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The George Washington University, located in the heart of Washington, D.C, was founded in 1928 on the principle that business and government have intersecting roles in promoting national prosperity and international development. Today, GWU is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, with more than 20,000 students from across the USA, as well as from more than 130 countries around the world. The GW School of Business (GWSB) emerged in the years following World War II and since then has developed a robust curriculum and strong faculty with demonstrated excellence in the academic, government and business world. Today, the GWSB is building on the theme of business and government partnerships through a revitalized curriculum and research focus centered on leading the conversation about the relationship among business, politics and society in the context of the global community.
For more information about GW's School of Business, visit: http://business.gwu.edu.
Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business. 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 Public Policy School, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Columbia Business School. In 2008 she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. Moreover, she is the Academic Director of the GW Global Center for Financial Literacy, and the Director of the Financial Literacy Center, a joint Center with the Rand Corporation and the Wharton School created with the support of the Social Security Administration. Dr. Lusardi has won numerous research awards. Among them is a research fellowship from the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, a faculty fellowship from the John M. Olin Foundation, and a junior and senior faculty fellowship from Dartmouth College. She is the recipient of the Fidelity Pyramid Prize, a $50,000 award to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans. Her book, Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Program, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008.
Visit Dr. Lusardi's blog: http://annalusardi.blogspot.com/