Media mentions related to the scholars affiliated with the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision.

Climate Fears Reshape Miami’s Housing Market

April 20, 2018

A recent article on the Wall Street Journal features a study by Leeds' faculty members Asaf Bernstein and Ryan Lewis titled Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise . The paper on the impact of sea level rise (SLR) on housing prices from researchers at the...

The Quest to Improve America’s Financial Literacy Is Both a Failure and A Sham.

June 14, 2017

FINANCIAL LITERACY PROMOTION MAY sound perfectly sensible—who wouldn’t want to teach children and adults the secrets of managing money?—but in the face of recent research it looks increasingly like a faith-based initiative. Consider one recent paper, scheduled for publication in a forthcoming issue of the journal Management Science . In...

Why Market Reporters Lean Toward Negative News

March 10, 2017

In an article on Financial Times the concept of "Why market reporters lean towards negative news" is discussed highlighting research from Leeds' faculty members. Read full article here

John Lynch Article How Investors Misunderstand Diversification Published on The Wall Street Jounal

Feb. 1, 2016

In an article published in the Experts section of The Wall Street Journal, Leeds' Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Distinguished Professor John Lynch shared his thoughts on consumer financial decision making in terms of people's understanding of diversification in investing. JOHN LYNCH: Try this one out on...

The Hidden Reasons People Spend Too Much

Nov. 2, 2015

John Lynch, from the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making at the University of Colorado, Boulder cited in article on The Wall Street Journal website. The article and research address the problem that people are terrible at estimating future expenses. Read full article here

6 Bad Money Habits Not to Pass on to Your Kids

March 21, 2015

Leeds' Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Distinguished Professor John Lynch cited in a USA Today article on where financial education fails and consumer financial literacy. Whether your bills are paid in full at the end of every month or you have to do some strategic budgeting to...

Budget First, Thank Yourself Later: Are Realistic Consumers More Successful?

March 4, 2015

From Science Daily Center by Financial Decision Making members Philip M. Fernbach, Christina Kan, and John G. Lynch Jr. Every time you run errands, you make decisions about what to get done and how much to spend. How do you make these decisions when there is just not enough time...

The Smart Way to Teach Children About Money.

Feb. 2, 2015

Teach Them ‘Just in Time’ is an important lesson on how we should educate our children about money and finances. Research demonstrates that providing financial education in "one go" is not effective. The problem with this approach is that financial knowledge decays over time, says John Lynch, director of the...

Financial Education Is All the Rage but Does It Work?

Oct. 25, 2013

An article by Time magazine address a widely read study from three business school professors—Daniel Fernandes of Erasmus University in the Netherlands and the Catholic University of Portugal, John G. Lynch of the University of Colorado and Richard Netemeyer of the University of Virginia—showed the “decay of effects of financial...

Financial Literacy, Beyond the Classroom

Oct. 5, 2013

New York Time's author Richard H. Thaler writes about research produced by Leeds School of Business Professor John Lynch related to consumer financial decision making and financial literacy. EVEN if we grade on a very generous curve, many Americans flunk when it comes to financial literacy. Consider this three-item quiz:•...

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