Session 220:
Building Savings, Assets, and Wealth

Saturday, May 3
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Wellesley
3rd Floor

Discussant: Timothy M. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chair: Signe-Mary McKernan, Urban Institute
Discussant: Jenny Aker, Tufts University

  1. Refunds to Savings: Building Savings at Tax TimeMichal Grinstein-Weiss, Washington University in St. Louis; Dan Ariely, Duke University; Clint Key, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Krista Comer, Washington University in St. Louis

  2. Decomposing Household Wealth Portfolios across Countries: An Age-Old Question?Eva M. Sierminska, CEPS/INSTEAD, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Karina Doorley, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

  3. The Design of Public Works and the Competing Goals of Investment and Food SecurityKathleen Beegle, World Bank Group; Emanuela Galasso, World Bank Group; Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland

  4. Impact of Increased Banking Services on Household Welfare: The Case of Banco Azteca in MexicoJennifer Muz, University of California, Irvine

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