Organizers: Nicholas Barberis and Robert Shiller
We invite applications for the 2017 Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance. This one-week program is an intensive PhD course in behavioral finance. It will be taught in part by us, and in part by other well-known researchers in the field. The program may be of interest to students at schools that do not currently offer a PhD course in behavioral finance; but also to students who have already taken a PhD course in this material but who would like to see it again from a different perspective, and to interact with other students with similar interests.
(The program, which ran previously in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, is modeled on the Russell Sage Summer School in Behavioral Economics. The differences are that this program focuses on finance; and that it lasts for one week, rather than two).
To apply, you must be enrolled in a PhD program in economics or finance. To be selected, it is not necessary that behavioral finance be your main research focus. We are simply looking for students who are doing very well in their PhD programs, regardless of their particular research interests, and who would like to learn more about this area of finance.
Accommodation costs and reasonable transportation costs to and from New Haven will be covered by Yale University.
To apply, please e-mail the following to Electra Ferriello at firstname.lastname@example.org :
(i) a cover letter detailing your background and research focus and explaining why you are interested in the program
(ii) a curriculum vitae
(iii) the names and contact information of two faculty members who could act as references, if necessary.
The application deadline is Monday, March 6th, 2017. We welcome applications at any time on or before that date. We will notify candidates about their participation by early April.