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Richard Fairchild discusses emotional corporate finance at 2013 Behavioural Finance Forum

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Dr Richard Fairchild

Dr Richard Fairchild, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Finance at the School of Management recently joined a panel of leading international finance academics and practitioners at the 2013 Behavioural Finance Forum, organised by Broadcast PR Business, at the Gherkin in London on 26th March.

The aim of the forum was to discuss the impact of human behaviour and emotions on financial markets, and to consider the role of behavioural finance in our understanding of the financial crisis.

Richard discussed his latest research into the new, cutting-edge area of emotional finance, which takes a Freudian psychoanalytical approach to understanding the impact of unconscious emotions of traders and managers on stock market cyclical behaviour (bubbles and crashes).  Particularly, how market volatility may come from volatility of emotions.

Highlights of the Forum, featuring Richard, can be found in this video and his recent paper on emotional finance can be accessed here

Notes to editors

Richard is associate member of the Aston Centre for Research in Experimental Finance (ACREF) and a member of the SAFE (Seminars in Accounting and Finance) research network. He has recently been appointed as editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance.
Please visit Richard’s faculty page for more information.

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