Since its emergence in the 1980s, the subject of household finance has rapidly grown into a critical area of economic focus. Research, policy and practitioner interest has increased as household portfolios have become more complicated in response to financial innovation and new challenges in retirement financing. Whilst the earliest research was initially focussed on the limited tendency to hold stocks and diversify risk, recent work has developed into a broader exploration of the challenges posed by limited financial literacy, cognition, behavioural biases and cultural predispositions, and the ways to overcome them through financial education, advice, institutional reform and regulation.
Including an original introduction by the editor, Household Finance brings together the most essential papers on the subject together in a comprehensive three-volume collection, and will be an invaluable resource for researchers - including practitioners with an interest in research - and students alike.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 2880
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm