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Behavioral Finance and Financial Decision Making

May 07, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Boulder Beer
2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO 80301

Behavioral Finance and Financial Decision Making

In the past 20 years, Behavioral Finance has become a well-recognized, well-respected field. Two Nobel prizes have been awarded for work in this area – Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler. And Behavioral Finance has been in the Level III CFA curriculum for some time.

This session will serve to inform some, refresh the memories of some, and cite recent evidence about the efficacy of thinking about financial decision in the framework of Behavioral Finance. It will be loosely based on John’s book, The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions. The book is written for an interested lay audience, and so might be useful to the clients of money managers. Less obvious is that it might be useful for money managers themselves.

John Howe, Professor of Finance, Missouri Bankers Chair, chair of the finance dept. of Missouri

John Howe is Professor of Finance, Missouri Bankers Chair, and Chair of the Finance Department at the University of Missouri. He has been at MU more than two decades, with prior appointments at Louisiana State University and the University of Kansas.

He earned his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Colorado College and his graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) from Purdue University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as well as a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He has served on the boards of directors of five for-profit companies and has extensive non-profit board experience.

John’s research interests including behavioral finance, corporate governance, and household finance. He has published extensively in the major journals in finance and accounting, and has more than 65 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and has taught courses for the banking group UBS (Switzerland).

John has won numerous teaching awards, including the William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching. He has taught at all levels including the executive MBA. He is the author of The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions. A preview of the book (Table of Contents, Introduction, and Chapter 1) can be found at: http://www.knowthybiasedself.com/

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