Behavioral Finance Forum (BeFi) Web Seminars
The BeFi Web Seminars feature online presentations that provide a novel meeting space for leading industry and academic members worldwide to share ideas and present innovative research. These live presentations are viewed online while accessing audio through the telephone. They generally last one hour and conclude with a Q&A session.
Saurabh Bhargava, assistant professor of economics from Carnegie Mellon University, presents a webinar on research into health plan choices made by employees.
Suzanne Shu from UCLA, and John W. Payne and Namika Sagara from Duke University, present a webinar on the psychological processes underlying Social Security claiming decisions.
Anya Savikhin Samek from the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides an overview of work in the area of using visual representations of data to assist individuals with financial decisionmaking and improve financial literacy.
Craig R. Fox discusses the importance of both subjective and objective knowledge in financial decision making.
Andrew M. Parker reviews the literature on confidence and decisionmaking and presents results from data analyzed from a national sample recruited through RAND's American Life Panel, which examined the relationship of confidence with self-reported and actual financial decisions.
Philip Armour presents an overview of how information interventions such as the Social Security Statement can affect behavior.
Two webinars are available in PDF format only:
Financial Issues Facing Consumers [PDF]
Presented by Industry Members on May 28, 2008.
Risk Questionnaires and Behavioral Portfolios [PDF]
Presented by Meir Statman on Feb 27, 2008.
A presentation by Shlomo Benartzi on March 18, 2015, "Thinking Smarter: Seven Steps to Your Fulfilling Retirement … and Life", was not recorded.