Annual Workshop for Small Grant Recipients: Financial Risk, Assets, and Poverty

Please RSVP to attend this workshop by emailing npcinfo@umich.edu, indicating whether you will attend breakfast and/or lunch.

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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

Lunch

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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