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) is led by Professor Gulnur Muradoglu at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London.
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 the 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:
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BFWG has more than seven hundred members from all over the world including academics in Finance, Psychology, Sociology, Economics and Accounting, PhD students, and Practitioners.
How to become a member?
If you would like more information on the group or would like to join the BFWG please send your CV by email to email@example.com along with the following with the following information:
Upon receipt of your email your request will be evaluated and you will be contacted by a member of staff.
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Behavioural Finance Working Group 15th Annual Conference
Conference Theme: Networks and Social Connections in Finance
Call for Papers
Dates: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2022
Location: Graduate Centre, Queen Mary Mile End Campus, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School and Editor of Review of Financial Studies
Organisers: Prof. Gulnur Muradoglu (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) and Prof. Arman Eshraghi (Cardiff University, UK)
Conference fee: Early bird registration fee £200 by Friday 8 April, standard registration fee £300 after. Register here or copy the following link into your browser: https://eshop.qmul.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences-events/conferences-events/behavioural-finance-working-group-2022 Fee waivers are available for PhD students. Visit the registration link to apply.
Call for Papers:
Submissions are now closed for BFWG 2O22.
The Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) conference is a two-day meeting, jointly organized by the BFWG and Queen Mary, University of London, UK. It examines a wide range of behavioural finance topics, ranging between financial decision making and biases, herding, corporate finance, fund management, asset pricing, financial forecasting, volatility, and market sentiment.
We particularly welcome submissions related to social finance, the impact of networks and relationships in finance, the role of social media and sentiment, social and cultural effects among others. However, as usual, we will consider papers in all areas of common concern to those working in behavioural finance and related areas.
The Conference features a dedicated PhD sessions supported by ICAEW’s Charitable Trusts and a Practitioner’s Round Table.
Special Issues: Accepted papers may be invited to a special issue of the International Review of Economics and Finance, and the Review of Behavioural Finance. Further information about the submission process will be shared during the conference.
International Review of Economics and Finance: www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-review-of-economics-and-finance
Review of Behavioural Finance: www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/rbf
Best Paper Awards: Two best paper awards will be given for papers presented at the conference. Review of Behavioural Finance will give a Best Quantitative Paper Award and the Qualitative Research in Financial Markets will give a Best Qualitative Paper award.
Submission Deadline: We invite you to submit extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers by the Friday, 28 January 2022. The organizers will come back with a decision within two weeks after this deadline.
Deadline: We invite you to submit extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers by the deadline of January 28 2022 via completing the following web form and attaching a PDF version of the manuscript here or by pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/research/research-centres/behavioural-finance-working-group/bfwg-call-for-papers/ The organisers will come back with a decision within two weeks after this deadline. Any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org Extended abstracts, papers-in-progress or full papers will be considered for the conference program with the understanding that they will be finished by the time of the conference.
2019 Conference - Can Behavioural Finance inform Volatility Modeling/Forecasting?Organised and chaired by Vasileios Kallinterakis (University of Liverpool, UK), Dimos Kambouroudis (University of Stirling, UK) and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2018 Conference - Behavioural finance in advanced and emerging marketsOrganised and chaired by Professor Ali M. Kutan (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA) and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2017 Conference - Sentiment and mood finance Organised and chaired by Professor Darren Duxbury, Newcastle University Business School and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2016 Conference - Financial regulation and the politics of financeOrganised and chaired by Dr Kim Kaivanto, Lancaster University, and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2015 Conference - Financial regulation in response to the financial crisis: seven years onOrganised and chaired by Professor William Forbes, Loughborough University, Professor Joanna Gray, Newcastle University, and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2014 Conference - Emotions in financeOrganised and chaired by Professor Richard Taffler, Edinburgh University, and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2013 Conference - How the poor manage their financesOrganised and chaired by Professor Peter Ayton, School of Psychology, City University London, and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Queen Mary University of London.
2012 Conference - Behavioural corporate financeOrganised and chaired by Professor Scott Moeller, Cass Business School, and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Cass Business School.
2011 Conference - Behavioural finance and economic psychology: Recent developmentsOrganised and chaired by Professor Nigel Harvey, University College London Psychology Department and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Cass Business School.
2010 Conference - Fairness, trust and emotions in financeOrganised and chaired by Dr Richard Fairchild, School of Management, University of Bath and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Cass Business School.
2009 Conference - Behavioural perspectives on the financial crisisOrganised and Chaired by Professor William Forbes, Loughborough University and Professor Gulnur Muradoglu Cass Business School.
2009 - Behavioural Finance Working Group First MeetingOrganised by Professor Gulnur Muradoglu, Cass Business School.