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. This included writing expert reports, joint reports and being cross-examined in the courtroom, including the Federal Court of Australia. I enjoy my work with the legal sector and I highly welcome inquiries in that regard. Full references provided.
Please see my CV for more information.
Behavioral Finance, Neurofinance, Experimental Economics / Finance
Opportunities for students
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