School Hosts Meeting of Leading Behavioral Finance Scholars
December 19, 2011
|The conference welcomed participants and presenters at a reception at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on December 16|
Some of the world’s leading behavioral science and economics researchers presented 15 new papers and findings during the School’s second annual Behavioral Finance Conference in December. Alok Kumar, the School’s Gabelli Asset Management Professor of Finance, organized the conference, which was chaired by Campbell R. Harvey, a distinguished scholar in finance at the School.
“The conference has given not only the School but also the University great visibility,” said Kumar, who was also one of the conference presenters. “The kind of people who are here from around the world will raise the University’s profile in terms of recruiting PhD students.”
|Alok Kumar, Gabelli Asset Management Professor of Finance, helped organize and presented at the conference
Participants included 80 academics and business leaders from institutions including Cornell, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, the London Business School, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Rome, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“This is a great opportunity for practitioners and academics to share ideas since more and more people are realizing that behavioral finance has a power to explain what you see in markets,” said Christopher Malloy, associate professor of finance and a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, who presented his paper, "Misvaluing Innovation," during the conference
|Peter Bosserts, the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management and professor of finance at the California Institute of Technology, spoke about "The Human Brain Behind Financial Skill" during his keynote address.
Peter Bossaerts, the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management and professor of finance at the California Institute of Technology spoke about "The Human Brain Behind Financial Skill" during his keynote address.
“A conference such as this one disseminates working ideas and provides a great venue to facilitate interaction, move projects along and help create research collaborations,” said Christopher Parsons, assistant professor of finance at the University of California at San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Parsons also presented his paper, "Voice Pitch and Labor Market Success," during the conference.