Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Next up on our schedule is Professor Detlev Suderow, Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis University International Business School.
His specializations include International Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Executive Coaching, and Leadership Traits.
Tufts University, M.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.
University of Zurich, Cert.
Detlev Suderow is the retired Senior Vice President of Human Resource
and Organization Effectiveness for FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR is an
infrared technology company with global operations listed twice as one
of Business Week's 100 fastest growing companies. Prior to joining FLIR
Systems, Detlev Suderow served as Vice President of Human Resources for
Inframetrics, a fast growth, start up technology company.
Detlev is also the Managing Partner in ROA Partners, a global executive coaching and consulting practice, and continues to consult with corporate executives.
His career in high technology includes his role as the Human Resource Manager for CLARiiON, a highly successful entrepreneurial business division of Data General Corporation, and a 13 year career at Digital Equipment Corporation as H.R. Manager, Organizational Development Manager, and Training and Development Manager.
In addition, he has provided consulting services and executive coaching to both small entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 100 companies with global operations. Prior to his career in the private sector, Detlev Suderow was a teacher, college coach, and practicing psychologist.
Detlev is also the career advisor for the undergraduate business program, counsels graduate students at the International Business School, and serves on numerous Brandeis University committees and boards.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Next up on our schedule is Professor Carol Osler, Professor of Finance in the Brandeis International Business School. In addition to being the Program Director for the MAief program she is also iBEAF’s faculty advisor. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet Professor Osler on a more personal level and hear about why she is passionate about Behavioral Economics and Finance.
Her specializations include Currency Market Microstructure, Exchange Rate Dynamics, Financial Markets and Open Economy Macroeconomics.
The goal of currency market microstructure research is to develop better models of short-run exchange-rate dynamics, an effort to which Osler and co-authors have contributed. Current working papers provide a new theory of price discovery in currency markets, show that large foreign exchange dealing banks are better informed than small banks, and identify hedge funds as the main source of private information.
While working in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Research Department in the early 1990s, Osler noticed that bursting asset-price bubbles were dampening investment. This same pattern was bringing sluggish recovery from the 1991 recession not only in the U.S. but in many other developed countries. These observations led to joint papers with colleague Matthew Higgins on Asset Market Hangovers and Economic Growth.
While at the New York Fed, Osler also investigated technical trading. She tested specific trading signals such as the head-and-shoulders pattern and support and resistance levels. In addition, she identified order clustering as a potential source of the predictive power of certain strategies.
Princeton University, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, B.A.
Her list of published works include, but is not limited to:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
iBEAF is excited to announce the second event in our informal speaker series, where we will be bringing in Brandeis University and IBS faculty members interested in behavioral economics and finance to talk about anything and everything to do with the subject. The first meeting was a smashing success all around, so we are delighted to be continuing the series. The informal nature of these meetings means they will evolve based on your questions and areas of interest. The faculty member is interested in talking about what you wish to hear about.
Next up on our schedule is Professor Jane Ebert, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Brandeis International Business School. She is also affiliated with the Department of Psychology.
Her specializations include Consumer judgment and decision-making, affect and emotion,
temporal discounting, and health promotion.
Her research examines in what ways people are (and can be) motivated by future concerns versus more immediate concerns. In one line of research she examines people’s pursuit of and focus on future rewards and goals. This includes understanding the motivation of rewards or goals that occur in the future (such as future monetary rewards or health goals), examining the impact of attention to future goals in challenging circumstances (such as the impact of maintaining a future focus for CEO successors in financially distressed firms), and exploring novel approaches to motivate consumers (such as identifying optimal times for interventions to change health behaviors). In a second line of research, on hedonic prediction, she examines when and why people mispredict their future feelings, and so may be mistaken about their future desires or goals. Her research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Management Science, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
B.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Her list of published works include, but is not limited to:
Ebert, J.E.J. "The surprisingly low motivational power of future rewards: Comparing conventional money-based measures of discounting with motivation-based measures." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 111. (2010): 71-92.
Ebert, J.E.J., Gilbert, D.T., & Wilson, T.D. "Forecasting and backcasting: Predicting the impact of events on the future." Journal of Consumer Research 36. (2009): 353-366.
Cole, C.A., Laurent, G., Drolet, A, Ebert, J.E.J., Gutchess, A., Lambert-Pandraud, R., Mullet, E., Norton, M.I., Peters, E. "Decision Making and Brand Choice by Older Consumers." Marketing Letters 19. (2008): 355-365.
Ebert, J.E.J., & Prelec, D. "The fragility of time: Time-insensitivity and valuation of the near and far future." Management Science 53. (2007): 1423-1438.
Gilbert, D., & Ebert, J.E.J. "Decisions and revisions: The affective forecasting of changeable outcomes." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 82. (2002): 503-514.
Ebert, J.E.J. "The role of cognitive resources in the valuation of near and far future events." Acta Psychologica 108. (2001): 155-71.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
First on our schedule is Professor Debarshi K. Nandi, Associate Professor of Finance in the Brandeis International Business School.
His specializations include Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Intermediation, with specific interests in the going public decision of firms, IPOs, Venture Capital, Angel financing, Firm Productivity, Syndicated Loans and Hedge Funds.
Many of his research projects utilize establishment level business micro-data of the U.S. Census Bureau in analyzing issues that relate to value creation in firms while they are still private and also on the growth of entrepreneurship and new business creation. With regard to financial intermediation, his interests include issues related to loan syndication and contracting and agency problems in banking.
Boston College, Ph.D.
University of Calcutta, M.S.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
What follows is a small sampling of articles the members of iBEAF have come across during the summer and found interesting for publishing in this platform.
57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think
Yes, Credit Cards Are Making You a Bad Person