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April 21 Thursday

Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance: "Social Transmission Bias in Economics and Finance" with Prof. David Hirshleifer of the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 4:10PM - 5:40PM
  • Online. To access the Workshop, please check the LEO main page (https://law.yale.edu/leo) on Thurs., Apr. 21st after 9:00 a.m. (ET).
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Description

David Hirshleifer, Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, will present on "Social Transmission Bias in Economics and Finance."

Professor Hirshleifer is a world-renowned financial economist and the most recent president of the American Finance Association. He has served as editor of two of the three top finance journals (Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies), has made seminal contributions to several areas in academic finance and economics, and is considered a world leader in social and behavioral finance. His academic record, with some 80 peer-reviewed articles garnering nearly 12,000 SSCI and nearly 50,000 Google scholar citations, places him in the highest echelons of the profession. 

Professor Hirschleifer has co-authored at least two cornerstone papers, one on information cascades and one on the role played by overconfidence for investors of financial securities. Both continue to be highly relevant today despite being written more than 20 years ago and represent highly significant contributions.

His publications in the year 2020 alone include five in the top three finance journals (Journal of Finance (2), Journal of Financial Economics (2), Review of Financial Studies), another five in outlets just below the top three (Review of FinanceJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (3), Review of Asset Pricing Studies), one in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and one in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

At the Marshall School of Business, Professor Hiershleifer will lead our ongoing initiative in social and behavioral finance and economics, offering related classes at the Ph.D., master’s and undergraduate levels.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Law, Economics & Organization Workshop