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2019 Kahneman Lecture, IAREP/SABE Conference on Economic Psychology and Behavioural Economics, Dublin, Ireland

2018 Ketchum Prize, FINRA Investor Education Foundation

2018 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship, The George Washington University

2017 Skandia Research Award on Long-Term Savings, Stockholm, Sweden

Financial Literacy Award, 2015 International Federation of Finance Museums, Beijing, China

2013 William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, University of Vaasa, Finland, September 2018

Honors and Awards

Named University Professor at The George Washington University, January 1, 2020

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2019 Forbes list of 100 most successful women in Italy

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2019 Kahneman Lecture, International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) annual meeting on Economic Psychology and Behavioural Economics, Dublin Ireland, September 2019

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Medium listing of the Top 100 Fintech leaders and influencers in Italy

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2018 Ketchum Prize, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, for outstanding service and research to advance investor protection and financial capability in the U.S.

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2018 Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship, The George Washington University, presented annually to a tenured member of the faculty who has made significant original contributions to research and/or creative endeavors

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2017 Skandia Research Award on Long-Term Savings, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2017

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Ave Tucker Scholar, The George Washington University School of Business, 2017-2019


Financial Literacy Award, International Federation of Finance Museums, October 2015

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Ave Tucker Summer Fellow, The George Washington University School of Business, Summer 2015


William A. Forbes Public Awareness Award, Council for Economic Education, December 2014

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William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, April 2013

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Nominated “Money Hero” by Money Magazine, 2012

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National Numeracy Network’s inaugural 2012 Steen Award for the best paper published in Numeracy, February 2013

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Winner of the Fidelity Pyramid Prize, a $50,000 award given to authors of published applied research that best helps address the goal of improving lifelong financial well-being for Americans, November 2007 (jointly with Olivia S. Mitchell).


Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), University of Vaasa, Finland, September 2018

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Teaching Prizes

Award for Best Teacher, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, (Macroeconomics), 1999-2000.


First Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Princeton University, 1989-90.