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  North American
  Experimental Finance



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Society for Experimental Finance North American Regional Conference 2020
Feb 4-5, David Eccles School of Business

The Society for Experimental Finance, the University of Utah Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Finance, and the David Eccles School of Business...

...Invite you to a day and a half conference in experimental finance in beautiful Salt Lake City. The event will take place in the Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall on the 7th floor of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB). The SEF conference immediately precedes the Utah Winter Finance Conference (UWFC) that takes place Feb 6-8 45 min up the hill at Snowbird Ski Resort.

September 22: Deadline for paper submissions
October 15: Notification of paper acceptance

  • Members (membership is free): $200
  • Non-members: $250.
  • Students: $100
  • On-site registration: $250
  • January 13: Hotel block rate deadline
    February 4: Conference start

        Keynote Speakers    

    Samuel Hartzmark


    Samuel M. Hartzmark studies asset pricing and behavioral finance. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. He has received a number of awards including the 2016 AQR Insight Award, the 2019 Research Affiliates Best Paper Award, the 2019 Moskowitz Prize, the 2018 BNP Paribas Best Paper Award, the 2017 Charles Brandes Prize, Best Paper in the Review of Asset Pricing Studies 2016, 2nd prize Fama-DFA award for best paper in asset pricing research in the Journal of Financial Economics 2015, the Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award in 2015 and 2018, the UBS Global Asset Management Award, the Michael J. Barclay young scholar award and he was a finalist for the 2014 AQR Insight award. His work has been covered by a variety of media outlets including CNBC, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg among others.

    Hartzmark holds a PhD from Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, a MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in mathematics/economics (summa cum laude) with a double major in religion from Emory University.

    Peter Bossaerts


    Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne) pioneered the use of controlled experimentation with human subjects in the study of asset pricing. He initially focused on the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), used throughout the financial industry to evaluate risk/return trade-offs and portfolio performance evaluation; later on he developed the methodology to test the core dynamic model used in finance, macro-economics and central banking to understand the link between asset prices, aggregate income, aggregate consumption, and business cycles (the "Lucas" model).

    Bossaerts also pioneered the development of neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience. He focuses on decision making under uncertainty, where "uncertainty" refers to both "risks created by Nature" (over which the decision-maker has no control — even if the decision-maker may think otherwise) and "strategic risks." His contributions have been published in top neuroscience and general science journals (Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, PLoS Computational Biology, Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences,…), and he pioneered the publication of decision neuroscience in finance (Journal of Finance).