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Statman Book Signing on November 11

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Finance Professor Meir Statman will sign his new book, "What Investors Really Want," at a reception on Thursday, November 11, in Lucas Hall.

The book will be available for purchase at the event, and Professor Statman will give a brief talk about the topics he covers in the book. RSVP at

Builiding on his research as a behavioral finance scholar, "What Investors Really Want" explores the real world of investing, examining the mind-sets and motivations behind major money decisions. Statman reveals:

  • How our desire for free investment lunches can leave us with no lunches
  • How our desire to win the investment game can turn us into losers
  • How we struggle between spending too much and spending too little
  • How to know what's really important in life
  • How to recognize and confront the regret that accompanies losses

Meir Statman is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Visiting Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

His research on behavioral finance has been supported by the National Science Foundation, CFA Institute, and Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and has been published in the Journal of Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and many other publications. A recipient of two IMCA Journal Awards, the Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper on Socially Responsible Investing, and three Graham and Dodd Awards, Statman consults with many investment companies and presents his work to academics and professionals in the U.S. and abroad.

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