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

Financial Anxiety and Stress among U.S. Hous...
28 April 2021

Financial Anxiety and Stress among U.S. Hous...

The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has brought to light the deeply rooted financial struggles that many Americans fac...

2021 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance I...
01 March 2021

2021 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance I...

The Annual P-Fin Index survey underscores financial hardships brought by COVID-19 pandemic, especially among minorities who h...

Stereotypes in financial literacy: evidence ...
02 November 2020

Stereotypes in financial literacy: evidence ...

We examine gender differences in financial literacy among high school students in Italy using data from the 2012 Programme fo...

Fearless Woman: Financial Literacy and Stock...
01 March 2021

Fearless Woman: Financial Literacy and Stock...

Women are less financially literate than men. It is unclear whether this gap reflects a lack of knowledge or, rather, a lack ...

Household financial fragility during COVID-1...
21 December 2020

Household financial fragility during COVID-1...

We draw on new high frequency survey data collected from repeated cross-sections of Americans over the period June 2020 throu...

Financial well-being among black and hispani...
01 February 2021

Financial well-being among black and hispani...

This paper provides an in-depth examination of the financial well-being of Black and Hispanic women and the factors contribut...

Financial Fragility during the COVID-19 Pand...
01 December 2020

Financial Fragility during the COVID-19 Pand...

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the US economy was closed to limit the virus’ spread, and several emergency intervent...