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, Professor Hongjun Yan. You can learn more about each below.
James Valentine, Executive Director
James Valentine serves as the Executive Director of the Driehaus Center. James 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 ten 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 University in 2016 from Yale University.
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."
"The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait."
— G.K. Chesterton