4th CEAR-RSI Household Finance Workshop

Posted On April 25, 2023

November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023

HEC Montréal

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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) and the Financial Education Lab at HEC Montréal, and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University. This is the 4th workshop in this series. Subjects of particular interest include:

  • Consumption-saving decisions and investment choices
  • Financial literacy and education
  • Pensions and retirement
  • 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 Tullio Jappelli from University of Naples Federico II, where he is University Professor of Economics. Professor Jappelli is Director of the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His main area of research is on consumption, liquidity constraints, intergenerational transfers, household finance and banking. He has published five books on saving and household finance portfolio choice and several papers in professional journals and books. His work has appeared in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Date and Location

This workshop will be held in-person November 10 and 11, 2023 at HEC Montréal's new downtown Montreal building, which is located at 501, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1Z5, Canada.


Professor Philippe d'Astous (HEC Montréal) is the primary local organizer of this workshop. Should you have questions, please contact him at [email protected] about the substance of the workshop and contact Lee Boyle at [email protected] with questions about participation and logistics.

Submission of Papers

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit either the full paper (preferred), or an extended abstract that addresses objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. All submissions should be PDF and need not be blinded. Submissions should be made by June 16, 2023, at https://cear.gsu.edu/cear-rsi-2023-call-for-papers/ or through the button at the top of this page. Authors will be notified of the acceptance status of their submission by July 14, 2023, at the latest.


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 must cap funding.