Effect of Public Policies on Work Disability: A Life course Perspective (In-person & Virtual)

May 11: Yang Wang Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Muzhe Yang, Professor Lehigh Business, presents Disparities by Race/Ethnicity and Sex/Gender in SS(D)I Applications and Awards (Virtual only)

View Past Seminar Speakers