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.
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.

The Effect of Financial Literacy and Financial Education on Downstream Financial Behavior

The Effect of Financial Literacy and Financial Education on Downstream Financial Behavior

by NEFE

The purpose of this project was to compare the strength of findings across studies with different designs and different kinds of statistical analyses, all exploring the same core question: What is the connection between financial literacy and the choices that people make about their finances?

Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

by NEFE

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.

Pre-Service Teacher Training Salon

Pre-Service Teacher Training Salon

by NEFE

This small event focused on the needs, obstacles, and opportunities for integrating personal finance content into the education major at universities, including the steps necessary to include and/or pilot financial education into pre-service teacher preparation—especially in states that are adding the content to school-based standards in subject areas that have not traditionally taught personal finance (e.g. social studies and mathematics).

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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