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Dr. Carly Urban

Dr. Carly UrbanDr. Carly Urban is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University.  She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from the George Washington University. Her research focuses on the policy analysis of financial interventions. She has written extensively on public policies affecting consumer financial decision making. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has funded her research on high school personal finance education mandates and credit outcomes. In this research, she documents the effectiveness of different types of personal finance and economics requirements in high school across states over time. Her research has been published in top economics journals, in interdisciplinary journals on policy, and in the mass media, such as the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and TIME. Urban is an affiliate of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Board.

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