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About the Course

We make thousands of decisions every day. Do I cross the road now, or wait for the oncoming truck to pass? Should I eat fries or a salad for lunch? How much should I tip the cab driver? We usually make these decisions with almost no thought, using what psychologists call “heuristics” – rules of thumb that enable us to navigate our lives. Without these mental shortcuts, we would be paralyzed by the multitude of daily choices. But in certain circumstances, these shortcuts lead to predictable errors – predictable, that is, if we know what to watch out for. Did you know, for example, that we are naturally biased towards selling investments that are doing well for us, but holding on to those that are doing poorly? Or that we often select sub-optimal insurance payment plans, and routinely purchase insurance that we don’t even need? And why do so many of us fail to enroll in our employer’s corporate retirement plans, even when the employer offers to match our contributions? Behavioral finance is the study of these and dozens of other financial decision-making errors that can be avoided, if we are familiar with the biases that cause them. In this course, we examine these predictable errors, and discover where we are most susceptible to them. This course is intended to guide participants towards better financial choices. Learn how to improve your spending, saving, and investing decisions for the future....

Top reviews

Feb 25, 2020

Good course! There is just one thing I would improve here - an explanation of the mistakes after the tests are done. This improvement should increase the student`s understanding of specific topics.

May 2, 2018

This course was a very good sum up of Daniel Kahneman's thinking fast and slow. Definitely recommend to everyone who would like to know more about our flaws or would like to refresh your knowledge.

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By Saishankar S

Jul 23, 2020

A fabulous course giving a complete overview with lots of examples.

By Merwyn N

Aug 17, 2017

Superb understanding of concepts with relatable everyday examples.


May 9, 2020

Learnt a lot about Behavioral Finance, and that too from scratch.

By Антонина Ф

May 21, 2020

Great course! Thank you for an amazing experience and knowledge.

By Selvi S

May 11, 2020

good one . Little complicated but learnt a lot from the program.


Mar 29, 2018

Muy interesante, ideas confirmadas a evitar y mucho que pensar.

By saibou k

Aug 2, 2016

Excellent course from excellent prof from excellent university.

By Arunava B

May 6, 2020

An excellent course. You get to learn a lot in a limited time.

By Tatiana M

Jun 14, 2020

very practical and i was able to relate the theory with cases

By Lukas V

Jul 22, 2021

Very interesting course, with good teachers and PDF slides!

By Veronica M

Feb 7, 2021

it was an interesting course to have and a very useful one.

By Wee K N

Mar 29, 2020

Very well done! Easy to understand with real-life examples.

By freyja g

Jan 19, 2017

it is a brill course which is interesting and full of magic

By Soungalo O

Apr 29, 2021

Beaucoup est très bien expliqué je remercie le professeur

By Ritesh K

Sep 3, 2021

Very Nice Couse . I found this course very informative .


Apr 7, 2020

Proper time schedule

specific Materials

Proper Explanation

By Hernan

Jul 10, 2019

Great course!! An in deep course with a lot of material.

By Полина А

Apr 26, 2020

Thank you, it was interesting, good examples and tasks!

By Ketan G

Sep 9, 2018

Nice and short

To the point

With great real life examples

By Larisa H

May 19, 2020

Indeed the materials are very useful and well-designed

By Zhongyuan Z

Apr 29, 2019

Great course! Learned a lot! Thank you for having me!

By Ricardo A V

Nov 29, 2016

A glimpse to our mental traps in the field of Finance

By Sneha.S

Jun 1, 2020

Amazing course. The details and terms well explained

By Anton F

Jan 28, 2019

excellent, although some prior knowledge is welcome.


Jul 12, 2020

I love doing this course, It got me learning a lot.