Behavioral Finance Symposium


Keynote Remarks by 

Robert J. Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics,
Yale University
Diana Farrell
Founding President & CEO,
JPMorgan Chase Institute

Economics meets law, finance, public policy, and psychology in this two-day symposium. Through keynotes, interdisciplinary panel discussions, and an interactive audience experiment, learn how government units and the private sector are designing new financial products, re-writing investment rules, and using technology to better protect consumers and spur innovation — and what those changes mean for small businesses and our overall economy.

Co-hosted by ideas42 and the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy at the University of Michigan.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
U-M Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium (1st Floor)
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome by Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean, University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy View Session
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address by Yale University economist & Nobel Laureate Robert J. Shiller – View Session
10:10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Panel 1 – Consumer Protection – View Session
Moderator: Professor Eldar Shafir, Princeton University
Karen Biddle Andres, Vice President of Network Engagement, Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
Mary Ellen Iskendarian, CEO, Women’s World Banking
Tim Spence, Chief Strategy Officer, Fifth Third Bank
Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, University of Georgia Law School
12:00 p.m. Results Reveal – Research Experiment View Session
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:15 p.m. Panel 2 – Investor Protection – View Session
Moderator: 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
Jeroen Nieboer, Technical Specialist, Behavioural Economics & Data Science Unit, Financial Conduct Authority
Steve Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science, Morningstar
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Panel 3 – Micro-Enterprises & Small Business – View Session
Moderator: Josh Wright, Executive Director, ideas42
Bindu Ananth, Chair, IFMR Trust
Professor Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School
Professor Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
4:30 p.m. Day 1 Recess
Friday, September 15, 2017
U-M Ross School of Business, Blau Colloquium (5th Floor)
 8:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Reconvene View Session
 9:00 a.m. Results Reveal – Research Experiment 
 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address by JPMorgan Chase Institute President & CEO Diana Farrell – View Session
 10:30 a.m. Break
 10:45 a.m. Audience Participation Experiment – View Session
 11:45 a.m. Lunch pick-up
12:00 p.m. Panel 4 – Macro Issues/Market Stability – View Session
Moderator: Michael S. Barr, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan Law School
Professor Andrew Caplin, New York University
Professor Claire Hill, University of Minnesota Law School
Professor John Leahy, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Joseph Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President, Federal Reserve of Dallas
1:30 p.m. Results Reveal – Audience Participation Experiment – View Session
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – View Session


RECORDING NOTICE: Please note that all sessions of the symposium will be recorded. All panel discussions and keynote addresses will be posted on this website after the event. To preserve confidentiality, protect intellectual property, and encourage participation, the interactive audience participation segments will not be posted — you need to show up to experience them! By attending any session of the symposium, you consent to being recorded.

[Want to learn more about behavioral finance? Here’s a primer.]