Spring 2013 PHD Course

B9310-001: (PhD) Behavioral Finance

F - Full Term, 02:00PM to 05:00PM

Location: URI 327

Instructor: Kent Daniel

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This course is intended for advanced PhD students intending to do research in economics and finance. This course will review the current state of knowledge in behavioral finance. The course will center around discussions of important papers in the academic literature. The papers will come from the finance, behavioral finance,and the experimental psychology literatures. There will also be several lectures.
Broad topics to be covered are: empirical evidence on security markets (anomalies); evidence on individual and institutional behavior; limits of arbitrage; psychology, judgment and decision making; and other related topics. The course will be designed to have as little overlap as possible with other courses in the PhD sequence.
The course grade will be based on class participation, on a small number of "referee reports," on an original research proposal, and a final exam.


Kent Daniel


Kent Daniel is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. From 1996 to 2006, Kent was at the at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was the John and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Finance (on leave from 2004-2006). He also served on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the University of British Columbia. His...

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