Behavioral Science Conference
The annual Yale Behavioral Science Conference provides a venue for leading researchers from across the world to present and discuss their ideas. While there are other academic conferences that focus only on behavioral decision-making, or only on behavioral finance, or only on behavioral economics, the unique feature of this conference is that it brings together researchers from all three fields. This approach is already yielding results in terms of new inter-disciplinary research, and we expect it to continue to pay dividends in the future.
Past Behavioral Science Conferences: 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
Behavioral Economic Annual Meeting (BEAM)
BEAM brings together leading scholars in the behavioral economics field to discuss their latest research. The two-day conference was launched after three behavioral economists—Nicholas Barberis of Yale, Ulrike Malmendier of UC Berkeley, and Ted O'Donoghue of Cornell—decided that their field lacked a good annual gathering where academics could discuss important new research. BEAM is held yearly at either Yale, Cornell, or UC Berkeley.
Past BEAM Conference held at Yale SOM: 2018, 2015, 2012
Whitebox Advisors PhD Student Conference
The Annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference, typically held in conjunction with the Behavioral Science Conference, draws top doctoral students from around the world to present their research in the fields of Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Finance and Behavioral Marketing. The goal of the conference is to foster an environment to promote interaction amongst doctoral student researchers, and to provide feedback for students presenting their work in these fields.
Past Whitebox Advisors PhD Student Conferences: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance
The Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance, which has been led since its inception in 2009 by Nicholas Barberis with support from the ICF’s outstanding staff members, is a one-week intensive course in behavioral finance for PhD students. The summer school was started because it became clear to SOM faculty that, while graduate students are very keen to learn about behavioral finance, few universities offer a systematic, graduate-level introduction to research in the area. The school is held every two years in the last week of June.
Past Summer Schools: 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009