Patti J. Fisher

Patti J. Fisher

Patti J. Fisher

Associate Professor

Office

209 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-7218

Email

pafisher@vt.edu

Expertise

  • Household Saving Behavior
  • Financial Behaviors of Women
  • Financial Behaviors of Minority Groups
  • Financial Education and Program Evaluation

Professional Activities

  • Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • Journal of Financial Innovation Associate Editor

Education

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    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

    Selected Publications

    Articles

    Fisher, P.J., & Yao, R. (2017). Gender differences in financial risk tolerance. Journal of Economic Psychology61, 191-202.

    Fisher, P.J. (2016). Differences in credit card use between White and Hispanic households. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning27, 199-214.

    Hsu, C., & Fisher, P.J. (2016). Which U.S. households use education loans? Journal of Student Financial Aid46, Article 5.

    Fisher, P.J., Hayhoe, C., & Lown, J. (2015). Gender differences in saving behaviors among low- to moderate-income single households. Financial Services Review, 24(1), 1-13.

    Loibl, C., & Fisher, P.J. (2013). Academic discipline and personal finance instruction in high school. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 24(1), 15-33.

    Fisher, P.J. (2013). Is there evidence of loss aversion in saving behaviors in Spain? Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 34(1), 41-51.

    Fisher, P.J., & Anong, S.T. (2012). Relationship of saving motives to saving habits. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 23(1), 63-79.

    Sponsored Research

    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.