AARP Public Policy Institute's: Financial Services and The Older Consumer Award

This award is granted to a paper that represents rigorous research that advances the knowledge base regarding financial products and services and the older consumer. The paper presents new data and/or analysis that focus on one or more key financial services issues, broadly defined, to include areas such as older persons’ use of banking, insurance, securities/investment products, credit and debt, e-commerce and online technology. It should offer, based on research findings, timely and relevant policy recommendations that are valuable to academicians, policymakers, and financial services professionals as well as advance the knowledge base in aging research in a manner that promotes a constructive image of older persons. ACCI thanks AARP for its support of this award from 2004 through 2017.

Award Winners

  • 2017 - From Personality to Saving Behavior: Bridging the Gap; Sarah Asebedo, Texas Tech University; Martin Seay, Kansas State University; Melissa Wilmarth, University of Alabama; Kristy Archuleta, Kansas State University
  • 2016 - Life Insurance and Financial Vulnerability;Travis Mountain and Sherman Hanna, The Ohio State University
  • 2013:
    • How Can You Retire When You Still Got a Kid in School?: The Economics of Raising Grandchildren; Deborah Haynes, Montana State University; Sandra Bailey, Montana State University, Bethany Letiecq, Montana State University
    • Determinants of Defined Contribution Plan Deferral; Riu Yao, University of Missouri; Jie Ying, University of Missouri; Lada Micheas, University of Missouri
  • 2011 - The Kids are All Right: Generational Differences in Responses to the Great Recession;Cathleen Zick, Robert Mayer and Kara Glaubitz
  • 2010 - Financial Knowledge, Information-Seeking, and Retirement Preparedness During the Great Recession; Rob Mayer, Cathleen Zick and Mitchell Marsden
  • 2009 - Spending Patterns of Older Workers;Deanna L. Sharpe and Tansel Yilmazer, University of Missouri
  • 2008 - Factors Related to Stock Ownership Among the Elderly: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study; Eun-Jin Kim, Tarleton State University; Sherman Hanna, The Ohio State University
  • 2007 - No Pain, No Strain: Impact of Health on the Financial Security of the Elderly; Hyungsoo Kim, University of Kentucky; Angela Lyons, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2004 - A Preliminary Study of Financial Management Assistance Use by the Elderly; Eun-Jin Kim and Loren V. Geistfeld, The Ohio State University