Terrance Odean

Professor | The Rudd Family Foundation Chair


Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at Berkeley Haas. As an undergraduate at Berkeley, Odean studied Judgment and Decision Making with the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Daniel Kahneman. This led to his research focus on how psychologically motivated decisions affect investor welfare and securities prices.

He is a Member of the Journal of Investment Consulting editorial advisory board; the Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable; and the WU Gutmann Center Academic Advisory Board at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has also been an Editor and an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies; an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance; a Co-editor of a special issue of Management Science; an Associate Editor at the Journal of Behavioral Finance; a Director of UC Berkeley’s Experimental Social Science Laboratory; a Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway; and the Willis H. Booth Professor of Finance and Banking and Chair of the Finance Group at Berkeley Haas.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Influence of Individual Investors on Asset Prices
  • Investor Behavior
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Investor Welfare
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