International Conference on Household Finance

The Research Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank is organising an International Online Conference on Household Finance on 29-30 April 2021. 

The conference concentrates on topics such as household consumption and saving behaviour, housing decisions, investment and borrowing decisions, households’ reactions to uncertainty, the formation of households’ expectations, disagreements about inflation, house price developments and labour income risks. Further topics include the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on household behaviour, as well as attitudes towards taxation and redistribution and how these are reflected in household behaviour. The focus of the conference is on research that makes use of household and person-level data, such as consumption and wealth surveys as well as large-scale online surveys.

The conference will feature a speech by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann as well as keynote speeches by Annamaria Lusardi and Mariacristina De Nardi.

An introduction to four Bundesbank survey datasets (Panel on Household Finances (PHF), Payment behaviour in Germany 2020, Bundesbank Online Panel Households (BOP-HH) and Bundesbank Online Panel Firms (BOP-F)) will be offered to interested participants by Mona Köhler and Daniel Werner from the Research Data and Service Centre prior to the start of the conference on 29 April 2021.