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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Faculty Research

Through its research mission, PFP explores:

  • financial planning
  • expenditures
  • savings behavior and motives
  • later life financial and economic well-being
  • wealth accumulation and saving choices
  • financial risk tolerance
  • portfolio allocation
  • financial ratios
  • availability of credit to small businesses
  • consumer debt management
  • central policy issues
  • retirement preparation
  • household consumption patterns
  • risk management techniques
  • insurance adequacy

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Research in personal financial planning requires theory and applications with roots in the fields of economics and finance, with a statistical analysis with the often stated goal of finding answers to questions with a direct application to family well-being. A sampling of recent research citations follows.

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