Angela A. Hung

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Director, RAND Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making; Senior Economist
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Education

Ph.D. and M.S. in social science, California Institute of Technology; M.A. in economics, University of Virginia; B.A. in mathematical economic analysis, Rice University

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Overview

Angela Hung, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, directs the RAND Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making. She has over 13 years of experience in survey, focus group and experiment design to study individual decision making. Her work focuses on how people collect and use financial information and how successfully they match their financial decisions to their interests and goals. Her work on financial literacy and financial decision making has been sponsored by organizations such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, the World Bank, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the National Institute on Aging. Hung has an M.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology.

Recent Projects

  • On the Road to Retirement
  • Designing More Effective and Understandable Pension Benefits Statements
  • A Toolkit for the Evaluation of Financial Capability Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Asking For Help: Survey And Experimental Evidence On Financial Advice And Behavior Change
  • Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Study

Selected Publications

Angela Hung, Joanne K. Yoong, Kata Mihaly, Sebastian Bauhoff, Lila Rabinovich, and Elaine Kempson, A Toolkit for the Evaluation of Financial Capability Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries,, World Bank (forthcoming)

Angela Hung, Joanne Yoong, New Findings on the Unbanked in America: Results from the 2011 American Life Panel Survey, RAND (OP-369), 2012

Angela Hung, Noreen Clancy, and Jeff Dominitz "Investor Knowledge and Experience with Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers," in Olivia S. Mitchell, Annamaria Lusardi, Financial Literacy; Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplac, Oxford UP, 2011

Angela A. Hung and Jeff Dominitz, "Empirical Models of Discrete Choice and Belief Updating in Observational Learning Experiments," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 69(2):94-109, 2009

Angela Hung, Kata Mihaly and Joanne K. Yoong, Federal Financial and Economic Literacy Education Programs, 2009, RAND (TR-857), 2009

Hung, A., Clancy, N., Dominitz, J., Talley, E., Berrebi, C., and Suvankulov, F, Investor and Industry Perspectives on Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers, RAND (TR-556), 2008

Angela A. Hung and Charles R. Plott, "Information Cascades: Replication and an Extension to Majority Rule and Conformity Rewarding Institutions," American Economic Review, (December), 2001

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