Elise Payzan-Le Nestour is Scientia Fellow Associate Professor at the UNSW Business School. Her research program aims to elucidate how people perceive and react to financial risks, using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods from decision neuroscience, experimental economics, and financial economics. Elise has been collaborating with top behavioral scientists worldwide, both from North America (Brown University, The California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and The Wharton Business School) and Europe (Geneva University)
She obtained her PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. 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. She also holds a diploma of engineer statistician from the ENSAE, Paris, and graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, Paris. She joined the UNSW Business School in September 2010.
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