Category Archives: Behavioral Finance

MSRM Professors to Teach in Upcoming Contemporary Finance Executive Short Course

In an upcoming five day short course beginning June 1st 2015, MSRM Professors Ingo Walter, Edward Altman, Holger Mueller, Viral Acharya, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh will join NYU Stern Professors Aswath Damodaran, David Yermack and Baruch Lev to teach Contemporary Finance: Key Topics for Senior Executives and Board Members. Learn … Continue reading

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Prof. Ian Bremmer on “How to Lead in Ambiguous Times”

In a recent opinion editorial on Strategy + Business, NYU Stern Global Research Professor Ian Bremmer discussed how businesses can succeed in a time of geopolitical turbulence and an uncertain economic future. Professor Bremmer explained three strategies for decision making that … Continue reading

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The Human Element in Investment Decisions

Excerpt - Making strategic investment decisions is not a task that should be taken haphazardly. Managers and MBA students spend time studying appropriate decision criteria such as net present value (NPV) to aid in making profit-maximizing decisions. However, in discussing investment … Continue reading

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3D Risk Management: A Survivorship Framework by Dante Disparte, MSRM Class of 2014

MSRM Class of 2014 student, Dante Disparte compares the structural balancing act between risk management in finance versus the manufacturing context in a recent article titled, “3D Risk Management: A Survivorship Framework.” Dante currently serves as the managing director of … Continue reading

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The Liability of Leading: Analyzing Behavior and Risk in Jeopardy

NYU Stern professors Zur Shapira and Elizabeth Boyle coauthored “The Liability of  Leading: Battling Aspiration and Survival Goals in the Jeopardy! Tournament of  Champions,” which appears in the September issue of Organizational Science. By studying the decisions of Jeopardy contestants, … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy Too Much Insurance!

Professor Zur Shapira is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on purchasing multiple insurance policies. In this age of hurricanes, tsunamis, market crashes and banking crises, it isn’t any wonder that people are feeling insecure. Companies are responding by rolling … Continue reading

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Recording of the Webinar:”BP’s Failure to Debias: Underscoring the Importance of Behavioral Corporate Finance”

Professor Hersh Shefrin discussed 4×4 culture analysis using BP as a vehicle. He discussed the application of business processes and psychological pitfalls to analyze corporate culture, especially in respect to risk management. Listen to the recording here View slides here

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Webinar: “BP’s Failure to Debias: Underscoring the Importance of Behavioral Corporate Finance”

Presented by Hersh Shefrin, Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, Faculty member Master of Science in Risk Management Program at NYU Stern. Based on the joint work with Enrico Cervellanti, University of Bologna this presentation will cover a behavioral … Continue reading

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