Consumer Finance Research Group Consumer Finance Research Group

2009 New England Meeting 2009 New England Meeting

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Thursday, April 30, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Baker Library 102
Harvard Business School

Thursday, April 30, 2009

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Informal breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

Session I
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ethan Cohen-Cole, Burcu Duygan-Bump, Judit Montoriol-Garriga (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston): "Forgive and Forget: Who Gets Credit after Bankruptcy and Why?"

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

John Beshears (Harvard), James J. Choi (Yale), David Laibson (Harvard), Brigitte C. Madrian (Harvard), and Katherine L. Milkman (Harvard Business School): "The Effect of Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions"

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Session II
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Zvi Bodie (Boston University): Lifecycle Saving and Investing


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lawrence Kotlikoff (Boston University): Financial Pathology, Malpractice, and Cure

11:30 p.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Session III
11:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School), Diego Aycinena (Francisco Marroquin University), Claudia Martinez (University of Chile), and Dean Yang (University of Michigan): "Remittances and the Problem of Control: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador"

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Lunch and panel discussion: Consumer Finance Curriculum Brigitte Madrian (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Peter Tufano (Harvard Business School)