Behavioral finance is the study of the influence of psychology on the behavior of financial practitioners. In the course, you will learn about the wide range of decision making biases and information processing errors that influence our financial decision making.
We’ll start the course with what behavioral finance is and how it impacts on financial markets. We will then explore the most common self-deception biases, cognitive biases, and emotional biases. We will discuss their causes and potential measures you can take to manage them. We’ll finish the course by discussing loss aversion and the herding bias.