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Programme Coordinators

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Annamaria Lusardi


Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). She is also the founder and academic director of GWSB’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC). Previously, she was the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where she taught for twenty years. She has also taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. From January to June 2008, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University.


Dr. Lusardi has won numerous research awards. Among them is a research fellowship from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, a faculty fellowship from the John M. Olin Foundation, and a junior and senior faculty fellowship from Dartmouth College. She was also awarded the 2015 Financial Literacy Award from the International Federation of Finance Museums, the 2014 William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award from the Council for Economic Education, the 2013 William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award from the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and the National Numeracy Network’s inaugural 2012 Steen Award. Moreover, she is the recipient of the 2007 Fidelity Pyramid Prize, an award to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans.



Rob Alessie


Rob Alessie is professor of Microeconometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, a position he has held since 2008. Previously, he was full professor at Utrecht University. Before that he was an associate professor at the Free University of Amsterdam; he started his career as a junior and then senior researcher at Tilburg University. In addition, Alessie worked at various academic centers, such as CentER at Tilburg, University College London, CREST-INSEE (Paris), and the European University Institute in Florence. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University.


Alessie has coordinated several research projects for the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (Netspar) such as “Pension, saving and retirement decisions” (see for more information). He was awarded research grants from other institutions, such as the Dutch National Science foundation. He has published more than forty academic articles and ten book chapters. Moreover, he has supervised many PhD theses. Alessie also serves as an advisor to the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Analysis, the Dutch Central Bank, and the OECD.


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