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These are 2008 AEA Conference Papers; please see also the full 2008 ASSA Preliminary Program Schedule.
Conference papers will be uploaded as they become available from the authors.

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Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

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Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM

Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM
Session: Consumer Bankruptcy and the Credit Market (AEA)
Presiding: Michelle White (University of California-San Diego)

Accounting for the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies
Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
James MacGee (University of Western Ontario)
Michele Tertilt (Stanford University)

Student Debt and Bankruptcy
Sean Campbell (Federal Reserve Board)
Karen Pence (Federal Reserve Board)

Relationship Lending and Bankruptcy: Evidence from the Consumer Credit Market
Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Souphala Chomsisengphet (U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Chunlin Liu (University of Nevada-Reno)
Nicholas Souleles (University of Pennsylvania)

Personal Bankruptcy and Credit Market Competition
Astrid Dick (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Andreas Lehnert (Federal Reserve Board)



Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM

Saturday, January 5, 10:15 AM
Session: Consumer Payment Choice: Rational or Irrational Behavior? (AEA)
Presiding: Annette Vissing-Jorgensen (Northwestern University)

Learning in the Credit Card Market
Xavier Gabaix (New York University)
David Laibson (Harvard University)
Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
John Driscoll (Federal Reserve Board)
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Do Consumers Choose the Right Credit Contracts?
Nicholas Souleles (University of Pennsylvania)
Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Souphala Chomsisengphet (U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Chunlin Liu (University of Nevada)

Does Mental Accounting Actually Matter for Spending Control? Field Evidence from Payment and Portfolio Choices
Jonathan Zinman (Dartmouth College)
Victor Stango (Dartmouth College)

Why Are (Some) Consumers (Finally) Writing Fewer Checks: The Role of Payment Characteristics
Scott Schuh (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
Joanna Stavins (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
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Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Session: Household Finance: Mortgage Choice, Persuasion, and Life Cycle Housing (AEA/AREUEA)
Presiding: John Campbell (Harvard University)

Does it Pay to Read Your Junk Mail: Evidence on the Effect of Advertisement on Financial Decisions
Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Brent Ambrose (Pennsylvania State University)
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Life-Cycle Housing and Portfolio Choice with Bond Markets
Otto Van Hemert (New York University)

Who Takes Out Adjustable Rate Mortgages?
Allie Schwartz (Harvard University)



Sunday, January 6, 12:30 PM

Sunday, January 6, 12:30 PM
Session: Aging and Financial Markets (AEA)
Presiding: John Driscoll (Federal Reserve Board)

The Age of Reason: Financial Decisions Over the Lifecycle
Sumit Agarwal (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
John Driscoll (Federal Reserve Board)
Xavier Gabaix (New York University)
David Laibson (Harvard University)
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Financial Literacy, Again, and Retirement Wellbeing
Annamaria Lusardi (Dartmouth College)

Who Makes Credit Card Mistakes?
Anthony Saunders (New York University)
Barry Scholnick (University of Alberta)
Nadia Massoud (University of Alberta)

Does Investment Skill Decline due to Cognitive Aging or Improve with Experience?
George Korniotis (Federal Reserve Board)
Alok Kumar (University of Texas at Austin)
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