The politics of financial literacy education

The democratization of finance on a global scale? – Financial literacy education and the making of a transnational policy project

Researcher: Marcus Wolf


The dissertation project looks into the regulatory narratives and political institutionalization of ‘financial literacy education’ and tries to reconstruct the development of the policy programme since the 2000s. Financial literacy education is regarded as a political project of everyday finance which gathers support from both industry associations, parts of consumer organizations and public institutions. One central aspect to the dissertation project will be to understand the mechanisms and actor constellations that have contributed to the global ascent of the project, which makes the triangulation of methods from content analysis, network analysis and social sequence analysis.

Conference presentations related to the project