MIFE Annual Conference 2023


The future of financial education: Aiming for effectivity, sustainability, and inclusion

20 November 2023 | Mannheim · Germany

Financial education is on the rise and in many places it is receiving the attention it needs in view of the current challenges. But what does effective, sustainable, and inclusive financial education look like for all population groups? What content should be addressed, when, for whom and by whom? Which teaching-learning arrangements should be used? What educational policy and contextual conditions are needed? These and other questions on financial education of the future will be discussed at the 3rd MIFE Annual Conference on November 20, 2023 in Mannheim with high-ranking representatives from science, politics and practice. 

Keynote lectures

  • Jens Brandenburg (Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Bernadene de Clercq (University of South Africa)
  • Annamaria Lusardi (University of Stanford and Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center)
  • Tom Lucey (Illinios State University)

Further highlights of the conference

  • Project presentation “FinBilD: Financial education in Germany” by Caroline Knebel (ZEW) and Merve Suna (University of Mannheim)
  • Panel discussion “The future of financial education in Germany” with Fabian von Aichberger (Invest it!), Andreas Kaun (Deutsche Bundesbank), Annamaria Lusardi (Stanford University) and Simon Skipka (BMF)
  • Award of the Deutsche Bundesbank Early Career Research Prize on Financial Literacy by Patricia Staab (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  • Farewell address by Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim) and Achim Wambach (ZEW)
  • Closing reception at the ZEW


The detailed program of the MIFE Annual Conference can be found here:



Participation at the MIFE Annual Conference is free of charge. Participants on site are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The MIFE Annual Conference is currently planned as face-to-face events. Digital participation will be possible. Adjustments to applicable Covid-19 measures are reserved.

Registration for the conference

To register for the conference on November 20, please fill out the registration form below:


Organising Committee

Carmela Aprea · Ronja Baginski · Tabea Bucher-Koenen · Bennet Janssen · Julia Harder


Please send any questions concerning the MIFE Annual Conference to:

Julia Harder