RAND Behavioral Finance Forum

The RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum is a year-long event that brings together academic, financial, and government leaders to share cutting-edge behavioral research in financial decisionmaking and related topics through an annual conference and webinar series.

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BeFi 2017 Call for Papers

The RAND Behavioral Finance Forum will be holding its annual conference this year on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at The Pew Charitable Trusts' conference center at 901 E Street, NW in Washington, D.C.

We are inviting submissions for session presentations in the broad areas of behavioral finance, behavioral economics, and financial decisionmaking. The conference will bring together leaders from academia, government, regulatory agencies, and industry to share the latest research and exchange ideas on how to leverage behavioral principles to promote financial well-being. The agenda will allow ample exposure to current policy issues, opportunities to highlight your work, and a focus on building collaborations across individuals, sectors, and institutions.

Interested presenters are invited to submit abstracts by Friday, July 28, 2017. Please send an abstract (500-word limit) summarizing the title and key findings, along with implications/applications that you would like to highlight to befi@rand.org.

BeFi Conferences

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum 2016

    Nov 14, 2016

    Innovative Applications of Behavioral Economics in Consumer and Government Decisionmaking was the theme of the November 14, 2016 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, presented in partnership with the World Bank Global Insights Initiative (GINI). Nobel Laureate George Akerlof gave the keynote address.

  • RAND Behavioral Finance Forum Fall 2015

    Oct 21, 2015

    Consumer Financial Decision Making was the theme of the 2015 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum on October 21, presented in partnership with the Aspen Institute, and in collaboration with the Institute for the Future. Dr. Robert J. Shiller gave the keynote address.

Past Conferences

BeFi Webinar Series

Following our annual showcase event in the fall, we will be conducting a series of hour-long webinars featuring a more in-depth look at behavioral finance topics. Like the BeFi Roundtable, the webinars provide an opportunity to exchange ideas that are at the cutting edge of behavioral finance and how they can be incorporated into public policy and efforts to improve financial decisionmaking and well-being.

Recommended webinars are below. A full list of past webinars are available online.

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