Submission deadline: 5 September 2019

Call for papers

Sixth Conference on Household Finance and Consumption

16-17 December 2019, Dublin

The European Central Bank organises a biennial conference on household finance and consumption. Its objective is to foster empirical and theoretical research on the implications of household heterogeneity for the accumulation of assets and debt, consumption/saving behaviour and the transmission and effects of monetary policy. The conference focuses on research that uses household-level data, with a special interest in the data from the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS).

In 2019 the conference will be organised jointly with the Central Bank of Ireland and will take place in Dublin on 16-17 December. We are actively seeking papers in the following areas, but related areas will also be considered:

  • household consumption, saving and portfolio choice
  • housing, mortgage markets and financial markets
  • household finance, credit constraints and monetary policy
  • the role of household heterogeneity for monetary policy and financial stability
  • household indebtedness and financial distress
  • household finances and the financial and economic crisis
  • behavioural approaches to household asset accumulation, debt and consumption
  • household finance in the face of new technologies

The following speakers have confirmed their participation: Adrien Auclert (Stanford University), Christopher Carroll (Johns Hopkins University), Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley) and Antoinette Schoar (MIT Sloan School of Management). For information about past conferences on household finance and consumption, access to the HFCS data and the survey in general, see the Household Finance and Consumption Network webpage.

Submission of abstracts/papers

Authors are welcome to submit extended abstracts or, preferably, full drafts of papers by 5 September 2019 to Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 20 October 2019.

Organising committee

Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt, IMFS and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Reamonn Lydon (Central Bank of Ireland), Tara McIndoe-Calder (Central Bank of Ireland), Jiri Slacalek (ECB), Oreste Tristani (ECB).


The organisers will cover reasonable travel expenses for those presenting papers and discussants (though participants from national central banks and other EU institutions are expected to cover their own expenses).