Annamaria Lusardi.

Annamaria Lusardi

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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

Understanding Debt in the Older Population
01 January 2020

Understanding Debt in the Older Population

Poor financial capability can have important consequences for wellbeing in later life. To explore aspects of financial manage...

Millennial Mobile Payment Users: A Look into...
01 January 2020

Millennial Mobile Payment Users: A Look into...

The financial technology (fintech) sector is revolutionizing traditional financial practices, yet little information exists o...

Millennials and money: The state of their fi...
01 January 2020

Millennials and money: The state of their fi...

In this study, we analyze data from the 2018 National Financial Capability Study (NFCS)to obtain an in-depth picture of mille...

Financial well-being of the millennial gener...
22 November 2019

Financial well-being of the millennial gener...

This paper provides an in-depth empirical analysis of the factors that contribute to the financial well-being of Millennials,...

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...

The Changing Face of Debt and Financial Frag...
01 May 2018

The Changing Face of Debt and Financial Frag...

This paper investigates changes in older individuals' financial fragility as they stand on the verge of retirement.

Financial Fragility in the US: Evidence and ...
01 April 2016

Financial Fragility in the US: Evidence and ...

Research about American households’ financial fragility