FIN 400 - Behavioral Finance

The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to behavioral finance theory, which complements the traditional finance paradigm. To achieve this, the course will introduce students to various psychological biases documented by research in experimental psychology and how these biases affect investors’ decision-making and financial markets. It will also provide valuable insight into the origins of financial bubbles and crashes such as the dot-com bubble as well as, the recent financial crisis. Finally, the course will introduce students to current empirical methods in investments and behavioral finance.

Prerequisite(s): FIN 300

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020