Training & Mentoring

We need the best minds to advance the research on financial literacy and personal finance. The G53 Network has established a mentoring and training program for young scholars and graduate students. This program aims to develop the next generation of researchers and fuel the expansion of the field.

Because our members come from different institutions, countries, and disciplines, they can provide the expertise and interdisciplinary mentorship needed to enrich research and advance the field globally.

We know how difficult it is for graduate students and junior researchers to work in a new field. They need mentorship and support, and they need publishing opportunities. We will address these challenges together.

G53 Network Annual Boot Camp 2023

Hamburg, Germany | June 2023

One of the objectives of the G53 Network is to support and grow the next generation of researchers in the field of financial literacy and personal finance. A central purpose of the network is to provide mentorship and empowerment to early career scholars to conduct high-quality research. The G53 Network Boot Camp provided a platform for Ph.D. students and junior faculty to discuss their research with senior faculty and provide training on academic writing and empirical methods.

Introducing our new initiative: The G53 Network Brown Bag Lunch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the G53 Network Brown Bag Lunch initiative as part of our training and mentoring platform.

Once a month, graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors can share research in progress with an expert panel of Network members.

The G53 Network Brown Bag Lunch is held virtually to offer opportunities for junior researchers from around the world to connect with Network members.

If you are interested in sharing your work in progress, email us at attaching the latest version of your working paper and indicating your:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Country
  • Research title

List of presentations:

  • May 25, 2023: Marco Angrisani (University of Southern California): “The Analysis of Household Financial Outcomes through Survey and Transaction Data”
  • April 26, 2023: Jialu Streeter (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford): “Financial Literacy, Decision-Making, and Financial Outcomes”
  • March 29, 2023: Gökhan Buturak (University of Vaasa, Finland): “The Effect of Financial Education on Risky Financial Decisions: Experimental Evidence”
  • March 1, 2023: Juan Gallardo (Kansas State University): “The effects of student loan on financial worry”
  • February 1, 2023: Gianni Nicolini (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy): “Delivery Methods in Financial Education: A Comparative Analysis of Face-to-Face Classes, Live Streaming, Videos, and Gaming”
  • November 30, 2022: Melody Harvey (University of Wisconsin-Madison): “Who Recalls Taking Personal Finance in High School?”
  • October 26, 2022: Tim Kaiser (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany): “Is patience malleable via educational intervention? Evidence from field experiments.”
  • September 28, 2022: Marco Trombetta (IE Business School, Spain): “Accounting and finance literacy and entrepreneurship: an exploratory study.”
  • July 27, 2022: Giovanni Gallo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Alessia Sconti (The George Washington University School of Business, GFLEC): “How Much Does Financial Literacy Matter? Evidence on Inequality Levels.” 
  • June 29, 2022: Tabea Bucher-Koenen (University of Mannheim, Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE, ZEW): “Disparities in financial literacy, pension planning, and saving behavior,” jointly written with A. Hackethal, J. Kasinge & C. Laudenbach.
  • May 25, 2022: Kenneth De Beckker (Open University, The Netherlands, KU Leuven, Belgium): “Investment Criteria of Mutual Fund Investors: Does Financial Literacy Alter Individual Choices?”
  • April 27, 2022: Megan Hunter (Boston College Carroll School of Management): “Consumer Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy,” jointly written with Samuel Antill (HBS).
  • March 30, 2022: Dongni Duan (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK): “Growing up with Finance: Special Economic Zoning and Household Finances in China.”
  • February 25, 2022: Jasmira Wiersma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands): “Skating on thin ice: New evidence on financial fragility.”
  • January 31, 2022:  Luis Oberrauch (University of Tuebingen, Germany): “Measuring financial literacy: psychometric evidence.”