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Brigitte C. Madrian
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management

In addition to her faculty appointment at HKS, Madrian is a research associate and codirector of the household finance working group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Madrian's current research focuses on household saving and investment behavior. Her work in this area has affected the design of employer-sponsored savings plans in the United States and has influenced pension reform legislation both in the United States and abroad. She received her PhD in economics from MIT and studied economics as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University. Madrian is the recipient of the National Academy of Social Insurance Dissertation Prize (first place, 1994) and a two-time recipient of the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Research on Lifelong Financial Security (2002 and 2011). VIEW FULL BIO

Featured Appearances
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
“Applying Insights from Behavioral Economics to Policy Design”
Annual Review of Economics, August 2014
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, November 2013
“Making Financial Markets Work for Consumers”
Harvard Business Review, July-August 2011