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Program Committee

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Papers

The financial Crisis and the financial literature / Alon Raviv

Currency Anomalies / Söhnke M. Bartram, Leslie Djuranovik, and Anthony Garratt 

Analyst Recommendation Revisions and Subsequent Price Drifts: Behavioral Aspects / Andrey Kudryavtsev: Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel

Bharat Sarath, Rutgers University, Optimal Contracts Under Intra-Shareholder Conflicts

 

The Fed and the Stock Market: A Tale of Sentiment States/ Haifeng Guo, Chi-Hsiou D. Hung, Alexandros Kontonikas

Lay perceptions about the pension system in Israel / David Leiser and Hernan Rosenbaum

The Effect of Time-Induced Stress on Financial Decision Making in Real Markets:The Case of Traffic Congestion / Sergey Gelman John Molson School of Business Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West Montreal H3G 1M8, Canada, Doron Kliger Department of Economics ,University of Haifa ,Rabin BLDG, Haifa 31905, Israel

Do Executive Compensation Contracts Maximize Firm Value? Indications from a QuasiNatural Experiment / Menachem (Meni) Abudy Bar-Ilan University, School of Business Administration, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 5290002 Dan Amiram* Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management, Ramat Aviv, Israel, 6997801 Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Oded Rozenbaum The George Washington University, 2201 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 Efrat Shust The Open University of Israel, Department of Management and Economics, Raanana, Israel, 4353701

Reductions in CEO Career Horizons and Corporate Policies / Nihat Aktas, Audra Boone, Ettore Croci, and Andrea Signori

“Emotions and Game Theory” / Eyal Winter

How are Investor Trading Activity and Performance Affected by Major Lifecycle Events? The Case of Divorce / Andrew Grant Petko S. Kalev Avanidhar Subrahmanyam P. Joakim Westerholm

Inaccurate Financial Pension Decisions: A Terror Management Paradigm / Erez Yaakobi and Ido Kallir

Analysts Unfavorable Recommendation Initiations / Joshua Livnat jlivnat@stern.nyu.edu New York University Quantitative Management Associates, Kate Suslava ks063@bucknell.edu Bucknell University, Yakun Wang wangyakun@cuhk.edu.cn Chinese University of Hongkong, Shenzhen, Li Zhang lizhang@business.rutgers.edu Rutgers University, Chen Zhao zhaochen@swufe.edu.cn Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Intention-Based Disposition Effect in Experimental Asset Markets with Long Horizon / Zvika Afik, Yaron Lahav, Liran Maymoni

The contested significance of financial expertise in predicting short- and longterm risk and return on the stock market / Magnus Jansson(a) University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Company Name Fluency and Stock Returns / Maurizio Montonea , Martijn J. van den Assemb,c,∗ , Remco C. J. Zwinkelsb,c

Does Financial Regulation Unintentionally Ignore Less Privileged Populations? The Investigation of a Regulatory Fintech Advancement, Objective and Subjective Financial Literacy / Maya Haran Rosena and Orly Sade, Finance Department, Business School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Borrowers Responses to Protective Mortgage Regulation / Yevgeny Mugerman and Moran Ofir

Merger success: The behavioral perspective /  Christina Atanasova: Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University; Yevgeny Mugerman: Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University; Beni Lauterbach:  Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University.

Behavioral Attributes of Strategic Default: Evidence From the Foreclosure Moratorium in Greece / Nikolaos Artavanis and Ioannis Spyridopoulos 1University of Massachusetts Amherst &

 

Virginia Tech American University

Household Financial Risk Tolerance in Europe / Nora Laurinaityte

Unintended Consequences of Minimum Annuity Laws: An Experimental Study / Abigail Hurwitz, Orly Sade, Eyal Winter

CLARIFYING MANAGERIAL BIASES USING A PROBABILISTIC FRAMEWORK / Polina Ellina, Briance Mascarenhas, Panayiotis Theodossiou

 

Scales that make us better people:The effect of scales on the perceived severity of financial misconduct / Shahar Ayal, Ofer Senderey, and Guy Hochman School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

PROSPECT THEORY AND THE INVESTMENT HORIZON / Moshe Levy and Haim Levy

The willingness to accommodate small losses for worthy structured gains - experimental evidence / Doron Sonsino. Center for Academic Studies, Or-Yehuda and Economics Department, BenGurion University Yaron Lahav. Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management. Ben-Gurion University. Yefim Roth. Human Resources Department. Haifa University.

Do Robots Increase Wealth Dispersion? / THOMAS JANSSON and YIGITCAN KARABULUT

 

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: Behavior of Investors in Biotechnology Firms Post-IPOs / Tiran Rothman WIZO Academic College, School of Management  Haganim 21, Haifa and Smadar Siev Ono Academic College, Faculty of Business Administration, Haifa Campus

Manipulation in prediction markets /  Lawrence Choo Todd R. Kaplan Ro’i Zultan

Does corporate governance matter? Evidence from the AGR governance rating / Alberto Plazzi, Walter Torous, Umit Yilmaz

Can Bubbles in Asset Markets be Explained by Heterogeneity of Beliefs? An Experimental Study / Yukihiko Funaki, Ryuichiro Ishikawa Yaron Lahav, Charles N. Noussair

The Exclamation Mark of Cain: Risk Salience and Mutual Fund Flows / Yevgeny Mugerman, Nadav Steinberg Zvi Wiener