William Elliott III

CSD Faculty Director; University of Michigan
Inclusion in Asset Building: Toward Universal and Progressive Policies

William Elliott III is a CSD faculty director from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on inclusion in asset building with particular emphasis on children’s savings schemes. Dr. Elliott first began working with CSD as a social work graduate student in 2004.

Faculty profile

CSD Publications


CSD Projects

College Success: Increasing Access through Inclusion in 529 Plans

Asset Building

CSD seeks to inform and put in place an inclusive 529 platform for educational savings to increase postsecondary degree success among lower-income children, youth, and non-traditional students.

I Can Save

Financial Capability

We research how financial education and saving affect student’s financial literacy, academic engagement and plans for college. 

Inclusion in Asset Building: Research and Policy Symposium

Asset Building

We held a research and policy symposium on knowledge foundations and policy strategies to enable low-wealth individuals to build assets.