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Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance: Identifying and Capitalizing on Irrational Investment Practices

Program Session(s):
November 18, 2015 - November 20, 2015

Application Deadline(s):
September 18, 2015

Program Fee:$4,700

Program fee includes: Luncheons, coffee, reception, dinner, and all program materials. It does not include hotel accommodations.

Special Rates:
In cooperation with the CFA Institute and CAIA, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education is pleased to offer a special tuition rate on Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance to members of these organizations.

Click here for more information on this discount and to how to apply for this special rate at the time of admission.

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education will verify membership to these organizations and will only provide discounts to those approved by authorized membership representatives. Additionally, the program is endorsed by CFA Institute and is approved for 15 continuing education credits.

Faculty Chairs: Richard Zeckhauser and Arnold S. Wood

Program Director: Anna Shanley

Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He teaches at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and also the co-founder of BEworks. He is the author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, ...go to full profile


Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Centering his research on decision making, ethics, and negotiation, he has authored, coauthored, or co-edited more than 180 articles and 16 ...go to full profile


Iris Bohnet, is Professor of Public Policy. She is the director of the Women and Public Policy Program, associate director of the Laboratory for Decision Science, vice-chair of the Program on Negotiation, and faculty chair of the executive program ...go to full profile


Charles D. Ellis serves as a consultant on investing to large institutional investors, government organizations, and wealthy families. His professional career centered on three decades with Greenwich Associates, the international strategy consulting ...go to full profile


Bruce Flatt joined Brookfield 25 years ago and has been CEO for the last 13 years. Prior to that, Bruce was instrumental in building its property businesses in the early 1990s, the expansion of its renewable power businesses in the late 1990s, and the ...go to full profile


Shane Fredrick is a Professor of Marketing at Yale School of Management. Professor Frederick's research focuses on preference elicitation, framing effects, intertemporal choice, and decision-making under uncertainty. Before coming to Yale SOM he was associate ...go to full profile


David Laibson Professor of Economics, Harvard UniversityDavid Laibson is a member of the Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable, the MacArthur Foundation Preferences Network, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on ...go to full profile


Andrew W. Lo Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management Andrew Lo is director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research,  a member ...go to full profile


Michael J. Mauboussin is Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. Prior to rejoining CS in 2013, he was Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. Michael originally joined CS in 1992 as a packaged food industry ...go to full profile


Bill Miller is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of LMM and the portfolio manager for the Legg Mason Opportunity Trust mutual fund, the Miller Income Opportunity Trust fund and related strategies. He and his partner, Ernie Kiehne, founded Legg ...go to full profile


Arnold S. Wood Founding Partner, President and Chief Executive Officer, and the Chair of its Management Committee of Martingale Asset Management Arnold S. Wood is a Founding Partner, President and Chief Executive Officer, and the Chair of its ...go to full profile


Richard Zeckhauser is the Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy. Much of his conceptual research examines possibilities for democratic, decentralized allocation procedures. Many of his policy investigations explore ways to promote the ...go to full profile


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