2014 Symposium


Non-Standard Beliefs and Preferences: Implications for Firms and Markets

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

May 29 – 31, 2014

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This conference will explore behavioral aspects of decision making by key market agents—managers, investors, and intermediaries—in corporate finance and asset pricing. Sample topics include but are not limited to:

  • Managerial preferences and their effect on corporate financial policies
  • Household risk taking, saving, and trading
  • Managerial teams and networks
  • Market anomalies and perceived mispricing
  • Learning
  • Subjective beliefs and sentiment in financial and real estate markets
  • Experimental economics
  • Financial literacy and cognition

Active audience participation has been the norm at past symposiums and is encouraged again this year. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. All participants are expected to stay during the entire conference, which begins with a reception on Thursday evening, May 29, and ends with lunch on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Two awards will be given out for best discussion ($2500 each). Awards are based on anonymous votes of the participants at the end of the final session and will be announced at lunch on Saturday.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS: The deadline for submissions has passed for this year’s conference.

REGISTRATION: Registration is now closed. Please contact Rochelle Haug at rohaug@umich.edu for information regarding late registration.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rochelle Haug at rohaug@umich.edu.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: E. Han Kim (Chair), Stefan Nagel, Isacco Piccioni, Martin Schmalz, Tyler Shumway, Cindy Soo, and Denis Sosyura