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International Behavioral Economics Association (iBEAF)

Behavioral Economics and Finance Association at Brandeis

Mission

iBEAF aims to better understand the cognitive reasoning that influences businesses, financial markets and global economic behavior, and thereby prepare its members to excel in the international workforce.

Behavioral economics and finance is about the unseen drivers of financial markets and the greater global economy. The club aims to better understand the cognitive reasoning that influences businesses, financial markets and global economic behavior, and thereby prepares its members to excel in the international workforce. Our interests involve exploring principles of behavioral economics and finance to understand how behavioral, psychological and social phenomena can influence market forces. The club is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. 

Our objectives include:

  • Figuring out how and why people make the decisions they do and how these decisions affect the greater global economy and financial markets
  • Learning how behavioral economics and finance alters our understanding of basic economic and financial problems
  • Learning to use human behavior to succeed in business
  • Meeting with professionals in the Boston area
  • Exploring related fields such as Neuroeconomics
  • Exploring the future of Behavioral Economics and Finance by discussing related news and development

Events and Highlights

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the club aims to engage in the following events:

  • MIT Sloan Neuroeconomics Lab trip
  • TedTalk screenings
  • Partnering wit other Brandeis and Brandeis IBS clubs for networking events
  • Monthly behavior economics and finance puzzle nights
  • Meetings with professionals in the field of behavioral economics and finance
  • Events involving psychology, neuroscience and economics departments at Brandeis