Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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MBAG 8652

Behavioral Finance

This course serves as an introduction into a rapidly growing and exciting world of behavioral economics and finance. The focus will be on identifying and exploring various behavioral biases and responses that systematically shape decision-making processes of individual consumers, small and large companies, investors, as well as complex organizations (e.g. Governments, NGOs, non-profits). Behavioral economics and finance enter all aspects of decision-making involving modern investment markets and organizational structures. Thus, we will look at technical implications of behavioral analysis on asset pricing, development of longer-term trends in investment markets (bubbles, crises, secular market trends etc), as well as applications of behavioral insights to policy formation and regulation. As tradition of behavioral economics and finance requires, the course will focus on applied analysis and real world case studies, informed by recent events, trends and risks developments, lessons learned from recent crises, as well as on developing our understanding of emerging trends in finance based on our knowledge about behaviorally-motivated choices of investors.
International Management
International Management
Intl Policy & Management
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Fall 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

MBAG8652A-F18 Lecture (Gurdgiev)