Behavioral Finance Conference

2011 Keynote Speaker


Peter Bossaerts
Peter Bossaerts, Cal Tech
Profile

Peter Bossaerts is the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management and Professor of Finance at the California Institute of Technology.

He received a licentiate and doctorandus degrees in applied economics from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. After coursework towards a Master's in statistics at the Free University Brussels, he changed to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he finished his PhD in Management (Finance) under Richard Roll. His first appointment as assistant professor was at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration. In 1990, Peter Bossaerts moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he was promoted to become Professor of Finance, and presently he is the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management. He was also Executive Officer for the Social Sciences and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is inaugurating director of Caltech's Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences. Until June 2009, Peter Bossaerts was at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) as Swiss Finance Institute Professor. He continues to run their Laboratory for Decision Making under Uncertainty, on a temporary basis.

While his research and publications have encompassed many areas of theoretical and empirical finance, his present work focuses on experimental finance. This work borrows tools from many relevant fields, such as decision theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, cognitive psychology, and decision neuroscience. His work has been published in the major journals of finance, economics, econometrics, science and neuroscience. Peter Bossaerts has taught undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive classes at various places across the world. He is Fellow of the Econometric Society, and is or has been on the board of many academic journals, such as the Review of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and Mathematical Finance.

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