David Hirshleifer

David Hirshleifer is Merage Chair and Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Merage School
of Business, University of California-Irvine. He is a Fellow and former president of the American
Finance Association. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and
has served as Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, director of the American and
Western Finance Associations, and co-editor and associate editor at leading finance, economics,
and business journals. In his Presidential Address to the American Finance Association, he
argues for an emerging paradigm, social economics, and finance, which studies how biases in
the social transmission of ideas, information, and behavior affect markets and asset prices. His
research interests include behavioral economics and finance, and other topics in the
investments and corporate finance fields. His papers have won various research awards,
including the Smith Breeden Award for outstanding paper in the Journal of Finance. He has
been keynote or plenary speaker at many conferences internationally. He was previously on the
faculties of UCLA, University of Michigan, and Ohio State University, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In his ample spare time, he composes classical music and sight-
reads on the piano.

Website: https://sites.uci.edu/dhirshle/
Twitter: @4misceldah
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hirshleifer-aa2b9024/

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December 21, 2020 in Economy

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