Financial Literacy Policy Perspectives Luncheon Series

This series—which invites financial literacy thought leaders to share their experiences and expertise with academics, policy makers, and industry experts—kicked off in the fall of 2012 with a presentation by Diana Crossan, then Commissioner for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income in New Zealand.

The second speaker was Monica Aparicio Smith, the former director of Colombia’s Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, who headed that country’s financial literacy policies.

Elsa Fornero, Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and former Italian Minister of Labor, spoke at the luncheon series in January 2014. Held in New York City, this luncheon focused on the gender differences seen in financial literacy research and possible ways to address this problem.

In December 2014, GFLEC’s visiting scholar, Johan Almenberg, spoke at the fourth Financial Literacy Policy Perspectives Luncheon. Up to the recent general election, Johan spent three years working as a political advisor to the former Swedish Minister of Finance Anders Borg, and before that, he served as Deputy Director of the Division for Tax Policy Analysis at the Ministry of Finance. He spoke about household debt and its implications for consumer protection using Sweden as a case study.

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