Elise Payzan-Le Nestour

SCIENTIA ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FINANCE (with tenure)
UNSW Business School
Sydney
email: elise@elisepayzan.com

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Elise Payzan-Le Nestour

SCIENTIA ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FINANCE (with tenure)
UNSW Business School
Sydney
email: elise@elisepayzan.com

Welcome

I am a Scientia Associate Professor in Finance at the University of New South Wales Business School. I study how individuals apprehend financial risks, by investigating both actual behavior and its neural bases. I use the knowledge and methodological tools of several fields – chiefly experimental economics, financial economics, and computational neuroscience – to better understand why market participants behave the way they do. I do research and teaching in this area.

I am currently collaborating with researchers in Economics, Finance, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. I am teaching the Behavioral Finance course at the UNSW Business School from March 2011.

I obtained my PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne de Lausanne in 2009. Prior to studying Finance at the SFI, I completed the first part of my PhD at the London School of Economics, studied economics at Princeton University, and was Visiting Associate at Caltech from 2010 to 2014. I also hold a diploma of engineer statistician from the ENSAE, Paris, and graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm in Paris. 

My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Nature — Scientific reports, Neuron, and Current Biology. I have done consulting work for financial institutions and served as an expert witness in legal cases.

Please see my CV for more information.

Research Areas

Behavioral Finance, Neurofinance, Experimental Economics / Finance

Opportunities for students

If you are a student and are interested in writing your thesis in the area of experimental/behavioral finance, please feel free to get in touch with me by sending an email to elise@unsw.edu.au.

If you are a UNSW student and would like to participate in research studies and earn some extra spending money, follow the instructions on the UNSW Business School Experimental Research Laboratory website.