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Behavioral and Social Finance and Accounting

The former section “Financial Markets“ has been rededicated to “Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting". If you are interested in participating in the section, please contact the section heads.

Mission Statement

 

The “behavioral” paradigm has been pervading the different facets of research in the fields of economics and business studies for many years. What all research projects have in common is the analysis of perception mistakes in economic decisions that lead to a deviation from individual rational behaviour. For this purpose, researchers revert to research results of psychology that offers valuable findings for the measurement and origin of perceptions mistakes. However, besides sentimental perceptions and individual emotions, broader societal trends have an impact on decision-making as well. Moral concepts, culture, language, religion, and ideologies evolve in larger groups from persons and influence their decisions. Even (social) networks can initiate and carry on sentiments within groups and thus be relevant decision-making factors.

Based on the existing research studies the section “Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting” analyses relevant issues from the field of Finance & Accounting via behavioral research methods and amplifies them by findings regarding the evolving “social” paradigm. This novel focus of research methods on behavioural and social paradigms requires and promotes close collective research between scientists of economics and business studies, sociology, and psychology. Therefore, the section jointly composes of researchers of economics and business studies as well as of sociology. 

The GGS section “Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting” pools its research activities in regular brown bag lecture series and offers an own working paper series as outlet for research papers.


On October 7 - 8, 2019 the research section "Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting" hosts the 1st Conference on "Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting". For more information, use the following [Link]. 


BSFA Working Paper Series

 

The research section "Behavioral and Social Finance & Accounting“ introduces a new digital Working Paper Series to present the results of ongoing research by members of the section as well as by associated researchers.
Please direct any questions regarding the publications at the particular corresponding author or at Thomas Heyden. E-Mail: 

Please click [here] to view the papers.

 


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