Annamaria Lusardi

Professor of Economics and Accountancy, School of Business, George Washington University; and Research Associate, NBER

Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business and a Research Associate at the NBER. Moreover, she is the Director of the Financial Literacy Center, a joint Center of Dartmouth College, the Wharton School, and Rand Corporation, created with the support of the Social Security Administration.

She has taught at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, the University of Chicago Public Policy School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. In 2008 she was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. She holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University.

She has won numerous research awards. Among them is a Research Fellowship from the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, a Faculty Fellowship from the John M. Olin Foundation, and a junior and senior Faculty Fellowship from Dartmouth College. She is the recipient of the Fidelity Pyramid Prize, awarded to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans. She has written extensively in the areas of saving, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and financial education.

Recently, she has edited two books: Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008. Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace, joint with Olivia Mitchell, was published in the fall of 2011 by Oxford University Press. In 2010, she was recognised by the New York Times as one of the six most influential economists in the area of financial reforms.

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