Past Event

The importance of being financially literate

This event focused on the importance of financial literacy and the possible policies that could be developed to improve it.

Date: May 15, 2018, 12:30 pm Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation

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Summary

Being financially literate means having the necessary knowledge to make informed and responsible decisions about one’s own financial resources. In this event we will examine more closely how well countries do, what the risks of financial illiteracy are, and which policies help promote financial literacy effectively.

Annamaria Lusardi, a professor at the George Washington University and the Academic Director of Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, delivered the keynote speech. The rest of the panel provided valuable input on the subject from their own perspectives (banking, policy, and academia) before engaging in a discussion with the audience.

Schedule

May 15, 2018

12:30-13:00

Check-in & Lunch

13:00-13:20

Keynote speech

Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business

13:20-14:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business

Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, FSMA

Lidia del Pozo, Director of Community Investment Programs , BBVA

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Lidia del Pozo

Director of Community Investment Programs , BBVA

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Annamaria Lusardi

Denit Trust Endowed Chair of Economics and Accountancy, George Washington University School of Business

Jean-Paul Servais

Chairman, FSMA

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org +32 2 227 42 10

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