Featured Researcher: Annamaria Lusardi

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Annamaria Lusardi is a Research Associate of the NBER's program in Aging.

Lusardi is Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. She has taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago Public Policy School, and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School from January to June 2008.

She received teaching awards from both Princeton and the University of Chicago.

She is a Fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School, a Research Fellow at Nespar (the Netherlands), and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (Italy).

Professor Lusardi has won numerous research awards, including a research fellowship from the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and a faculty fellowship from the John M. Olin Foundation. She is the recipient of the Fidelity Pyramid Prize, awarded to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of im-proving lifelong financial well-being for Americans. She has advised the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Social Security Ad-ministration, the Dutch Central Bank, and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is currently designing a survey on financial capability for the U.S. Treasury Department.

Professor Lusardi holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Professor Lusardi's current research is primarily focused on financial literacy and retirement savings. She has examined the role of financial literacy and planning in the retirement security of baby boomers and how to increase the effectiveness of financial education and saving programs.

She enjoys reading, running, going to the opera, and traveling to Italy as often as possible.