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16th Annual Behavioral Conference Goes Virtual

By: Electra Ferriello May 7, 2020
Student Organizers

Each spring, the Yale ICF hosts the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation Graduate Student Conference (formerly the Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference). The conference is organized and run by Yale PhD students selected by a committee of Yale faculty members, including Professor Nicholas...

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Call for Papers: Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference

By: Electra Ferriello January 6, 2020
Whitebox Advisors

The Annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student 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...

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SOM Finance Faculty Contribute to "Handbook of Behavioral Economics"

By: Nicholas C. Barberis May 7, 2019
Handbook of Behavioral Economics

The fall of 2018 saw the publication of the “Handbook of Behavioral Economics,” a landmark volume that summarizes three decades of intensive effort to improve our understanding of the economy through psychologically-realistic frameworks. The volume contains two chapters by SOM finance...

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Call for Papers: Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference 2019

By: Electra Ferriello February 4, 2019
student presenter

Attention behavioral finance, economics and marketing PhD students!  The call for papers is now open for the 15th annual Whitebox Advisors Graduate Student Conference.  Click here for the call for papers and submit your paper by March 8th. You can also register to attend the conference on...

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Remember your Economics: Reminding Consumers of Opportunity Costs

December 9, 2014

The last time you bought a pound of ground beef, you sacrificed more than just a few dollars out of your wallet. You also surrendered your ability to use those few dollars towards any other purchases, from a cup of coffee, to a newspaper, to a tiny fraction of a new BMW. Economists call these sacrifices “opportunity costs”.

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