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Annamaria Lusardi, NBER Profile: Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi is a professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate in the NBER’s Program on the Economics of Aging. She has taught at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, the University of Chicago Public Policy School, and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. From January until June 2008, she was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School.

Lusardi holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Her main areas of research are saving, Social Security and pensions, financial literacy and financial education, and entrepreneurship. 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.

She has also 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. Together with Olivia Mitchell, 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.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, going to the Metropolitan Opera, and traveling to Italy as often as possible.


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