Annamaria Lusardi, the Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy, was awarded the 2012 Steen Award from the board of the National Numeracy Network (NNN).
Named for Lynn Steen, one of the early leaders of the quantitative literacy (QL) movement, the award goes to the best article from the most recent volume of the NNN journal Numeracy.
Lusardi was honored for her paper, “Numeracy, Financial Literacy, and Financial Decision-Making,” Vol. 5, Issue 1, January 2012. It can be downloaded here.
Criteria for selection include the paper’s overall quality, effectiveness in promoting a significant numeracy theme or the movement in general, use of evidence-based research in QL, possible impact on teaching and learning within QL, and relevance to larger societal issues impacted by QL.
The NNN said Lusardi’s paper stood out for its clarity, thoroughness in reviewing the relevant literature, timeliness in addressing an issue that has had a significant impact on the global community in recent years, and relevance to examples that could be used in a QL classroom setting. They said the article should be accessible and of interest to a wide audience.
Although Numeracy has been published since January of 2008, this is the first time the NNN has provided special recognition for authors.