Call for papers – forthcoming BCL workshop

The Central Bank of Luxembourg (BCL) is holding its 3rd Luxembourg Workshop on Household Finance and Consumption (Lu-HFC) on 25 -26 June 2015.

The objective of the workshop is 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.

The workshop focuses on presentation and discussion of research that makes use of micro-level and survey data on individuals and households. Preference will be given to papers using data from Luxembourg and/or neighbouring regions/countries.

Papers in the following areas will be considered:

• Household consumption, saving, and portfolio choice
• Financing retirement in face of demographic developments
• 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

Submission of papers:

Interested authors should submit their papers by 1 April 2015 to Extended abstracts may also be considered, but preference will be given to completed papers. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 1 May 2015. The workshop language is English.

Organising committee:

Thomas Y. Mathä, Alessandro Porpiglia and Michael Ziegelmeyer.


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

For previous workshop programmes, see BCL’s website.

February 4, 2015 | News and Events