World leading academics join FBE


                                  Frm left: Professors Dave Ribar, Julie Ozanne and Peter Bossaerts

                      From left: Professors Dave Ribar, Julie Ozanne and Peter Bossaerts


World-leading academics in the fields of poverty, experimental finance and consumer empowerment will join the University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, bolstering research and teaching capacity.

Professor Peter Bossaerts — one of the world’s leaders in experimental decision making research in finance and economics — has been appointed Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience.

One of the founders of the discipline of neuro economics, Professor Bossaerts’s work is widely regarded as having transformed society’s understanding of how humans perceive and take risks. He joins the University from the California Institute of Technology.

Professor David Ribar is a world authority in the economics of poverty, social assistance, household economics and food security, and will become a Professorial Fellow in Poverty Economics at the Faculty’s Melbourne Institute. Professor Ribar’s research focuses on the causes of housing insecurity.

(Click here to read Professor Ribar’s past research ‘Is Leaving Home A Hardship?’)

And Professor Julie Ozanne has been appointed Professor of Marketing, with her work to address the well-being of poorly literate and low-income consumers.

Professor Ozanne is currently the Sonny Merryman Professor of Business at Virginia Tech in the United States.

The Faculty Dean, Professor Paul Kofman, has heralded the appointments.

“We’re truly honoured and excited these pioneering academics, who are at the cutting edge of their respective disciplines, will be joining us” he said.

“These appointments underline our commitment to world class research into the challenges facing society today.”

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