Financial Literacy Seminar Series
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us for the kickoff of the fall 2012 Financial Literacy Seminar Series (FLSS) on Thursday, September 20. The seminar series will begin with a Distinguished Financial Literacy Speaker, Professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University. He will offer an overview of his recent book, “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves.” The presentation will reflect research and conclusions on the role government policies have in shaping the spending culture of Americans and the savings culture of Europe and East Asia. It will also offer a perspective on how American policies may have influenced the financial crisis.
Seminar: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
George Washington University School of Business, Duquès Hall, Room 652
Reception: 5 to 6 p.m.
Dean’s reception area of Duquès Hall, 6th Floor
Sheldon Garon's Bio
Sheldon Garon is the Nissan Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University. A specialist in modern Japanese history, he also writes transnational history that spotlights the flow of ideas and institutions among the U.S., Japan, and European and Asian countries. His new book, Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves, examines what Americans might learn from European and East Asian nations whose public policies have vigorously encouraged citizens to save over the past two centuries. The book has received media attention from NPR, BBC, New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times Deutschland, The Australian, and many other newspapers and magazines around the world. Previous publications include The State and Labor in Modern Japan, Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everyday Life, and the co-edited volume, The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West. He is currently writing a transnational history of “home fronts” in Japan, Germany, Britain, and the United States in World War II.
The FLSS is a joint initiative of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Global Center for Financial Literacy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). In the fall term, the seminars convene every other Thursday at GWSB. Additional information about the seminar series and directions to GWSB are provided on our website at http://business.gwu.edu/flss/. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the FLSS.
The Steering Committee
Annamaria Lusardi, GWSB
John Sabelhaus, FRB
Jeanne Hogarth, FRB
Claudia Sahm, FRB
Joanne Hsu, FRB
Alex Kaufman, FRB
Geng Li, FRB
Ellen Merry, FRB
Max Schmeiser, FRB
John Wall, GWSB
When & Where
GFLEC at the George Washington University
Through its research and expertise, GFLEC seeks to inform policy as well as develop and promote financial literacy programs around the world. GFLEC focuses on groundbreaking research, with particular emphasis on financial education in schools, in the workplace, and in the community. It also is engaged in research that looks at financial literacy among women and the young. At GFLEC, we seek to make research findings more accessible to policymakers and practitioners in order to help shape the national and international dialogue around financial literacy.