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Programme Collaborators

The Financial Literacy Programme connects nine research teams in nine countries. The Principal Investigators are Dr. Rob Alessie of the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Dr. Annamaria Lusardi of the George Washington University School of Business (United States). They collaborate with research teams from Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. These teams work together to advance knowledge on what works in financial literacy based on different countries’ experiences. This international collaboration is designed to generate creative, multidisciplinary approaches to improving financial literacy and financial education programs. 

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation) and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center hosted the 3rd Global Policy Research Symposium to Advance Financial Literacy on May 7, 2015 in Paris, France.  This event addressed cutting-edge policy issues and research ideas to advance the global financial literacy agenda. Click here to learn more.



Featured Event


Featured Research

Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in Switzerland

Numeracy, Volume 6, Issue 2

July 1, 2013

Martin Brown, Swiss Instituted of Banking & Finance, University of St. Gallen

Roman Graf, University of St. Gallen



“Just as it was not possible to live in an industrialized society without literacy – the ability to read and write – so it is not possible to live in today’s world without being financially literate. To fully participate in society today, financial literacy is critical.”


- Annamaria Lusardi, Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center and


Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business -



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