The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance is dedicated to providing advanced education, outreach and research in the field of behavioral finance and economics.
The center's efforts are driven by its Executive Director James Valentine and the Driehaus Chair for Behavioral Finance Hongjun Yan.
James Valentine, Executive Director
James Valentine serves as the executive director of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance. Valentine started his career as an equity research analyst, where the major North American investor polls ranked him among the top three in his sector for 10 consecutive years and Forbes identified him as one of the top three among all 2,000 U.S. sell-side analysts.
Hongjun Yan, Chair
Professor Hongjun Yan is the Driehaus Chair for Behavioral Finance. His research efforts in behavioral finance are internationally recognized. He came to DePaul in 2016 from Yale University.
History and Mission
In 2002, the Driehaus College of Business (then called
the College of Commerce) received a gift from the Richard H. Driehaus
Trust to establish The Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral
Finance. The mission of the center is to promote meaningful research in
financial decision-making, especially its human aspect; to offer
advanced courses in behavioral finance at the graduate and executive
levels; and to provide a forum for scholars who explore what constitutes
true wisdom in financial decision-making, and to make resources
available for all those interested in "people and money."