Patti J. Fisher

Patti J. Fisher, Associate Professor

Patti J. Fisher, Associate Professor
Patti J. Fisher, Associate Professor

Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
251 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7218 | pafisher@vt.edu

Patti J. Fisher is an Associate Professor with the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management.  

  • Household Saving Behavior
  • Financial Behaviors of Women
  • Financial Behaviors of Minority Groups
  • Financial Education and Program Evaluation
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.S., The Ohio State University
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • Journal of Financial Innovation Associate Editor
  • Finalist, Best Refereed Paper Award at IFHE’s World Congress, 2012 and 2016
  • Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week (April 18, 2011)
  • Master Online Instructor

Books

Journal Articles

Fisher, Patti J., and Rui Yao. “Gender Differences in Financial Risk Tolerance.” Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 61, 2017, pp. 191–202. doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2017.03.006.

Fisher, Patti J. “Differences in Credit Card Use Between White and Hispanic Households.” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, vol. 27, 2016, pp. 199–214. 

Hsu, Chungwen, and Patti J. Fisher. “Which U.S. Households Use Education Loans?” Journal of Student Financial Aid, vol. 46, no. 3, 2016, Article 5. 

Fisher, Patti J. et al. “Gender Differences in Saving Behaviors Among Low- to Moderate-Income Single Households.” Financial Services Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 2015, pp. 1–13. 

Loibl, Cäzilia, and Patti J. Fisher. “Academic Discipline and Personal Finance Instruction in High School.” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, vol. 24, no. 1, 2013, pp. 15–33. 

Fisher, Patti J. “Is There Evidence of Loss Aversion in Saving Behaviors in Spain?” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, vol. 34, no. 1, 2013, pp. 41–51. doi: 10.1007/s10834-012-9290-7. 

Fisher, Patti J. and Sophia T. Anong. “Relationship of Saving Motives to Saving Habits.” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, vol. 23, no. 1, 2012, pp. 63–79.

Book Chapters

 

  • Hwang, E., Parrott, K., Fisher, P.J., Hopkins, E., Kincade, D., & Beamish, J. (2018). Inclusive Communities for Diverse Consumers: A Year of Study. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Grants, Virginia Tech.
  • Fisher, P.J. (2018). International Travel Supplemental Grant – Travel to London, England for the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics/International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and AHRM Department, Virginia Tech.
  • Fisher, P.J. (2017). International Travel Supplemental Grant – Travel to Freiburg, Germany for International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference. Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and AHRM Department, Virginia Tech.
  • Fisher, P.J. (2014). Grant-writing incentive grant. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech. Awarded $5,000.
  • Fisher, P.J. (2012). Entrepreneurship among U.S. households. Jerome Niles Dean’s Faculty Research Grant. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech. Awarded $4,000.
  • Fisher, P.J. (2011). Summer Institute on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. RAND Corporation. Received funding to attend the two-day workshop in Los Angeles.

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