SEF Conference on Experimental Finance


The Brain, Mind & Markets Lab were a strong presence at the 2018 Regional Asia-Pacific Meeting of the Society for Experimental Finance on February 9 and 10, with ten lab members presenting on topics as diverse as the use of “smart drugs” in the Australian financial services industry, the effects of algorithmic traders in creating market bubbles, complexity and human decision making, and comparing the reactions of machine learning systems and humans to unexpectedly large market movements, just to name a few. Honorary fellow Elena Asparouhova delivered the keynote speech on “The Efficient Markets Hypothesis: The Experimental Evidence”.

Many stimulating and productive discussions were had over mounds of Turkish food at the conference dinner and after presentations! The BMMLAB would like to thank the organisers for a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and findings, and we look forward to next year’s meeting.