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  •  Business School Hosts Economists May 4 and 5

    Monday, Apr. 30, 2012 11:51 AM

    Can your Facebook status land you a job? Are investors born in the Depression-era really that different from Baby Boomer stockholders?  Are women more altruistic than men? Economists will explore these questions and others at the Bay Area Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop (BABEEW) at Santa Clara University on May 4 and 5, hosted by the Leavey School of Business.

    "We're delighted to welcome nearly 60 scholars to Santa Clara University this weekend," said John Ifcher, assistant professor of economics and co-organizer of the workshop. "With a significant number of behavioral economists in the Bay Area, SCU is the ideal location in which to bring these scholars together.”

    Behavioral economics modifies the traditional economic model of human activity, which is based on traits of unbounded rationality, unbounded willpower, and unbounded selfishness, according to an online entry by University of Chicago scholar Richard H. Thaler and Harvard University professor Sendhil Mullainathan in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

    For more information on the conference, visit the workshop website at

    About the Santa Clara University School of Business

    The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA and Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News, Princeton Review, and others. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating prosperity within an ethical framework, as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. The School opened its $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in Fall 2008. For more information, see



  •  Statman Book Signing on November 11

    Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 12:08 PM

    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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