Areas of Research Interest: His research lies at intersection of behavioral science, human resource management, and public policy. Jirs looks at how work and employment shape people’s personal finances and the resulting consequences for individuals, organizations, and society.
Fenaba Addo, assistant professor of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published a paper in the Journal of Family & Economic Issues, which examines the contribution of wealth to racial/ethnic disparities in unintended first births. The full paper is now available.
Cliff Robb, Associate Professor of Consumer Science and Faculty Director of Consumer Finance and Financial Planning, published a paper in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, analyzing how student loan debt, both private and public, affects the financial satisfaction of adults, from a sample of ages 18-54. The full paper is now available.