Wharton Faculty on Financial Literacy

The Ripple Effect podcast from Knowledge at Wharton presents a series of episodes featuring Wharton faculty, offering their expert insight on financial literacy. Browse the episodes below:

How Financial Literacy Helps Underserved Students
Professor David Musto

Wharton’s David Musto talks about Penn’s financial literacy course, which is being taught to high school students across the country. It’s just one of the programs at the Stevens Center to help younger people understand money and make better financial decisions.

How Financial Literacy Affects Household Debt and Bankruptcy
Professor Sasha Indarte

Economist Sasha Indarte talks about her research into the effect of social safety net programs on household debt and creditworthiness, and bias in the bankruptcy process.

The Impact of AI on Financial Literacy
Professor Michael Roberts

Generative AI can help improve financial literacy, but the current models aren’t sophisticated enough to serve as standalone advisers, says Wharton’s Michael Roberts.

Why Is Financial Literacy Important?
Professor Olivia S. Mitchell

Financial literacy should be a lifelong education because economic factors change over time, including the amount needed for retirement, says Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell.

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