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