Workshop on «Household debt, credit and demand risk»

Tuesday 24 March, Norges Bank

The intention of the workshop is to present and discuss how central banks analyse and address credit and demand risk related to high household debt. Micro data reveal significant heterogeneity across households, and the distribution of income, wealth and debt may affect aggregate outcome.

Central bank economists from the Nordic countries, Irland, the UK and ECB are attending the workshop and presenting analyses based on micro data. In addition, the Ministry of Finance and Finanstilsynet (the Norwegian FSA) participated.

Organizers: Kjersti-Gro Lindquist and Bjørn Helge Vatne (NB Financial Stability).

Program, presentations and photos

Session I

Chair: Kjersti-Gro Lindquist (NB Financial Stability)

9:10 – 10:00: Miguel Ampudia (ECB): Household heterogeneity in the euro area since the onset of the great recession
Discussion

10:00 – 10:50: Bjørn Helge Vatne and Kjersti-Gro Lindquist (Norges Bank): Household micro data in stress testing and macroprudential policy at Norges Bank
Discussion

Session II

Chair: Bjørn Helge Vatne (NB Financial Stability)

11:10 – 12:00: Philip Bunn (Bank of England): Household debt and spending
Discussion

12:00 – 12:50: Yvonne McCarthy (Central Bank of Ireland): Deleveraging in a highly indebted property market: Who does it and are there implications for household consumption?
Discussion

Session III

Chair: Katrine Godding Boye (NB Financial Stability)

13:50 – 14:40: Andreas Kuchler (Danmarks Nationalbank): The wealth and debt of Danish families
Discussion

Session IV

Chair: Andreas Fagereng (Norges Bank/Statistics Norway)

14:50 – 15:40: Jakob Winstrand (Sveriges Riksbank): Household debt in Sweden
Discussion

15:40 – 16:30: Örn Hauksson (Central Bank of Iceland): Household debt, restructuring and risks
Discussion

Miguel Ampudia, ECB

Miguel Ampudia, ECB

Philip Bunn, Bank of England

Philip Bunn, Bank of England

Yvonne McCarthy, Central Bank of Ireland

Yvonne McCarthy, Central Bank of Ireland

Andreas Kuchler, Danmarks Nationalbank

Andreas Kuchler, Danmarks Nationalbank

Published 26 March 2015 10:00