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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.

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