6th Luxembourg Workshop on Household Finance and Consumption

Call for papers

6th Luxembourg Workshop on Household Finance and Consumption

Organiser: Central Bank of Luxembourg

Date: Thursday, 21 June - Friday, 22 June 2018

Location: Luxembourg

This workshop aims to gather local and regional academics, researchers, PhD students and representatives of relevant institutions interested in empirical research on the economic and financial behaviour of households. It focuses on presentation and discussion of research using micro-level and survey data on individuals and households. Preference will be given to papers using data from Luxembourg and/or neighbouring regions/countries.

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

  •  Household consumption, saving, and portfolio choice
  •  Financing retirement with ageing populations
  • Housing, financing, mortgage markets
  • Household finance, credit constraints and implications for monetary policy
  • Household (over-)indebtedness and financial distress
  • Behavioural approaches to household asset accumulation, debt and consumption
  • Financial literacy, financial sophistication, and the role of professional advice in shaping financial behaviour
  • Household payment habits
  •  Household finances and the financial crisis
  • Household income and wealth inequality
  •  Household poverty and determinants

The workshop also aims to promote networking to create opportunities for joint research in this area.

Submission of papers:

Interested authors should submit their papers by 26 March 2018 to Extended abstracts may also be considered, but preference will be given to completed papers. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 23 April 2018. The workshop language is English. For previous workshop programmes please visit the website of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg at

Organising committee:

Thomas Y. Mathä, Giuseppe Pulina and Michael Ziegelmeyer


There is no participation fee. Participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses.

Workshop programme 2018