2020 Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute Postponed
Due to the developing Covid-19 situation and growing health concerns, we have decided to postpone April’s Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute to a later date. We are now tentatively planning to host the Institute on October 15-16, 2020 in Washington, DC.
We will update this webpage with new information as it is available.
This is the fifth year that the National Endowment for Financial Education is generously sponsoring the event.
||Policymaker Keynote Speaker – Professor Claudia M. Buch
Claudia M. Buch, the Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, will offer the policymaker keynote address this April.
Professor Claudia Buch, who joined the Bundesbank in 2014, is Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and head of its Directorates General Financial Stability, Statistics, and Internal Audit. She is the Bundesbank’s G20 and G7 Central Bank Deputy and a member of the German Financial Stability Committee. Before joining the Bundesbank, Claudia Buch was President of the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) (2013-2014) and Professor of Economics at Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg (2013-2014) and Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (2004-2013). She chaired the Scientific Advisory Council at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (2008-2012) and was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts (2012-2014). Her previous posts also include Scientific Director at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW), Tübingen (2005-2013) and researcher at the Institut für Weltwirtschaft in Kiel (1992-2013). Claudia Buch was awarded a PhD and her habilitation (post-doctorate degree) by the University of Kiel and studied Economics at the University of Bonn.
||Academic Keynote Speaker: Professor Jill E. Fisch
Jill E. Fisch, the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, to offer the academic keynote address this April.
She will speak about workplace financial wellness programs from the perspective of her legal scholarship.
Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches and writes on corporate law, corporate governance and securities regulation. Prior to joining Penn, Professor Fisch was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law at Fordham Law School and Founding Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center. Professor Fisch has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, U.C. Berkeley Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.Fisch has lectured on corporate and securities law extensively around the world. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets. Her work has appeared in top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Current projects include experimental research into retail investor decision-making and the role of institutional investors in corporate governance.
Fisch is the recipient of various awards including the Penn LLM Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is an associate reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Corporate Governance, a director of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Before entering academia, Professor Fisch practiced law as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.
A Financial Literacy Research Award, sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education, will be presented to the authors of the best paper submitted for presentation at the 5th Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute. The award includes a prize of $5,000.
For the first time, the Rising Financial Literacy Scholar Award will be presented for the best poster presentation by a PhD student. The award includes a $750 prize.
Submissions were due February 1, 2020.