Nicholas C. Barberis
Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Finance
Professor Barberis’ research focuses on behavioral finance—in particular, on applications of cognitive psychology to understanding investor trading behavior and the pricing of financial assets. He has published extensively in the top economics and finance journals, gives frequent presentations about his work to both academic and non-academic audiences, and has won numerous awards for both research and teaching. Prior to coming to Yale University, Professor Barberis taught at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Olivia S. Mitchell
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell is International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mitchell is also Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Allspring Mutual Fund Boards; Co-Investigator for the HRS at the University of Michigan; and Executive Board member for the Michigan Retirement Research Center; she recently served as Vice President of the American Economic Association. Her research focuses on pensions, risk management, financial literacy, household finance, and public finance. She was awarded the FINRA Investor Education Foundation Ketchum Prize; the Fidelity Pyramid Prize for research improving lifelong financial well-being; the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession; the Roger F. Murray First Prize (twice) from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance; and the Premio Internazionale Dell’Istituto Nazionale Delle Assicurazioni from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Her study of Social Security reform won the Paul Samuelson Award for “Outstanding Writing on Lifelong Financial Security” from TIAA-CREF. Most recently, she received the Robert C. Witt Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association for her study with Dan Gottlieb entitled “Narrow Framing and Long-Term Care Insurance” in the Journal of Risk and Insurance. She received the MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the BA in Economics from Harvard University.
AXA Professor of Household Finance
Luigi Guiso is the AXA Professor of Household Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome. He has held positions at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at the European University Institute in Florence. He has directed the Finance Programme at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and taught as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University and Imperial College. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association. Besides his work in the field of household finance, he has contributed research in the field of labor economics, firm investments and financial decisions, entrepreneurship and banking, political economy and institutions, and in the field of culture and economics. His research has been published in major scholarly journals such as The Review of Economic Studies, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and Econometrica.