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APAC meeting entitled “Scrooged: the Ghost of Crisis”

PULLMAN – The upcoming Administrative Professional Advisory Coucil meeting (APAC) will be from 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 in Murrow, Room 55 at WSU.

John Nofsinger, this month’s speaker, will lecture on the U.S. financial crisis in his speech entitled “Scrooged: The Ghost of Crisis.”

All meetings are open to the public.

Individuals wishing to attend via a phone bridge should contact Gayle Anderson prior to the meeting at (509) 335-8344 for necessary information.

Connecting sites include:

WSU Moses Lake: Big Bend Community College
WSU Olympia: Gov’t Relations Conference Room
WSU Puyallup: K109A
WSU Spokane: SAC 415
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Emotion and finances a risky combination

John Nofsinger in College of Business Financial Markets Laboratory

 

 

“When it comes to investing money, people don’t always make rational decisions,” said John Nofsinger, associate professor in the Department of Finance and Nihoul Faculty Fellow in Finance. His viewpoint – which flies in the face of traditional investing theory – is shared by a growing number of researchers in the up-and-coming field of behavioral finance.

 

As Nofsinger explains in his book, “The Psychology of Investing,” finance theory originally was based on assumptions that people make rational decisions and unbiased predictions about the future in order … » More …