Annamaria Lusardi. Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center  (GFLEC)

Annamaria Lusardi

Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)

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Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Previously, she was the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where she taught for twenty years. She has also taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. From January to June 2008, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. Moreover, she is the founder and academic director of GWSB’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University.

Dr. Lusardi has won numerous research awards. Among them is a research fellowship from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, a faculty fellowship from the John M. Olin Foundation, and a junior and senior faculty fellowship from Dartmouth College. She was also awarded the 2015 Financial Literacy Award from the International Federation of Finance Museums, the 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award from the Council for Economic Education, the 2013 William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award from the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and the National Numeracy Network’s inaugural 2012 Steen Award. Moreover, she is the recipient of the 2007 Fidelity Pyramid Prize, an award to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans. In 2009, she served as a faculty advisor for the Office of Financial Education of the U.S. Treasury.

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PUBLICATIONS IN THE CENTER

Areas of expertise

Financial education and capability
Public Policy
Macroeconomics

Publications

The State of U.S. Financial Capability: The ...
01 June 2019

The State of U.S. Financial Capability: The ...

The FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) is designed to understand and measure a rich, connected set...

Debt close to retirement and its implication...
13 July 2018

Debt close to retirement and its implication...

We combine survey data on debt attitudes with registry data on household balance sheets to shed light on the determinants of ...

Millennials Engagement with online financial...
01 May 2019

Millennials Engagement with online financial...

A survey to understand what motivates Millennials’ engagement and influences them to build their levels of financial knowledge.

Financial Literacy in the United States and ...
01 April 2019

Financial Literacy in the United States and ...

The 2019 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index) represents the third wave of a long-term project to annual...

Financial Fragility in America
22 March 2019

Financial Fragility in America

The US has been hit hard by the financial crisis and Great Recession. Data show that large segments of the population continu...

Financial literacy and the need for financia...
01 December 2017

Financial literacy and the need for financia...

Throughout their lifetime, individuals today are more responsible for their personal finances than ever before.

Employee Financial Literacy and Retirement P...
01 June 2018

Employee Financial Literacy and Retirement P...

This paper uses administrative data on all active employees of the Federal Reserve System to examine participation in and con...