Type: Public event

Financial Risk, Assets, and Poverty

Date & time

Apr 3, 2009, 9:00 am-3:15 pm EDT


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April 3, 2009
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
Fisher Classroom, Room 1220


9 AM - 9:45 AM
  Continental Breakfast

  9:45 AM - 10 AM
  Opening Remarks, Introductions
Michael Barr, University of Michigan

  10 AM - 11 AM
  Testing Long-term Impacts of Individual Development Accounts and Asset Building on Social and Economic Well-being
Michal Grinstein‐Weiss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; William Gale, The Brookings Institution; William Rohe, Center for Urban and Regional Studies; and Michael Sherraden, Washington University, Center for Social Development

Discussant: Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan

  11 AM - 12 PM
  Financial Literacy, Cognitive Biases and Payday Lending
Adair Morse, University of Chicago and Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago

Discussant: John P. Caskey, Swarthmore College

  12 PM - 1 PM

  1 PM - 2 PM
  Testing Strategies to Increase Saving and Retention in Individual Development Account Programs
Cäzilia Loibl, The Ohio State University; and Emily Haisley, and George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University

Discussant: Jane Dokko, Federal Reserve Board

  2 PM - 3 PM
  A Proposal to Examine the Effect of Relaxed Welfare Asset Rules on Auto Ownership, Employment and Welfare Rolls: A Longitudinal Analysis
Lorien Rice, Mills College and Cynthia Bansak, St. Lawrence University

Discussant: Jim Sullivan, Notre Dame University

  3 PM - 3:15 PM
  Concluding Remarks
Rebecca Blank, The Brookings Institution




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