Human Judgement and Investment Manias


Jennifer Cook from The University of Melbourne’s UpClose series talks to Dr Charles Noussair and Dr Tom Wilkening about asset bubbles and their creation and the effect when they pop has far reaching and often devastating consequences for financial markets.

Professor Charles Noussair received his B.A degree in economics and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology. He has held positions on the faculties of Erasmus, Purdue, Emory, and Tilburg Universities. He is an adjunct professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne for one month each year.

Dr. Tom Wilkening received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2008.  He conducts research in the fields of Experimental Economics, Market Design, and Development. His current research focuses on the aggregation of information in markets and institutions, the persistence of regulation, market design for antiquity preservation, and on the behavioural forces that affect optimal contracting.

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