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The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR) at the Becker Friedman Institute is hosting the Housing, Household Debt, and the Macroeconomy Conference on September 22, 2023. This conference will bring together leading scholars from the Chicago area for presentations on the latest research related to this topic.

This conference is by invitation only. If you have any questions, please email mfrinfo@uchicago.edu.

An agenda is in progress and will be subject to change.


Friday, September 22, 2023
8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Dual Credit Markets: Income Risk, Household Debt, and Consumption

Michal Zator, University of Notre Dame

9:50 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 11:10 am
The History of American Mortgage Contracts

Jonathan Rose, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Mortgage Lock-In, Mobility, and Labor Reallocation

Julia Fonseca, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Refinancing Frictions, Mortgage Pricing and Redistribution

Konstantin Milbradt, Northwestern University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Labor Income Shocks

Pascal Noel, University of Chicago and NBER

3:20 pm - 4:10 pm
Explaining Racial Disparities in Personal Bankruptcy Outcomes

Sasha Indarte, University of Pennsylvania

4:10 pm
Conference Adjourns