Annamaria Lusardi is the Director of the Financial
Literacy Center, a joint Center of Rand, Dartmouth College, and the Wharton
School, 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 is currently at the George Washington School of Business. She holds
a Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Lusardiís main areas of research
are financial literacy and financial education, saving, Social Security
and pensions. Her book, 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. 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, awarded to
authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal
of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans.
She is a member of the Technical
Review Committee for the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National
Longitudinal Surveys Program, a member of the Advisory Board of the
Pension Research Council at the Wharton School, and a member of the
Scientific Committee of the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare
Policies (CeRP), Turin, Italy. Moreover, she has advised the U.S.
Treasury, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the Dutch Central
Bank, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on issues related to
financial literacy and saving. She is also the consultant to the
Subgroup on the Evaluation of Financial Education Programs,
International Network on Financial Education at the OECD.