Jesse Jurgenson -

Current Research & Grants

View my research on my SSRN Author page:


Current as of June 2019


Interests: family/consumer policy, financial education & socialization, family/individual economic well-being, consumer financial decision-making, behavioral finance, student debt, and later life financial security.



The Impact of Financial Socialization on Economic Well-being and Financial Decision-making (APLUS dataset).


Research-based Internships

Graduate Internship – Program Assistant   

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Washington, D.C.                                                                                               

Division of Consumer Education & Engagement                                                                                                                                 

Office of Financial Education                                                                   




Graduate Research Fellow                                                                                                                                                                   

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), Denver, CO                                                                                                         

Supervisor: Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., President and CEO                              



Peer-reviewed Publications                                                                                                             

  1. Hensley, B. J., Jurgenson, J. B., & Ferris, L. A. (2017). Combining Adult Education and Professional Development Best Practice to Improve Financial Education Teacher Training, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 28(1), 33-48. doi:10.1891/1052-3073.28.1.33
  2. Guillemette, M. A. & Jurgenson, J. B. (2017). The Impact of Financial Advice Certification on Investment Choices, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 28(1), 129-139. doi:10.1891/1052-3073.28.1.129
  3. Bartholomae, S., Kiss, D. E., Jurgenson, J. B., O’Neill, B., Worthy, S., & Kim, J. (2019) Framing the Human Capital Investment Decision: Examining Gender Bias in Student Loan Borrowing, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 40(1), 132-145. doi: 10.1007/s10834-018-9603-6


Potential Publications

  1. Guillemette, M. A., Jurgenson, J. B., Sharpe, D. L., & Zhang, X. Framing Longevity Income. (in review)
  2. Bartholomae, S., Fox, J. J., Dorius, S. F., & Jurgenson, J. B. Perceptions and Impacts of Student Loan Borrower Counseling: A Content Analysis. (working paper)
  3. Jurgenson, J. B., Kim, J., Jasper, A. M., Russell, D. W., & Cutrona, C. E. The Long-term Effects of Financial Strain on the Mental Health of Unmarried African-American Caregivers. (working paper)
  4. Bartholomae, S., Gudmunson, C. G., Fox, J. J., Jurgenson, J. B., & Ray, S. K. Student Loan Decision-making: Sources of Information, Family Financial Socialization and Individual Predictors. (working paper)
  5. Bartholomae, S., Fox, J. J., & Jurgenson, J. B. Consumer Skepticism and the Role of Financial Professionals. (working paper)
  6. Jurgenson, J. B. The Impact of Youth Financial Socialization on Adult Financial Decision-making and Financial Well-being. (working paper, utilizes the Bureau of Consumer Financial protection [CFPB] Financial Well-being in America dataset)


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