Current Topics in Behavioral Finance Research

Abstract and Learning Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide advanced insights into several areas of behavioral finance including individual investor behavior, household finance, limits to arbitrage, and (empirical) asset pricing. We will discuss cutting edge papers in these areas with a focus on methodological issues, such as conducting experiments, running surveys, and analyzing big data sets. The course will also include a practical part in which students replicate selected empirical findings related to cross-sectional return patterns.

The course intends to enable students to plan and carry out empirical and experimental research in behavioral finance on their own and prepares for an empirical PhD thesis in this area of finance.

Date of Event:

25. - 28. Juni 2019


KLU Hamburg
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg
1. OG Raum Lecture 3

Prof. Dr. Christoph Merkle
Kühne Logistics University


To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link:

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration deadline: 2. Juni 2019