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 designeda 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. Read more…