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“Non-Standard Beliefs and Preferences: Implications for Firms and Markets”
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
May 29 – 31, 2014

This conference will explore behavioral aspects of decision making by key market agents—managers, investors, and intermediaries—in corporate finance and asset pricing. Sample topics include but are not limited to:

  • Managerial preferences and their effect on corporate financial policies
  • Household risk taking, saving, and trading
  • Managerial teams and networks
  • Market anomalies and perceived mispricing
  • Learning
  • Subjective beliefs and sentiment in financial and real estate markets
  • Experimental economics
  • Financial literacy and cognition 

Active audience participation has been the norm at past symposiums and is encouraged again this year. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. All participants are expected to stay during the entire conference, which begins with a reception on Thursday evening, May 29, and ends with lunch on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Two awards will be given out for best discussion ($2500 each). Awards are based on anonymous votes of the participants at the end of the final session and will be announced at lunch on Saturday.

Questions can be addressed to Rochelle Haug at 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: E. Han Kim (Chair), Stefan Nagel, Isacco Piccioni, Martin Schmalz, Tyler Shumway, Cindy Soo, and Denis Sosyura


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