Announcing New FEN Financial Literacy Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

We are pleased to announce a new Financial Economics Network (FEN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal - Financial Literacy eJournal, sponsored by Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC).

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Editor: Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy; Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, The George Washington University School of Business, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Sponsor: The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) is one of the leading research centers on financial literacy. GFLEC's high quality research illustrates the extent of financial illiteracy and studies its consequences for the individual and for society. Housed within the School of Business at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the Center seeks to inform policy as well as develop and promote financial literacy programs globally.

Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts covering all aspects of financial literacy and financial education. The objective is to expand the body of knowledge on financial literacy and financial education and make research findings and their implications more accessible to academics and policymakers. Relevant topics include the measurement of financial literacy, the relationship between financial literacy and financial behavior, the theoretical foundations of financial literacy, the levels of financial literacy across countries and across population subgroups, the gender gap in financial literacy, the effectiveness of financial literacy education programs, and the link between financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

Advisory Board
The members of the Financial Literacy eJournal Advisory Board are:

Rob J.M. Alessie
Professor of Micro-Econometrics, University of Groningen, Professor, Netspar, Extramural Fellow, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)

Johan Almenberg
Economist, Ministry of Finance, Sweden

Martin Brown
Professor of Banking; Chair of Banking, University of St.Gallen - Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance

Tabea Bucher-Koenen
Head of Research Unit, Health Economics, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

Elsa Fornero
Professor of Economics, University of Turin (Italy) - Department of Economics and Statistics, Scientific Coordinator, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (CeRP), Fellow, Netspar

Arie Kapteyn
Founding Director; Professor of Economics, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Flore-Anne Messy
Senior Policy Expert, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Executive Secretary, OECD/International Network on Financial Education

Olivia S. Mitchell
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Executive Director, Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Michael C. Jensen
Financial Economics Network

Posted 12/10/13