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Keynote Speakers

We are very happy to announce the two keynote speakers for EF 2020:

Prof. Annamaria Lusardi, PhD (George Washington University School of Business) is the expert on financial literacy and life-time financial well-being. She has consistently published in the top journals of both economics and finance all the while committing herself to enhancing financial literacy around the world through research, education, and policy advice.

Prof. Stefan Nagel, PhD (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) focuses his research on asset pricing, investor behavior and risk-taking of financial intermediaries. He has published extraordinarily well on the role personal experiences have in shaping expectations about the macroeconomy and financial market returns. He has developed new approaches to measuring bank tail risk exposures and applies machine learning techniques to understand the risk and return of investment strategies in the stock market.

These descriptions are adapted from their websites.

 

“Talks with a View”

Experimental Finance Research has grown very popular in recent years. However, it has also been facing (replication and publication) issues. We take the opportunity of having our conference anniversary to dare a look into the future: Quo vadis Experimental Finance?

As a special treat, we have scheduled these two additional invited talks to take place at Restaurant Seegrube, overlooking Innsbruck from 1905m (6250ft). The Talks with a View will be given by:

Prof. Roberto Weber, PhD (University of Z├╝rich) has published highly on topics including communication and learning in economic games, individual biases, social norms, leadership, as well as delegated decision making. His broad interests allow him to outline new perspectives for the fields of experimental economics and finance.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck) has published – together with his co-authors – in international top journals in finance (bubble formation, behavior of finance professionals), economics (unethical behavior, behavioral biases, economic preferences), and also in the broader area of the replicability of social science experiments. This portfolio allows him to analyze the status quo in experimental finance and to address potential avenues for future research.

 

Conference Program

The conference is scheduled for three days from June 10 to June 12. Sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and will end by 5:00 p.m. on Friday. 

We recommend to schedule arrivals for Tuesday, June 9, and departures for Saturday, June 13.

 

Conference Venue

The conference venue is Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck, which is located in walking distance to Innsbruck’s beautiful old town and offers enough rooms to accommodate all participants. We believe the conference venue to offer an inspiring atmosphere for the exchange of ideas and are very much looking forward to welcoming you there.