Financial Literacy


Improving Financial Literacy and Reshaping Financial Behavior, Indianapolis, 14-15 May 2009; Early bird deadline 22 Apr

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Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
May 14-15, 2009

Sponsored by Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University


The focus of this conference is on the factors that shape financial behavior and how individuals, educators and policy makers can most effectively improve financial literacy and its influence on financial decision-making. The conference will feature 20 research papers by leading authorities on financial literacy, financial education and finance, as well as keynote addresses by:

Professor Tahira Hira, Assistant to the President at Iowa State University, Professor of Consumer Finance and Consumer Economics and a member of the President’s Council on Financial Literacy, and

Professor Werner DeBondt, Director of the Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance and Professor of Finance, DePaul University.

Topics will include the meaning and measurement of financial literacy and the effectiveness of financial education in promoting it; financial literacy issues for retirement planning and the young, the relationship of financial literacy to wealth and to inflationary expectations, use of financial products and access to financial services, the influence of selected economic policies on homeownership and neighborhoods, and issues of effectiveness in delivering financial counseling or financial education for soldiers. The conference will also include a panel presentation of the results of the National Research Symposium on Financial Literacy and Education held on behalf of the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission.


For further details, agenda and registration, see:

Registration includes all meals and is $175 for academics and $275 for others. A $50 discount is offered for excluding the conference dinner on May 14.

Contact: Jack Tatom;