What Do Hand-Washing and Financial Illiteracy Have in Common?: Full Transcript

...called Krueger to talk about the state of our nation’s financial literacy – what we know about handling money, whether we act on what we know, and what the country...

Are We a Nation of Financial Illiterates?

...is widespread financial literacy to the health of a modern society? Before you answer the first question, take this little quiz, borrowed from the website of Annamaria Lusardi, a professor...

Lottery Loopholes and Deadly Doctors: Full Transcript

...  DUBNER: Something like that.  Just give me for a second your view of how important financial literacy is to a well-functioning society.   GOOLSBEE: So just for your own sake, you...

More Depressing News on America's Financial Literacy (or Lack Thereof)

...(Digital Vision) I’ve written on the woeful state of Americans’ financial literacy a few times in the past. There is probably no academic researcher more attuned to the problem...

Women + Financial Literacy = Bad News

...Annamaria Lusardi has been researching financial literacy for years. She has co-authored a new working paper (abstract; PDF) with Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Rob Alessie, and Maarten van Rooij called “How...

Is Teaching Financial Literacy a Waste of Time?

...Not long ago, I wrote about the sad state of financial literacy in the U.S., and how some people, like Annamaria Lusardi of Dartmouth, are proposing widespread education to...

Financial (Il)Literacy Among the Young

...We blogged a while back about the sad state of financial literacy in this country. This has been diligently investigated by Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell, who insert...

How Much Financial Inequality Is Due to Financial Illiteracy?

...Annamaria Lusardi, whose ground-breaking research on financial literacy has been featured here several times, has put out a new working paper (with co-authors Pierre-Carl Michaud and Olivia S. Mitchell)...

One Small Step for Financial Literacy

...Annamaria Lusardi, one of the leading academic lights of financial literacy, has begun a new Financial Literacy Center “to develop and test innovative programs to improve financial literacy and...

How Much Did Americans' Financial Illiteracy Contribute to the Great Recession?

...they have a very thin cushion. So I think the biggest difference would be if we can improve financial literacy and if as a result people act based on their...