Behavioral Finance

Course Code
FIN 422
3 hours
  • Winter 20

Behavioral Finance --- This course will survey developments in behavioral finance. A great deal of recent research has focused on the behavior of individual investors and how that behavior deviates from the way in which individuals have been modeled by economists. The findings are useful for individual investors who want to avoid making mistakes. They are also useful for future manages that will supervise traders and for those that would like to trade opposite the investors and biases. Finally, they can be useful for students that want to develop new finance technologies that help people avoid behavioral biases. Beyond covering behavioral finance, the course will discuss some strategies to succeed in a world where some traders have biases. Since this course is a Professional Capstone Course, students will be expected to engage in behavioral finance research and submit a research paper at the end of the semester.