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)

Conference venue:

Mercè Rodoreda Building
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus de la Ciutadella
Carrer Ramon Turró, 1-3
Room: 23.S05

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.


List of participants

Expense claim form


Call for papers

Working papers available