Congratulations to AFA Fellow Richard Thaler on his receipt of the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Date Posted: October 12, 2017

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Richard Thaler is a pioneer in the fields of behavioral economics and behavioral finance. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in announcing the prize, explained that "Thaler has incorporated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making ... he has shown how these human traits systematically affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes." The committee cites three of Thaler’s publications in the Journal of Finance in its Scientific Background Document:

De Bondt, W.F.M., and R.H. Thaler. 1985. Does the Stock Market Overreact? Journal of
Finance 40, 793-805.

De Bondt, W.F.M. and R.H. Thaler. 1987. Further Evidence on Investor Overreaction and
Stock Market Seasonality. Journal of Finance 42, 557-581.

Lee, C.M.C., A. Shleifer, and R.H. Thaler. 1991. Investor Sentiment and the Closed-End
Fund Puzzle. Journal of Finance 46, 75-109.

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