Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)
The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), formerly known as the Global Center for Financial Literacy (GCFL), led financial literacy research and policy for more than a decade at the George Washington University School of Business. Through rigorous scholarship and research, wide-reaching education, and global policy and services, GFLEC worked with partners in Washington, D.C., throughout the United States, and across the globe to raise the level of financial knowledge.
GFLEC was built on more than ten years of academic research by Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, an early contributor to financial literacy as a field of study. By virtue of its location in the heart of Washington, D.C., GFLEC was positioned to directly influence policymakers. GFLEC sought to make research findings more accessible to policymakers and practitioners in order to help shape national and international dialogue around financial literacy.