2017 Behavioral Finance Symposium

Economics met law, finance, public policy, and psychology in this two-day symposium, co-hosted with ideas42. Through keynotes, interdisciplinary panel discussions, and interactive audience experiments, participants learned 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.

Download the program, courtesy of the University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository.

J. Shiller

Keynote Speaker

Robert J. Shiller

Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
Diana Farrell

Keynote Speaker

Diana Farrell

Founding President & CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute
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