Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins

Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance, Associate Professor, Faculty Director, MPP, Ph.D.
4208 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive
608-616-0369

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I also hold appointments at the  the La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

I study consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. My current focus is on financial capability and well-being with a focus on low-income families.

I came to academia after consulting and working in the nonprofit/foundation sector, as well as the public sector. My masters is from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard University and my PhD is from Cornell University. Click here for papers and presentations.