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On the effect of financial education on financial literacy: evidence from a sample of college students

  • Agar Brugiavini (a1), Danilo Cavapozzi (a1), Mario Padula (a1) (a2) and Yuri Pettinicchi (a3)

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Based on a sample of university students, we provide evidence that a small-scale training intervention has both a statistically and economically significant effect on subjective and objective assessments of financial knowledge. We also show that the intervention increases self-assessed more than actual financial knowledge. The intervention consists of measuring financial literacy before and after a small on-line course and is administered through an on-line platform.

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*Corresponding author. Email: pettinicchi@mea.mpisoc.mpg.de

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On the effect of financial education on financial literacy: evidence from a sample of college students

  • Agar Brugiavini (a1), Danilo Cavapozzi (a1), Mario Padula (a1) (a2) and Yuri Pettinicchi (a3)

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