Agenda and Session Videos

Below is a list of the sessions from the confence and videos from each session.

Session 1: Mortgages and Real Estate

“Mortgage Amortization and Wealth Accumulation.”
Facilitator: Anthony DeFusco, Northwestern University

  • Asaf Bernstein, University of Colorado – Boulder, Leeds School of Business
  • Peter Koudijs, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

“Sort Selling: Political Affiliations and Households’ Real Estate Decisions”
Facilitator: Emily Gallagher, University of Colorado-Boulder

  • W. Ben McCartney, Purdue University
  • Calvin Zhang, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia     


Session 2: Financial Implications of COVID-19: Assembling a Data Apparatus

"Financial Implications of COVID-19: Assembling a Data Apparatus"

A moderated discussion, led by:
Facilitator: J. Anthony Cookson, University of Colorado-Boulder

  • Ben Iverson (Brigham Young University)
  • Jialan Wang (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)




Session 3: Household Finance and Careers

“Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices”
Facilitator: Rawley Heimer, Boston College

  • Jacelly Cespedes, University of Minnesota
  • Zack Liu, University of Houston
  • Carlos Parra, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile          

- Presenting author

“Labor Reactions to Credit Deterioration: Evidence from LinkedIn Activity.”
Facilitator: Adrien Matray, Princeton University

  • Jeff Gortmaker, Harvard University
  • Jessica Jeffers, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • Michael Junho Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of New York