3rd CEAR-RSI Household Finance Workshop

Posted On April 14, 2022

November 11, 2022 – November 12, 2022

Hotel le Saint-Sulpice, Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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General Information

This workshop brings together researchers interested in household financial decision-making. Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. We expect researchers from a variety of disciplines will find this workshop of interest, including economics, finance, risk management, insurance, and psychology. This workshop is held jointly by the Retirement and Savings Institute (RSI, http://rsi.hec.ca/) at HEC Montréal and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR, http://cear.gsu.edu/) at Georgia State University. This is the 3rd workshop in this series. Subjects of particular interest include:

  • Financial literacy
  • Financial education
  • Pensions and retirement
  • Consumption-saving decisions
  • Financial planning and advice
  • Financial delinquency and bankruptcy
  • Household insurance and risk management

We typically allocate one hour for each paper (40 minute presentation, 10 minutes for an assigned discussant, and a 10 minute general discussion) to provide participants with the opportunity for an in-depth presentation of their work. All sessions will be plenary.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote address will be given by Professor Annamaria Lusardi from George Washington University, where she is University Professor of Economics and Accountancy. Professor Lusardi is the founder and academic director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), and the co-chair of the G53 Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Research Network (G53 Network). Previously, she was the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where she taught for twenty years. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) from the University of Vaasa in Finland. Professor Lusardi received numerous research awards. In both 2017 and 2021, she was included in the Clarivate list, which recognizes exceptional research influence demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. In August 2017, she was appointed Director of the Financial Education Committee in charge of designing the national strategy for financial literacy in Italy. In 2019, she was included in the Forbes list of the 100 successful women in Italy. She was recently listed in the top 100 leaders in wealth management in We Wealth.


We expect to cover Economy airfares and hotel for speakers, but may need to cap funding at a certain amount depending on costs. We will let accepted speakers know if we have to cap funding soon after submissions close.


Professor Philippe d'Astous (HEC Montréal) is the primary local organizer of this workshop. Should you have questions, please contact him at philippe.dastous@hec.ca about the substance of the workshop, and contact Lee Boyle at lee.boyle@hec.ca with questions about participation and logistics.

Date and Location

We are aiming for this workshop to be held in-person on November 11 and 12, 2022 at Hotel le Saint-Sulpice, which is located in Old Montreal. The address is 414 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 2V5, Canada. If travels are restricted due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be prepared to host the workshop fully remotely.