Workshop Presentations

Thank you to Workshop presenters, discussants, chairs, and attendees for your participation at the Exploring New Frontiers in Financial Capability Research for Vulnerable Populations Workshop.  Presentations are available online.


Welcome to the Workshop!

Exploring New Frontiers in Financial Capability for Vulnerable Populations Workshop
June 5-6, 2012 – Madison, WI

Presented through funding from the Social Security Administration Financial Literacy Research Consortium.

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Papers and presentations are available online.



Graduate Symposium on June 4th

Exploring New Frontiers in Financial Capability Research for Vulnerable Populations

Pre-Conference Graduate Student Symposium

Monday, June 4, 2012 • 1:30 – 4:45pm

8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building

1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI

Please join us for the Center for Financial Security’s Graduate Student Symposium and Paper Competition.  The Symposium is open; come and go as your schedule permits.

1:30-3:00pm – Panel 1: Mortgage Default and Bankruptcy

Estimating a Single Agent Dynamic Choice Model for Household Mortgage Default and Prepayment Decisions

Chao Ma, Department of Economics, Ohio State University

Why and When Does Default Occur: A Structural Estimation of Mortgage Default in the Presence of Default Costs and Trigger Events

Erik Hembre, Department of Economics, UW-Madison

Recency of Immigration and Filing for Bankruptcy in the United States: Is Health a Mediating Factor?

Paul Creswell, Department of Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison

Discussant: Morris Davis, Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business

3:15-4:45pm – Panel 2: Correlates of Financial Well-Being

Household Debt and Adult Depression

Laura Cuesta, School of Social Work, UW-Madison

The Links between Early-Life Factors and Personality Traits and Late-Life Financial Self-Awareness in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study

Yung-ting Su, Department of Consumer Science, UW-Madison

Social Security Payments to the Unbanked  

Drew M. Anderson, Department of Economics, UW-Madison

Discussant: Diana Elliot, Research Manager, Economic Mobility Project, Pew Charitable Trusts