I am a Sci­en­tia Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in Finance at the Uni­ver­si­ty of New South Wales Busi­ness School. 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, Psy­chol­o­gy 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 obtained my PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Insti­tute at École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne de Lau­sanne in 2009. Pri­or to study­ing Finance at the SFI, I com­plet­ed the first part of my PhD at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and stud­ied Eco­nom­ics at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty. I also hold a diplo­ma of engi­neer sta­tis­ti­cian from the ENSAE, Paris, and grad­u­at­ed from the École Nor­male Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm in Paris. 

Please see my CV for more infor­ma­tion.

Research Areas

Behav­ioral Finance, Neu­ro­fi­nance, Exper­i­men­tal Eco­nom­ics / Finance