Founder & Academic Director
Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC)
Annamaria Lusardi is University Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University. Moreover, she is the founder and academic director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC). 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. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Prof. Lusardi has also won numerous research and other awards. The more recent ones include the Kahneman Lecture at the 2019 annual meeting of economic psychology and behavioural economics (IAREP/SABE), the 2018 Ketchum Prize from FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the 2018 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Faculty Scholarship, the 2017 Skandia Research Award on Long-Term Savings (awarded in Sweden), the 2015 Financial Literacy Award from the International Federation of Finance Museums (awarded in China), 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.
In 2018, she received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) from the University of Vaasa in Finland. In 2019, she was included in the Forbes list of the 100 successful women in Italy.
In addition to her academic research, Prof. Lusardi works to disseminate her research results to a broad audience, with the goal of impacting policies and financial education programs. She blogs about her research findings for the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. She is also a member of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Council.
Her expertise is valued by policy makers. In 2009, she served as a faculty advisor for the Office of Financial Education of the U.S. Treasury. In August 2017, she was appointed Director of the Financial Education Committee in charge of designing the national strategy for financial literacy in Italy.