Behavioural finance is a topic that has gained considerable attention in recent years. It studies human behaviour in financial markets. As such, it is a truly interdisciplinary field at the cross section of finance, psychology, economics and sociology.
The Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) was established in January 2008. It is led by Professor Gulnur Muradoglu at Cass Business School.
BFWG exists to perform world leading research in behavioural Finance. It brings together practitioners with internationally respected academics in finance, psychology, sociology and economics through discussion groups, workshops and conferences. We also provide specialist consultancy on financial decision making processes to financial services industry and regulatory agencies. We have sponsors from industry, we organise conferences with practitioner talks and dedicated PhD sessions as well as regular sessions where academic papers are presented. This makes us an ideal hub for research students in Behavioural Finance.
The Group aims to:
- Facilitate interdisciplinary work by integrating finance, psychology, sociology and economics
- Promote the field of behavioural finance
- Facilitate interaction between academia and industry to ensure that we have a better understanding of the world around us
- Develop models that can be successfully implemented.