CFS Affiliate and Professor at the WI School of Business, Anita Mukherjee, along with her co-authors, Hessam Bavafa and Junhao Liu, published their article in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, which examines the subject of improving financial and health literacy in reducing economic vulnerability in older age. This paper delves into the question of how and by what means individuals accumulate these types of human capital by looking at the impact of online search activities on the levels of financial and health literacy.
CFS Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut, Stephen Ross, along with his co-authors Weiran Huang of the Department of Finance in NYC and Ashlyn Nelson from Indiana University Bloomington, have released a working paper and policy brief that examine the spillover effects of foreclosure within broad neighborhoods.
Jirs Meuris, Assistant Professor in the Management and Human Resources Department at Wisconsin School of Business, provides expertise based on his extensive research on financial stress and worker productivity. Meuris discussed his studies, and as well as the broader organizational effects, showing that the more worried employees were about their personal finances, the more accident- and error-prone they were in their work. Meuris was interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace, The Atlantic, and Wiscosnin Public Radio. Links to media coverage:
- The Atlantic, Yet Another Reason to End the Shutdown
- Marketplace on NPR, When it was supposed to be payday
- Wisconsin Public Radio, Government Shutdown Highlights Organizational Costs Of Financial Insecurity
Management & Human Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.