Prof. Itzhak Venezia

Itzhak Venezia is a Professor of Finance at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, the Chairman of the MBA program and of the Finance Area for the MBA studies.

He holds the Sanger Chair of Banking and Risk Management (emeritus) at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel where he taught prior to assuming his current position. Professor Venezia is the editor in chief of the Lecture Notes Series in Finance, and the editor of the book: Behavioral Finance: Where do Investors Biases Come From? And of the forthcoming book “ Behavioral Finance: The Coming of Age ”. He also authored the book "Lecture Notes in Behavioral Finance."

Itzhak has published numerous papers in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of banking and Finance, Management Science, and is the joint editor of the book: Bridging the GAAP: Recent Advances in Accounting and Finance.

He taught as a visiting professor at Yale University, The University of California, Los Angeles, Rutgers University, and Northwestern University.

Professor Venezia’s research currently concentrates on Behavioral Finance, where he contributes profoundly to the better understanding of the disposition effect, herding, the differences in biases between amateurs and professionals, and other issues. Itzhak holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.