BA 1980‚ Mathematics, UCLA, MA 1983‚ Economics, University of Chicago, PhD 1985‚ Economics, University of Chicago
David Hirshleifer is Robert G. Kirby Chair in Behavioral Finance, a Fellow and former-President of the American Finance Association, and an associate of the NBER. He served as Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, director of the American and Western Finance Associations, and as an editor at other leading finance, economics, and business journals. His Presidential Address to the American Finance Association advocates an emerging paradigm, social economics and finance, which studies how the social transmission of ideas, information and behavior affects markets. His research has won distinguished awards, and he has been keynote speaker at many conferences internationally.