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About the Course
Over an eight-week period, the course will reveal the biases and volatility inherent to the human decision-making process in finance.
You will learn to:
- Describe concepts such as utility, probability weighting, the certainty effect, survivorship bias, risk, gains, and losses
- Explain the causation/correlation error, the mental error in probability weighting, the consequences of the anchoring bias, overtrading due to overconfidence, the equity premium puzzle, and active vs. passive mutual funds
- Evaluate subjective vs. absolute probabilities, overconfidence as the “mother of all biases,” and the framing and reversal of preferences
After completing the course, you will be able to:
- Understand the psychology behind financial decisions made by business leaders and investors
- Neutralize relevant biases
- Make and encourage better ﬁnancial decisions
- Explain the consumer choice theory
- Differentiate between mental models related to behavioral finance
Diverse market anomalies, especially those related to the stock market, can be explained through psychological biases and influences. At a time of increased uncertainty and market volatility, behavioral finance is growing in practice. Advisors seek to incorporate this analysis into their wealth management processes to improve the client experience, deepen relationships, and deliver better results.
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- Behavioral Economics Researcher
- Behavioral Scientist
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Associate
- Investment Manager
- Personal Financial Advisor
Meet Your Instructor
George Dan founded User Nudge, Inc. as part of a lifelong journey to understand human decisions. Leveraging behavioral science, the company focuses on how those using online interfaces make decisions. Dan earned his MBA from Chicago Booth in 2008.
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