Lisa Kramer, Ph.D.

Lisa Kramer, Ph.D.

No stranger to the dynamic marketplace of ideas, professor Lisa Kramer has been stirring up controversy in academic and practitioner circles for over a decade. Her research expertise is in behavioural finance—a multidisciplinary subject that blends insights from human psychology with conventional finance. Professor Kramer also has research interests in neuroeconomics, investments, capital market seasonality, human decisions, and emotions. Some of her best-known research identifies instances where investors' psychological tendencies can lead to widespread movements in markets.

She is an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. She earned her Ph.D. in finance from the University of British Columbia.

Lisa’s research has been published in academic outlets including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Her studies have been profiled by media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Reports, The Washington Post, and Business Week. She has delivered seminars at universities, conferences, institutions, and government agencies around the world. Lisa is a founding board member at Mercy for Animals Canada.

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Markets in Mind

A sideways look at behavioral finance, neuroeconomics, and the human side of investing