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Speculation, Crisis, and Behavioral Finance

Spring 2014 EMBA Course

B7344-100: Speculation, Crisis, and Behavioral Finance

Global Elective Block Week 2 (Jan 27 - 31), Global Elective in NY (Jan 27 - 31) - 09:00AM to 05:00PM

Instructor: Gur Huberman


Finance - corporate and capital markets - is based on the premise of
optimal, rational behavior on part of market participants. Research on
decision making has documented systematic deviations from optimality,
even when strong incentives to optimize are present. The course will
cover both the psychological insights and their applications to finance.
Students who will take it will 1) improve their understanding of
financial markets and the relation between human behavior and asset
prices, 2) understand and improve their own decision making processes, 3) gain insights into the motives and modes of behavior of colleagues and employees, and 4) acquire marketing skills especially in the financial services domain.


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