HEC launches Financial Education Lab

HEC Montréal has launched a Financial Education Lab that will focus on experimentation in financial education. The lab, which is part of the HEC Montréal Retirement and Savings Institute ecosystem, will be directed by HEC Associate Professor Philippe d’Astous. Research at the lab will focus on debt management and financial investments, and the lab will be devoted to experimental education that strives to improve the well-being of individuals through the development of financial education measures. Objectives include documenting and analyzing individuals’ financial literacy, understanding how financial literacy level impacts financial choices, and analyzing targeted measures to improve financial knowledge. The new lab is funded by a $1.25 million donation from Mouvement Desjardins. HEC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.