NEFE Research

NEFE encourages better understanding of personal finance by identifying and promoting in-depth exploration of financial issues of concern to the public. We do this through research studies, conferences, symposia, think tanks, round-table discussions, and other activities that we sponsor.
Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

by NEFE Grantees

NEFE provides research funding for exploratory projects on personal finance and financial behaviors. We currently have several projects in progress, including research on young adults, debt, and the diminished capacity of aging Americans. Please check this page for information and updates for ongoing projects.

Cognitive Capabilities, Decision-Making Ability, and Financial Outcomes Across the Lifespan

Cognitive Capabilities, Decision-Making Ability, and Financial Outcomes Across the Lifespan

by Columbia University

This study, funded by a NEFE grant to Columbia University, explores how differences in decision-making traits translate to real-world financial outcomes.

Financial Behavior, Debt, and Early Life Transitions: Insights from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort

Financial Behavior, Debt, and Early Life Transitions: Insights from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort

by The Ohio State University

This study, funded by a NEFE grant to The Ohio State University, follows the 1997 Cohort from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore financial behavior, debt, and early life transitions among young adults coming of age in the 2000s.

Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS) Wave 3

Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS) Wave 3

by University of Arizona

Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS), an investigation at the University of Arizona that follows young adults from their college years to the workforce, is discovering how the majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood and how this time of passage affects financial attitudes, behaviors and overall well-being.

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Contacts

  • Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D.

    Director of Education

    Direct: 303-224-3505
    bjh@nefe.org

  • Mary Hoch

    Manager, Grants and Research

    Direct: 303-224-3513
    meh@nefe.org