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Household Finance: An Emerging Field

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  • Guiso, Luigi
  • Sodini, Paolo

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Household finance - the normative and positive study of how households use financial markets to achieve their objectives - has gained a lot of attention over the past decade and has become a field with its own identity, style and agenda. In this paper we review its evolution and most recent developments.

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Keywords: Consumer financial protection; Financial advice; Household financial decisions; Individual portfolio choice;

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