Elise Payzan-Le Nestour

Associate Professor

School of Banking & Finance - PhD, Swiss Finance Institute | MSc Economics, Paris School of Economics | MSc Statistics, Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) | École Normale Supérieure (Ulm 2001)

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About Elise

Elise Payzan-Le Nestour joined the UNSW Australia Business School in September 2010. Elise has also been appointed a Visiting Associate in Economics at the California Institute of Technology from this date.

Elise studies how people perceive and react to uncertainty, specifically with respect to financial risks. Her ongoing research examines how investors assess unstable return distributions, as well as how they adapt their behavior in these rapidly changing conditions. She also studies the neurobiological bases of this behavior. Her neurofinance research builds on recent results and methods from experimental economics, behavioral economics, machine learning, and cognitive neuroscience.

Elise is currently collaborating with researchers in Economics, Finance, and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is teaching the Behavioral Finance course from March 2011.

She obtained her PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI). Prior to studying Finance at the SFI, she completed the first part of her PhD at the London School of Economics, and studied Economics at Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics. She also graduated from the ENSAE, Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, Paris.

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