I study how indi­vid­u­als appre­hend finan­cial risks, by inves­ti­gat­ing both actual behav­ior and its neural bases. I use the knowl­edge and method­olog­i­cal tools of sev­eral fields – chiefly exper­i­men­tal eco­nom­ics, finan­cial eco­nom­ics, and com­pu­ta­tional neu­ro­science – to bet­ter under­stand why mar­ket par­tic­i­pants behave the way they do. I do research and teach­ing in this area.

I am cur­rently col­lab­o­rat­ing with researchers in Eco­nom­ics, Finance, and Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science. I am teach­ing the Behav­ioral Finance course at the UNSW Busi­ness School from March 2011.

I was also a Vis­it­ing Asso­ciate at Cal­tech from 2010 to 2014.

I earned my PhD (from the Swiss Finance Insti­tute at the École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne) in 2009. I am also a for­mer stu­dent from the École Nor­male Supérieure de la Rue d’Ulm.

Please see my CV for more infor­ma­tion.

Off tenure clock dur­ing aca­d­e­mic year 2011 and aca­d­e­mic year 2014 due to mater­nity leaves.

Research Areas

Behav­ioral Finance, Neu­ro­fi­nance, Exper­i­men­tal Eco­nom­ics / Finance


Please feel free to con­tact me using my details avail­able on the side­bar. I very much wel­come inter­act­ing with aca­d­e­mics in Finance of course, but also with col­leagues in other fields. I am a firm believer that research break­throughs are greatly facil­i­tated when look­ing at an issue from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives, and I am thriv­ing to work in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary envi­ron­ment.

If you are a finance prac­ti­tioner in the pri­vate sec­tor, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me as well. I am already inter­act­ing with prac­ti­tion­ers and I would greatly value the oppor­tu­nity to have your feed­back on my results, dis­cuss poten­tial appli­ca­tions, etc.

In short, if you want to dis­cuss, please do get in touch!