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MSGF Online Seminar - Investment Psychology: Under and after the Covid-19 Pandemic

As the European economies slowly recover from the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic it seems timely to ask whether the crisis will have long lasting effects on investors and financial markets.

In this seminar, Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen from Copenhagen Business School and HKUST will give an overview of investment psychology under and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Investment psychology is an area of behavioral finance, which combines insights from economics and psychology to explain why and how investors act and to understand how this behavior affects the market. Understanding the impact of the pandemic on investment psychology is important, because investor psychology is shaped by past exposure to economic and financial crises. Investment psychology also provides helpful guidance to understand how financial markets reacted to the crisis and how the market will react to the reopening of economies.

Speaker Bio

Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen is Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School and Adjunct Professor Finance at HKUST. He received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Professor Nielsen previously taught at HKUST and Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has been a visiting scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University. From 2015 to 2018 he was the Academic Director of the HKUST-NYU Master of Global Finance program.

Professor Nielsen’s research interests are behavioral finance, corporate governance, family business, and household finance. His research has featured in international newspapers and magazines including Business Week, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Times of India, and Wall Street Journal.

He has studied the consequence of family succession on firm performance, the value of independent directors, why individuals shy away from stocks, the effect of personal exposure to the global financial crisis on risk taking, and households’ decisions to refinance their mortgage. His work has been published in academic journals including American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Review of Finance. His research has been awarded with external financing from competitive research grants on several occasions.

On his area of expertise Professor Nielsen has served as an external advisor, consultant, and lecturer to government agencies and companies in China, Denmark, and Hong Kong. He has been invited to present his research in more than 150 institutions in 32 countries.

Seminar Schedule (Hong Kong time / London time)

18:30 / 11:30 Registration 18:35 / 11:35 Welcome and Introduction 18:40 / 11:40 Presentation 19:35 / 12:35 Q & A 19:45 / 12:45 End

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The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

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