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See her personal homepage for CV and news https://mariekebos.org/

Marieke Bos is an associate professor at the department of Finance of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (0.2 FTE). She is also Docent in Financial Economics at SSE and a Deputy Director of the Swedish House of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics at Stockholm University in 2010.

Marieke is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Consumer Finance Institute. Marieke has been a board member of the Swedish Pensions Agency and a visiting scholar at the Central Bank of Sweden. Furthermore,  she has worked as a consultant for the Swedish (FI) and UK (FCA) Financial Regulator on topics within consumer protection and consumer credit repayments.


Marieke's research interests: Household Finance, Behavioral Finance, Labor and Finance, Mental Health, Empirical Banking

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. ”Impulsive Consumption and Financial Wellbeing: Evidence from an Increase in the Availability of Alcohol”The Review of Financial Studies, 2021, Volume 34, Issue 5, May 2021, Pages 2608–2647, Coauthor: Itzhak Ben-David,    Abstract
  2. ”Scarcity and Consumers’ Credit Choice”Theory and Decisions, 2021, Volume 91, Issue 5, May 2021, Pages , Coauthors: Chloe Le Coq and Peter van Santen,   
  3. “Bad Times, Good Credit”, Swedish House of Finance Research Paper No 15-05 Coauthors Bo Becker and Kasper Roszbach,  Journal of Money Banking and Credit  (2020), 52: 107-142 Abstract
  4. Financial Distress and Suicide over the Lifecycle for Individuals with ADHD: A Population Study”,  Science Advances 6, no. 40, 2020: eaba1551.  Abstract
  5. ”The Labor Market Effects of Credit Market Information”Review of Financial Studies, June 2018, 31(6), 2005-2037,  Coauthors:  Emily Breza and Andres Liberman.  Abstract
    • Editor’s Choice, 2018
    • Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award 2019

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • ”Dissemination of Research During COVID: Evidence from Quasi-Random Conference Slots”, Coauthors Renee Adams and Laurent Bach
  • ”Intergenerational Transmission of Financial Distress: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Administrators”, Coauthors Emily Breza
  • ”Expectations, Household Behavior, and Inequality: Evidence from Field Experiments”, Coauthors Arna Olafsson, Enrichetta Ravina, and Basit Zafar.
  • ”The Price of Love” Coauthors: Jenny Säve-Söderbergh and Wenli Li
  • ”Quantifying Positive and Negative Shocks to Mental Health over the Life-Cycle”, Coauthor Andrew Hertzberg

Other Publications

  1. “Forgotten Markets: The Importance of Pawn Shops”, joined with: Susan P. Carter and Paige M. Skiba, Law, Economics, and Conflict.  eds Basu and R.C. Hockett, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, 2021. ISBN 9781501754838.
  2. ”Rationality in the Consumer Credit Market: Choosing between Alternative and Mainstream Credit”, joined with Sumit Agarwal.  Handbook of US Consumer Economics, eds. Andrew Haughwout and Benjamin Mandel, New York, USA, Academic Press, August 2019, ISBN 9780128135242
  3. “Balancing Act: New Evidence and a Discussion of the Theory on the Rationality and Behavioral Anomalies of Choice in Credit Markets,” joined with Susan Payne Carter and Paige Marta Skiba. Research Handbook in Behavioral Law and Economics, eds., Joshua C. Teitelbaum and Kathryn Zeiler. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. ISBN: 9781849805674
  4. ”Do Households Need Protection? Insights from Behavioral Economics“, Den svenska skulden. Konjunkturrådets rapport 2015, Peter Englund, Bo Becker, Torbjörn Becker, Marieke Bos, Per Wissén ISBN 9789186949655
  5. ”Online Intermediation and the Terms of Consumer Credit”Sveriges riksbank economic review 2014:1, joined with Gustav Alfelt and Kasper Roszbach
  6. ”Essays on Household Finance”, November 2010, Stockholm University, ISBN: 9789174471601. Opponent: Professor Luigi Guiso EIEF; examination committee Professor Paolo Sodini, Astrid Muren and Sten Åke Stenberg.

Prizes and Awards

Marieke has won the 2019 Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award for her paper with Emily Breza and Andres Liberman, ”The Labor Market Effects of Credit Market Information” in the Review of Financial Studies,  and the 2017 Hans Dalborg award for excellence in Financial Economic Research.


Marieke has obtained research grants from Nasdaq foundation, FORTE, the Swedish Innovation Agency (VINNOVA), NBER, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Russel Sage Foundation, the Swedish Bank Research Foundation and the Filene Research Institute.

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Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Essays in Household Finance, Stockholm University

Award Date: 25 Nov 2010


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