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Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance: Identifying and Capitalizing on Irrational Investment Practices

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Program Director: Ariana Diaz
Session Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and campus closure, the next session of this program has been cancelled. Please complete this form to receive information when the next session is announced.

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, curricular materials and most meals. Housing is not included. 

Common biases. Irrational investment behaviors. Decision-trap situations.

In today’s ever-changing and complex financial markets, senior executives responsible for managing client assets need to understand the factors that produce sub-optimal outcomes for investors.

Led by a faculty of intellectual thought leaders and foremost practitioners, Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance presents a revolutionary new science for investment decision making: behavioral finance. In two intensive days, you'll learn the central principles surrounding the psychology of decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty, with a focus on practical applications for those responsible for managing assets and constructing portfolios for investment clients.

Hear from Faculty Chair Richard Zeckhauser

Watch Faculty Chair Richard Zeckhauser and HKS Professor Dan Levy discuss the triumphs and failures of making important decisions in groups.

The Science Behind Investment Decision Making

Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance will enable you to:

  • Understand the applied science of effective decision making.
  • Discover how our brains are not wired to deal with the decisions that modern financial markets require and ways to adjust for these shortcomings.
  • Learn how and why financial bubbles develop and strategies for recognizing them.
  • Identify the psychological reasons that lead investors to make severe investment errors.