John M. Coates previously traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. He developed techniques for valuing and arbitraging the tails of probability distributions, and for trading low probability events such as financial crises. More recently he has become well known for his research into the biology of risk taking and stress, inspired by his own trading experiences. A few years ago Coates published the praised and best selling book "The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: How Risk-Taking Transforms Us, Body and Mind".
Harrison Hong joined Columbia University in July 2016 as Professor of Economics.
Harrison Hong is one of the most prolific authors in the field of behavioral finance. His research covers topics such as behavioral finance and stock market efficiency, asset pricing and trading under market imperfections, incentives and biases in decision making, organizational form and performance, and social interaction and markets. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Fisher Black Prize from the American Finance Association, given biennially to the top financial scholar under the age of 40.
Ulrike Malmendier is the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
Ulrike Malmendier’s area of focus is the intersection of economics and finance, and why and how individuals make decisions. Her work includes research on CEO overconfidence, the long-term frugality of people who lived through the Great Depression, and the decision-making behind gym membership. In 2013, she was awarded the prestigious Fisher Black Prize from the American Finance Association, given biennially to the top financial scholar under the age of 40.