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Behavioral Finance Working Group

Nicholas Barberis, Organizer

November 20, 2015

Meridien Hotel, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA



Thursday, November 19:

6:30 pm


20 Meridien Hotel, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA

Friday, November 20:

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Samuel Hartzmark, University of Chicago
Kelly Shue, University of Chicago and NBER
A Tough Act to Follow: Contrast Effects in Financial Markets

Discussant: Owen Lamont, Harvard University and NBER

9:30 am

Sergey Chernenko, Ohio State University
Samuel Hanson, Harvard University and NBER
Adi Sunderam, Harvard University and NBER
Who Neglects Risk? Investor Experience and the Credit Boom

Discussant: Ulrike Malmendier, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

10:30 am


11:00 am

Nicholas Barberis, Yale University and NBER
Robin Greenwood, Harvard University and NBER
Lawrence Jin, California Institute of Technology
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER
Extrapolation and Bubbles

Discussant: Alexander Chinco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Ian Gow, Harvard University
Steven Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER
David Larcker, Stanford University
Anastasia Zakolyukina, University of Chicago
CEO Personality and Firm Policies

Discussant: Christopher Parsons, University of California at San Diego

2:00 pm

Umit Gurun, University of Texas at Dallas and NBER
Noah Stoffman, Indiana University
Scott Yonker, Cornell University
Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior

Discussant: Francesco D’Acunto, University of Maryland

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Sandra Black, University of Texas and Council of Economic Advisers
Paul Devereux, University College Dublin

Petter Lundborg, Lund University
Kaveh Majlesi, Lund University
On The Origins of Risk-Taking in Financial Markets

Discussant: Henrik Cronqvist, University of Miami

4:30 pm