Behavioral Finance Symposium

WE’RE NOT ROBOTS. FINANCIAL POLICY SHOULDN’T ACT LIKE WE ARE.

Keynote Remarks by Nobel Laureate Robert J. Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University
Significant strides in consumer protection, investment advice rules, retirement security policies, fintech innovations on credit, investment, insurance, payments and financial management have been made as a result of behavioral research and innovation over the last decade.

This symposium takes stock of what we have learned, explores where progress or retrenchment has occurred, and charts paths for future research, product innovation and better policies at all levels. We will be exploring four areas in depth: consumer finance, investment and retirement security, micro-enterprise and small business, and macro financial stability.

The symposium will include keynote and panel discussions, plus other activities. Co-hosted by ideas42 and the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy at the University of Michigan.

Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Eldar Shafir, Princeton University
  • Mary Ellen Iskendarian, CEO, Women’s World Banking
  • Tim Spence, Chief Strategy Officer, Fifth Third Bank
  • Rachel Schneider, Vice President, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
  • Professor Dana Muir, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Phyllis Borzi, former Asst. Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Professor James Choi, Yale University
  • Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science, Morningstar
  • Jeroen Nieboen, Technical Specialist, Behavioural Economics & Data Science Unit, UK’s Financial Conduct Authority
  • Professor Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Bindu Ananth, Chair, India’s IFMR Trust
  • Professor Dean Karlan, Yale University
  • Professor Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan
  • Joyce Klein, Director, Aspen (FIELD)
  • Professor Andrew Caplin, New York University
  • Joseph Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President, The NY Federal Reserve
  • Professor Claire Hill, University of Minnesota Law School

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