Annamaria Lusardi

Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center and the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington School of Business

Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Economics and Accountancy 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 Academic Director of the GW Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, and the Director of the Financial Literacy Center, a joint Center with Dartmouth College, the Rand Corporation, and the Wharton School.  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, a junior and senior faculty fellowship from Dartmouth College, the 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. Moreover, she is the recipient of the Fidelity Pyramid Prize, an award given to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans.