CFS Household Finance Seminar – Virtual Meeting Link & Information

Every week on Thursdays, beginning September 17th until December 3rd. HHF Seminar will take place from 3:45 – 4:45 pm CT. Virtual office hours will take place from 3:00 – 3:45 pm CT.
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Household Finance Research Seminar Resumes September 17th, held weekly on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45pm

All Fall 2020 HHF Seminars will be held virtually. Click HERE for Zoom link and meeting invitation.

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 virtual seminar from 3:45-4:45 pm for this multi-disciplinary exploration of household finance research.

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Spring 2020 Speaker Calendar

January 30: Sara Stith, SNAP-Related Work Requirements and Disability Claiming

February 6: Madelaine L’EsperanceDisability and Wealth: Exploring the Liquid Asset Trajectories of SSI and SSDI Applicants

February 20: Anita Mukherjee, Lost and Found: Claiming Behavior in Abandoned Retirement Accounts

February 27: Yulya Truskinovsky, Caregiving and Labor Force Participation: New Evidence from the American Time Use Survey

March 5: Erik Hembre, Local Variation in Housing Assistance Programs and SSI Takeup by People with Disabilities

March 12: Melody Harvey, Do Standardized Testing Requirements Enhance Mandate Effectiveness?

March 26: Katie Jajtner, SSDI and Intergenerational Economic Mobility

April 9: Adibah AbdulhadiThe Effects of Prescription Opioids on Labor Market Outcomes and SSDI

April 23: Jordan van Rijn,  The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recession & its Impact on Credit Unions

April 30: Leafia Ye, Rethinking the Foreign-born Longevity Advantage: U.S. Immigrants’ Experience of Poverty in Later Life

May 7:Stephanie RennaneEmployer Incentives in Return to Work Programs

May 21: Carly UrbanUnderstanding Differences in Financial Well-being Based on Educational Attainment and Gender

Our CFS Commitment to Change

Recent events – including the coronavirus pandemic, its economic fall-out, and the outrage over the killings of Black citizens across our country – highlight the ongoing pattern of racial injustices that have been perpetuated for generations.

The goal of the Center for Financial Security (CFS) is to develop evidence–high quality, rigorous research–that can guide policies, programs and financial systems that reduce inequities, and that include and support economically vulnerable people. We are driven by serious concerns about racial injustice, and its attendant economic insecurity. Our research often highlights the harmful impacts of programs, as well as the institutional rules and unequal access to services that impact families, resulting in systemic racism. We know we can do more, and be more supportive of research that challenges our understanding of inequality in household finances, especially related to the social safety net. Our commitment to this work includes supporting a new generation of researchers, especially those who have been historically marginalized, and focusing on racial disparities in our studies.

Please let us know if you have suggestions for outreach, policy analysis or research ideas that help to shine a light on economic inequities and better ways to support financial security for all. You can reach us by emailing