Mary Hamman

lucy_smallAssistant Professor, Economics 
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Utah State University

Areas of Research Interest:
Economics of preventive healthcare, Retirement policy and workforce aging, Part time employment, Partial retirement, Parental leave, and Maternal labor supply

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J. Michael Collins

CollinsFaculty Director, Center for Financial Security
Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance
Associate Professor, Consumer Science
Associate Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In addition to serving as Faculty Director of Center for Financial Security, I hold appointments at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

I study consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. My current focus is on financial capability and well-being with a focus on low-income families.

I came to academia after consulting and working in the nonprofit/foundation sector, as well as the public sector. My masters is from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard University and my PhD is from Cornell University.

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Areas of Research Interest:  Consumer Decision-Making in the Financial Marketplace, Role of Public Policy in Influencing Credit, Savings and Investment Choices, Financial Capability with Focus on Low-Income Families, and Household Finance

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Jaime Luque

Catherine Arnott SmithAssistant Professor, Real Estate & Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Research Interest:  Real estate finance,Urban economics, Repo markets, Subprime lending, Cross-border mortgage lending, and Affordable housing

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