Angela A. Hung

Adjunct Economist
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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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Angela Hung is an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation and previously directed its Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making. She has more than 19 years of experience in survey, focus group, and experiment design to study individual decision making. Hung's 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, the National Institute on Aging, and the Department of Defense. Hung has an M.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and an M.S. and Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology.

Recent Projects

  • Financial Readiness in the Military
  • Cognitive Decline and Retirement Decision Making
  • Retirement Security of Older Americans
  • Impact of Divorce on Retirement Security
  • A Toolkit for the Evaluation of Financial Capability Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries

Honors & Awards

  • RAND President's Choice Medal Award


  • A young man looking at a computer screen

    You're Never Too Young to Plan for Retirement

    Saving early for retirement is critical, but it's also important to stay on track during job changes. Younger workers tend to change jobs often, and if they cash out of their plans with each position, that can affect their long-term savings.

    Sep 2, 2016 The RAND Blog