The seminar gives an introduction into various aspects of investing behavior. Investors are expected to act irrationally and without complete information. Investors as actors and their behavior are in the focus of analysis. We investigate how investment decisions are formed and how investors err. We look at strategies and instruments to alleviate those errors.
Please note: The mandatory Kick-Off and the assignment of the topics will be held on Thursday, 14.10.2021, from 14.00 –18.00 in room VMP 9 B528.
14.10.2021, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Kick-off meeting and assignment of topics
11.11.2021, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Literature search with Web of Science
09.12.2021, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Discussion of the table of contents
06.01.2022, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Presentation of topics from:
Block 1: Foundations of Investors' Behavior
Block 2: (Multidimensional) Investor Goals
13.01.2022, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Presentation of topics from:
Block 3: Imperfect Information
Block 4: Limitations of Human Cognition
20.01.2022, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Presentation of topics from:
Block 5: Biases in Information Processing
Block 6: Execution of Investments
27.01.2022, 14:00 - 18:00 in VMP 9 B528: Presentation of topics from:
Block 7: Consequences
Block 8: Trends
01.03.2022 Deadline for handling in the written report
You can find recommended literature for the different topics in the syllabus.
Additional information regarding the examination:
To pass the course, you have to successfully pass the following examinations:
1. Written Report (due two weeks before assigned presentation date, electronic and print version; scope 12-15 pages per person). Detailed outlines may be sent to Prof. Teichert in advance to get feedback before handing in.
2. Presentation of own topic (15 to 20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)
3. Short presentation (5 min) on topic of fellow students with critical feedback. Assignment is conducted by the Chair. The documents are sent out two weeks in advance. Short presentation is the formal requirement to be eligible for examination.