Annamaria Lusardi

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Annamaria Lusardi

Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), The George Washington University School of Business

Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington University School of Business

GFLEC, The George Washington University

Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business. She previously taught at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. She also was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School.

Lusardi has won numerous awards for her economic and financial literacy research, including 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 earned her B.A. from Bocconi University in Milan and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Professional Achievements

  • Research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Founded and serves as academic director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University School of Business.
  • Serves as the chair of the Research Committee of the OECD/International Network on Financial Education, and as a board member of the Council for Economic Education.

Publications

April 2018
Financial knowledge has been shown to correlate strongly with financial outcomes. So what’s the state of the nation’s financial literacy?
March 2017
How well individuals navigate life’s financial decisions is dependent, at least in part, on their knowledge and understanding of personal finance. The Personal Finance Index offers unique insights concerning Americans’ capacity for sound financial management and decisionmaking.
May 2018
Financial literacy undoubtedly plays an important role in decision making, but the associated mechanisms are complex and mediated by a variety of factors.