Triennial statistical survey of the balance sheet, pension, income and other demographic characteristics of families in the United States. It is sponsored by the United States Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Treasury Department. Data from the survey are widely used, from analysis at the Federal Reserve and other branches of government to scholarly work at the major economic research centers.

Research

Household Portfolio Risk
Bucciol and Miniaci (2014)
Review of Finance
Housing, mortgage bailout guarantees and the macro economy
Journal of Monetary Economics 60 (8), 917-935
Journal of Monetary Economics
New Evidence on Asset Location from the Survey of Consumer Finances
Jinjarak and Zhou (2011)
Public Finance Review
Costly Contracts and Consumer Credit
Livshits et al. (2011)
Depression Babies: Do Macroeconomic Experiences Affect Risk Taking?
Malmendier and Nagel (2011)
Quarterly Journal of Economics
The asset location puzzle: Taxes matter
Zhou (2009)
Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control
Credit Card Debt Puzzles and Debt Revolvers for Self Control
Bertaut, C., Haliassos, M., Reiter, M. (2009)
Review of Finance
Trusting the stock market
Guiso et. al. (2008)
Journal of Finance
Do borrowers know their mortgage terms?
Bucks and Pence (2008)
Journal of Urban Economics
Optimism and economic choice
Puri and Robinson (2007)
Journal of Financial Economics
Household Portfolio Diversification: A Case for Rank-Dependent Preferences
Polkovnichenko (2005)
Review of Financial Studies
Credit Cards: Facts and Theories
Bertaut and Haliassos (2005)
Asset allocation and asset location: household evidence from the survey of consumer finances
Bergstresser and Poterba (2004)
Journal of Public Economics
Household Risk Management and Optimal Mortgage Choice
Campbell and Cocco (2003)
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Taxation and household portfolio composition: US evidence from the 1980s and 1990s
Poterba and Samwick (2003)
Journal of Public Economics
Household risk management and optimal mortgage choice
Campbell and Cocco (2003)
Quarterly Journal of Economics
The Returns to Entrepreneurial Investment: A Private Equity Premium Puzzle?
Moskowitz and Vissing-Jorgensen (2002)
NBER Working Paper
Portfolios of the Rich
Carroll (2000)
NBER Working Paper
Wealth and portfolio composition: Theory and evidence
King and Leape (1998)
Journal of Public Economics
All their eggs in one basket: Portfolio diversification of US households
Kelly (1995)
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization