Advancing research and solutions
that open the door to universal financial literacy.
A financially literate world where people
can achieve their dreams.
The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) envisions a world in which individuals have the financial knowledge they need to fully participate in the economy and build secure futures. In working toward that vision, GFLEC has positioned itself as the world’s leading incubator for financial literacy research, policy, and solutions.
GFLEC launched in 2011 at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C. Since then, it has pioneered breakthrough tools to measure financial literacy, developed and advised on educational programs, and crafted policy guidelines aimed at advancing financial knowledge in the United States and around the globe. In recognition of GFLEC’s contribution to improving financial literacy in the United States, Barron’s recognized the center as a “Barron’s Celebrates 2020: Financial Empowerment” honoree.
Entrepreneurship — We value the spirit of discovery. We break new ground by motivating our team members to take ownership of their work.
Excellence — We strive for excellence and high quality in all of our work.
Focus — We recognize the great need for increased financial literacy globally and we stay on course.
Impact — We are output and results-oriented with the goal of accelerating the spread of financial literacy around the world.
Innovation — We aspire to stay ahead of the curve by formulating new ideas, identifying potential challenges and solutions, and presenting them in creative ways.
Integrity — We work with integrity, delivering unbiased, ethical, and accurate results.
Leadership — Our ambition is to be a recognized global leader in our field, who provides an impactful and lasting framework for future work.
Passion — Team members work with ardor and a strong commitment to the mission of GFLEC.
Positivity — We create a positive and invigorating work culture with a strong sense of community.
Respect — We treat others with courtesy and dignity.
Self-Improvement — All team members are encouraged to be ambitious and contribute to the continuously growing, learning and evolving spirit of GFLEC.
Teamwork — Our biggest asset is our people. We value collaboration and teamwork.
Over the last few years, The George Washington University’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center has been a critical partner on the FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study. We frequently turn to Professor Lusardi for her insights on financial literacy and genuinely appreciate the work the Center has done to advance this field.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
One of the most important developments in financial education over the last several years is a greatly improved research agenda with outstanding academics now working in the field. GFLEC is a real leader in this effort in the U.S. and internationally. Without solid research on what works, we are just wandering around in the dark.
President and CEO
National Endowment for Financial Education
The work of Annamaria Lusardi and her team at GFLEC brings an important global perspective to vital research and knowledge in financial literacy.
New Zealand Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income