The Center for Behavioral Finance

The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance is dedicated to providing advanced education, outreach and research in the field of behavioral finance and economics.

The center’s efforts are driven by its Executive Director James Valentine and the Driehaus Chair for Behavioral Finance Hongjun Yan.

Executive Director James Valentine
James Valentine serves as the executive director of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance. Valentine started his career as an equity research analyst, where the major North American investor polls ranked him among the top three in his sector for 10 consecutive years and Forbes identified him as one of the top three among all 2,000 U.S. sell-side analysts.

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Professor Hongjun Yan
Professor Hongjun Yan is the Driehaus Chair for Behavioral Finance. His research efforts in behavioral finance are internationally recognized. He came to DePaul in 2016 from Yale University.

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Elijah Brewer

Elijah Brewer serves as the chair of the Department of Finance. Brewer is also a professor of finance and teaches courses in commercial banking, money and banking, and money and capital markets. Before joining the university in 2005, Brewer was an assistant vice president in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where he was employed for over 25 years. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Contemporary Policy Issues, and the Journal of Economics and Business.​

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The New Ideas in Behavioral Finance is published by the Department of Finance at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. The views expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Finance. New Ideas in Behavioral Finance articles may be reproduced in whole or in part, provided the articles are not reproduced or distributed for commercial gain and provided the source is appropriately credited. Prior written permission must be obtained for any other reproduction, distribution, republication, or creation of derivative works of New Ideas in Behavioral Finance articles. To request permission, please contact Eric Holst at 312-362-8513 or email eholst1@depaul.edu.

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