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Council for Economic Education Honors Dr. Annamaria Lusardi with 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award

Financial Literacy Pioneer Recognized for Extraordinary Work to Advance Awareness of Economic and Financial Education

WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2014) The Council for Economic Education is delighted to announce that Prof. Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University (GW) will be honored with the 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award, recognizing her extraordinary work to advance public awareness of the importance of economic and financial education.

A pioneer in the study of financial literacy, Prof. Lusardi is widely renowned for her extraordinary contributions to the field. Among her numerous achievements, she designed a measurement of financial literacy that has been used in national surveys around the world, while her theoretical and empirical work has helped to make a compelling case for the cost and consequences of financial illiteracy. She has published many papers and two books on the topic of financial literacy and also edited special issues on financial literacy for the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance andNumeracy.

Prof. Lusardi currently serves as the Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center  (GFLEC) and is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at GW.  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 her alma mater 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.  Prof. Lusardi also chairs the Research Committee at the OECD/International Network on Financial Education and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)’s financial literacy expert group.

As the winner of the Forbes Award, Prof. Lusardi will also receive a monetary reward of $1000, made possible by a gift from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation to CEE.  In his lifetime, Calvin K. Kazanjian was an ardent supporter of economic literacy programs.  Fittingly, entrepreneur William Forbes, for whom this award is named, helped catapult Mr. Kazanjian’s small confectionary company—Peter Paul Almond Joy—into an industry leader.

“Through her groundbreaking work as a researcher and advocate, Annamaria Lusardi has been a leading voice in the national conversation on financial literacy, raising global awareness of its critical need,” said Nan J. Morrison, CEO and President, Council for Economic Education.  “She has been a trusted advisor to CEE for many years, sharing her expertise in the field and helping to shape our own initiatives.  It is our honor to present Annamaria with this award.”

Prof. Lusardi will be formally presented with the Forbes Award in April 2015.

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About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school – and we have been doing so for 65 years. We carry out our mission by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates. Our goal is to reach and teach every child. Each year CEE’s programs reach more than 55,000 K-12 teachers and over 5 million students across the United States.  For further information about the Council for Economic Education go to:http://www.councilforeconed.org

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Teaching Opportunity – January 2015

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In This Issue:

  • 2015 Call for Annual Conference Proposals
  • 2 New Math in the Real World Lessons Now Available
  • AP Micro and AP Macro Economics Bundle: Special Discount
  • Your Teaching Has An Impact!
  • 3 Demonstration Videos for HS Economics
  • This Day in Economic History

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A Look Back at the 2014 Annual Conference

The Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas was a rousing success with 475 educators attending the Conference. Attendees included instructors from eight countries, 200 new attendees, and 250 K-12 teachers from 34 states.

Conference goers were able to hear talks from top economists such as Richard W. Fisher and Alan B. Krueger. Fisher, the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, spoke at the Teacher Recognition Luncheon on the importance of education and his perspective on the robust growth of regional economies. Later that day, Krueger, a Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Wilson School at Princeton University, spoke to attendees about the financial crisis of 2008-09 through the lens of behavioral economics.

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You Can Guide Your Children in Finding the Financial Help They Need

Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults.

Part 3: For parents of teenagers and young adults

The financial world of today isn’t the same world you grew up in. New services and choices are being offered all the time. For your children to navigate the new financial world they’ll face, they need to know when to seek out information and how to evaluate it.

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You Show Your Kids What’s a “Normal” Financial Life

Most adults can trace the development of their financial lives back to childhood. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau researched more about this topic to determine what the most helpful activities are for children and youth as they learn and grow. This three-article series provides tips for parents of young children, elementary and middle school students, and teenagers and young adults.

Part 2: For parents of elementary and middle school students

Children take note of how you live your financial life, and they adopt that as the norm for their own lives. Do you regularly check your bank transactions online? Do you drop your bills in a pile without opening them? Do you resist buying the latest gadget and wait till it’s on sale? These are the kinds of actions your kids can easily see and remember.

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POSTED: December 10, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE Launches Math in the Real World

Math in the Real World CEE Launches Math in the Real WorldThe Council for Economic Education has launched its newest resource: Math in the Real World. Math in the Real World contains interdisciplinary lessons aimed at teaching personal finance and economic concepts, all in the context of math lessons.

Math in the Real World includes lessons that range from “Break-Even Analysis” and “Profit Maximization” to lessons on payday loan expenses and building good credit.

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