Workshop on Behavioral Decision Theory and its Applications to Economics and Finance
June 8-9, 2012
Organized by Nicola Gennaioli (CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR)
Mercè Rodoreda Building
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus de la Ciutadella
Carrer Ramon Turró, 1-3
This two-day workshop was organized by CREI with support from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics & the European Research Council.
12 papers put forward the current state of research on modeling boundedly rational decision makers and on the implications of these models of decision making for economics and finance. The conference discussed the following themes: theories of reference points and their applications to asset pricing and labor markets; theories of inattention and their applications to financial disclosure and precautionary investment before rare events; theories of context dependent preferences and their applications to asset pricing and consumer choice. The event brought together 27 academics and researchers from leading European and U.S. institutions. UPF faculty and Master & PhD students also attended the conference.