Financial Literacy Center Offers Webinar for Personal Finance Journalists


This webinar presents findings from top researchers in the field of financial literacy, detailing what Americans know and still need to learn about managing their money, and what can be done to teach them. It offers a preview of emerging findings from two years of research by the Financial Literacy Center (FLC) — a joint center of the RAND Corporation, Dartmouth College, and the Wharton School funded by the Social Security Administration. You will join a live broadcast and will be able to pose questions of the panelists, including the center's three directors.


Dan Iannicola, Jr. — Moderator
Former U.S. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education
Currently President of The Financial Literacy Group consulting firm

Christopher B. Bumcrot — FLC Researcher
Founder, Applied Research & Consulting LLC
On "The geography of financial literacy"

Annamaria Lusardi — Director, FLC
Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy, The George Washington University School of Business
On "What we have learned about financial literacy and its impact on financial wellbeing"

Olivia S. Mitchell — Associate Director, FLC
Executive Director, Pension Research Council, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
On "What people know and don't know about social security and pensions"

Arie Kapteyn — Associate Director, FLC
Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
On "The importance of evaluating what works and what doesn't in financial education"


11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, September 8, 2011



After the live webinar, a recording of it will be posted on the FLC website by September 16.


To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to

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