Anita Mukherjee

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Anita Mukherjee

Assistant Professor of Risk and Insurance
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Anita Mukherjee is an assistant professor of risk and insurance at UW-Madison's Wisconsin School of Business. Her research focuses on the impact of insurance, financial literacy and legal policies on vulnerable populations, especially related to aging and health, and covers both U.S. and emerging market settings.

Mukherjee earned her Ph.D. in applied economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds an M.S. in management science and engineering, a B.S. in mathematics, and a B.A. in economics, all from Stanford University. Before graduate school, she was a consultant in the financial services division of Oliver Wyman in New York.

Professional Achievements

  • Published a paper on financial and health literacy at older ages for the Journal of Consumer Affairs
  • Co-edited a special issue on financing longevity for the Journal of Economics of Ageing
  • Involved in University of Wisconsin’s Center for Financial Security, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Center for Demography of Health and Aging