Behavioral finance symposium at U-M

August 22, 2017
Greta Guest


DATE: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

EVENT: Economics meets law, finance, public policy and psychology in this two-day symposium, featuring financial policy researchers and experts from industry and government. Through keynotes, interdisciplinary panel discussions, and an interactive audience experiment, learn how government units and the private sector are designing new financial products, rewriting investment rules and using technology to better protect consumers and spur innovation—and what those changes mean for small businesses and our overall economy.

Scheduled topics include consumer finance, investment and retirement security, micro-enterprise and small business, and macro financial stability.

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller delivers the keynote address Sept. 14 and Diana Farrell, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Institute, gives the keynote Sept. 15. Also speaking during the event are: U-M professors Dana Muir, Justin Wolfers, John Leahy and Michael Barr; Phyllis Borzi, former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor; Steve Wendel, head of behavioral science at Morningstar; Joseph Tracy, senior adviser to the president of the New York Federal Reserve; Jeroen Nieboer of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority; and Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women’s World Banking.

PLACE: Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium, 1st Floor, 701 Tappan Ave., Ann Arbor


ORGANIZERS: U-M Center on Finance, Law and Policy and ideas42

SPONSORS: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Omidyar Network, Ford School of Public Policy, Ross School of Business

CONTACT: Christie Baer, 734-763-4687,