Upcoming Events

MIFE Annual Conference and Early Career Workshop 2023

Announcement and Call for Papers

The future of financial education: Aiming for effectivity, sustainability, and inclusion

20 – 22 November 2023 | Mannheim, Germany

Financial education is on the rise and in many places it is receiving the attention it needs in view of the current challenges. But what does effective, sustainable, and inclusive financial education look like for all population groups? What content should be addressed, when, for whom and by whom? Which teaching-learning arrangements should be used? What educational policy and contextual conditions are needed? These and other questions on financial education of the future will be discussed at the 3rd MIFE Annual Conference on November 20, 2023 in Mannheim with high-ranking representatives from science, politics and practice.

Keynote lectures (among others):

  • Jens Brandenburg (Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Bernadene de Clercq (University of South Africa)
  • Annamaria Lusardi (George Washington University und Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center)

As in previous years, we are also pleased to organise the interdisciplinary MIFE Early Career Workshop (November 21–22, 2023). We invite early career researchers from the fields of economics, household finance, business education, psychology, and related disciplines to submit their papers. Together with the sponsor Deutsche Bundesbank, we will select the most outstanding contribution for the Young Researcher Award for Financial Literacy (€5,000).

Paper submission for the Early Career Workshop and the Deutsche Bundesbank Young Researcher Award

Papers for the MIFE Early Career Workshop and Young Researcher Award of the Deutsche Bundesbank should be submitted as a pdf file to MIFEconference zew.de. The deadline for submission is September 15 , 2023. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by mid-October 2023. Authors are asked to identify as PhD students, post-docs or young assistant professors when submitting their paper to be considered for the workshop and the price. In addition, the following documents are required for submission: manuscript and cover letter. It is indispensable to consider the submission guidelines.

Topics of interest

Submissions to the MIFE Early Career Workshop can cover the whole range of financial education related topics, such as: Financial Literacy and Financial Decision Making, Design and Effectiveness of Financial Education Interventions, Understanding Monetary Policies/Institutions and their Effectiveness, Assessing and Managing Financial Risks, Digitalisation and Financial Literacy, Credit Knowledge/Lending/Repayment Behaviour/Over-indebtedness, Financial Resilience and Financial Literacy, and related topics.

Scientific program committee

Rob Alessie (University of Groningen), Carmela Aprea (University of Mannheim), Tabea Bucher-Koenen (ZEW and University of Mannheim), Paola Iannello (Catholic University of Sacred Heart Milan)

Organizing committee

Carmela Aprea, Ronja Baginski, Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Caroline Knebel, and Julia Harder


Participation at the MIFE Annual Conference and/or the Early Career Workshop is free of charge. Participants on site are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The MIFE Annual Conference and the Early Career Workshop are currently planned as face-to-face events. Digital participation will be possible at the MIFE Annual Conference on November 20, 2023. Adjustments to applicable Covid 19 measures are reserved. Registrations can be made shortly via this homepage.


Please send any questions concerning the MIFE Annual Conference and/or the MIFE Early Career Workshop to:

Julia Harder

MIFEconference zew.de