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Lisa Kramer

Professor of finance, University of Toronto

Lisa Kramer is an associate professor of finance at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in finance from the University of British Columbia.

An expert in behavioral finance, Lisa has done controversial research that blends insights from human psychology with financial economics, showing emotions play an important role in financial markets. Her research studies in The American Economic Review identifying the influence of mood on investor cycles of fear and greed have been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Reports, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Business Week, SmartMoney Magazine, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, CBC Television, and CBC Radio.

Beyond her professional interests in behavioral finance, neuroeconomics, personal finance, and capital market seasonality, her personal interests include animal rights and living in the moment. She was a founding board member of Mercy For Animals Canada and currently serves as an advisor to the board.

You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LisaKramer and visit her website at www.lisakramer.com.

What the Ikea Monkey Revealed About Animal Treatment in Canada

This poor juvenile rhesus macaque was found wandering through an IKEA parking lot in Toronto a few days ago, and he quickly became an international Internet sensation. In similar circumstances in recent memory, law enforcement agents have been known to shoot wayward animals, send them to zoos, or return them to their irresponsible human caretakers.
12/13/2012 08:13 EST
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The Business of Happiness: A Convocation Address

Last week I was convocation speaker at the University of Toronto graduation ceremony where business students from the Mississauga campus received their BBA and BComm degrees. These are the remarks I made to the Class of 2012, on the topics of happiness, generosity and the value of kindness.
06/22/2012 05:32 EDT

My Post-Cancer "Re-Birth" Day

What feels like a lifetime ago, I was a shell of a human, having endured a cancer diagnosis. My memories of this experience are especially close to the surface every year around this time, on what I call my "re"-birthday: the anniversary of my bone marrow transplant.
01/24/2012 10:26 EST
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Losing Sleep Over Stock Markets: It's the Season

There are profound fundamental economic factors contributing to the recent financial turbulence, but basic human psychology also plays a pivotal role, especially at this time of year. And the upcoming daylight savings time change in Canada and the U.S. may compound the problem.
11/03/2011 08:58 EDT