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Doctoral Program in Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences

    • CRICOS Code: 056955G | 092761G

    The experience

    Overview

    The Melbourne Business School Doctoral program prepares graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary. Read more about our recent graduates below.

    “Major advances in the study of human decision-making and problem-solving have resulted from collaboration between researchers and the exchange of ideas from economics, finance, psychology, neuroscience and computer science. This interdisciplinary program trains students in the areas of experimental finance and decision neuroscience by drawing on expertise from across the social, biological and mathematical sciences, and engineering.”

    Professor Peter Bossaerts, Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences PhD Director

    Formerly from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Professor Bossaerts pioneered the use of controlled experimentation with human subjects in the study of asset pricing. He also led the development of neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience. His contributions have been published in top neuroscience, general science, economics and finance journals. He is also Honorary Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

    Areas of expertise for supervision include:

    • Algorithmic trading
    • Complex problem solving; meta-cognition
    • Computational neuropsychology
    • Neurobiological foundations of risk-taking
    • Pharmacological effects on decision-making
    • Robo-advisors

    Student experience

    Pablo Franco
    Pablo Franco, Columbia
    PhD candidate Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences

    I chose the University of Melbourne because of its unique, highly interdisciplinary doctoral program in Decision Neuroscience, targeted at students especially interested in experimental research in decision-making, which today, draws on so many different disciplines including economics, psychology and computer science.

    Pablo Franco

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