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Terrance Odean

The Rudd Family Foundation Chair
Haas Finance Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: 510-642-6767
Personal Homepage: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/odean
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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BA, Statistics, UC Berkeley
MS, Finance, UC Berkeley
PhD, Finance, UC Berkeley

Positions Held

At Haas since 2001
2008 - present, The Rudd Family Foundation Chair
2006 - 2008, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I
2005 - 2006, Professor, Haas School of Business
2003 - 2005, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
2001 - 2003, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
1997 - 2001, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

External Service and Assignments


  • Executive Director, Experimental Social Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley
  • Editor, Review of Financial Studies
  • Ad Hoc Referee for: The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Markets, The Financial Analyst's Journal, The Journal of Business, The Accounting Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, The Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, Journal of Economics and Business, Financial Services Review, Economic Letters, Naitonal Science Review, European Finance Review, Economica, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance

Current Research and Interests


  • Behavioral finance
  • Investor behavior
  • Investor welfare
  • Influence of individual investors on asset prices.

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Once Burned, Twice Shy: How Na├»ve Learning, Counterfactuals, and Regret Affect the Repurchase of Stocks Previously Sold” with Brad Barber and Michal Strahilevitz, 2011, Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 48, 102-120.
  • “Overconfidence, Compensation Contracts, and Capital Budgeting” with Simon Gervais and J. B. Heaton, 2011, Journal of Finance, Vol, 66, 5, 1735-1777.
  • “Just How Much Do Investors Lose from Trade?” with Brad Barber, Yi-Tsung Lee and Yu-Jane Liu, Review of Financial Studies, 2009, Vol. 22, 2, 609-632.
  • “All that Glitters: The Effect of Attention and News on the Buying Behavior of Individual and Institutional Investors” with Brad Barber, Review of Financial Studies, 2008, Vol. 21, 2, 785-818.
  • “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Effects of Expenses on Mutual Fund Flows” with Brad Barber and Lu Zheng, Journal of Business, 2005, Vol. 78, 2095-2119.
  • "Boys will be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence, and Common Stock Investment" with Brad Barber, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2001, Vol. 116, No. 1, 261-292.
  • "The Internet and the Investor" with Brad Barber, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2001, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 41-54.
  • "Learning to be Overconfident" with Simon Gervais, Review of Financial Studies, Spring 2001, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 1-27.
  • "Do Investors Trade Too Much?", American Economic Review, Vol. 89, December 1999, 1279-1298.
  • "Volume, Volatility, Price, and Profit When All Traders Are Above Average," Journal of Finance, Vol. LIII, No. 6, December 1998, 1887-1934.

Honors and Awards


  • Barclays Global Investment/Michael Brennan Prize for the Best Paper of the Year in theReview of Financial Studies, 2001
  • Roger F. Murray Prize (from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance
  • Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence, 2000
  • American Association of Individual Investors Completed Dissertation Award, 1997
  • Nasdaq Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Career Grant

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