Academic Director Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center
Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar at The George Washington University School of Business. 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 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. Moreover, she is the Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, a joint Center with the Rand Corporation and the Wharton School created with the support of the Social Security Administration. She is also the Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center. She holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Lusardi 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, a $50,000 award to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans. She has written more than fifty academic articles and edited two books: Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008, and Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace, joint with Olivia Mitchell, published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Dr. Lusardi has worked on several projects on financial education in both the United States and abroad. She has advised the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Dutch Central Bank, the OECD, the World Bank, and the Museum of Saving in Turin, Italy on issues related to financial literacy and saving. In the Fall 2009, she served as a faculty advisor for the Office of Financial Education of the U.S. Treasury. She was recently recognized by The New York Times as one of the six most influential economists in the area of financial reform.