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The Department of Environmental Economics and Management

The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100
Fax: 08-9466267

Department Head:
Prof. Ayal Kimhi, Tel: 08-9489376

Head of the teaching program:
Dr. Ohad Raveh, Tel: 08-9489373

Secretary: 
Meital Kappach, Tel: 08-9489230

 

Weekly Departmental Seminar- Environmental Economics and Management

Seminar Coordinator: Prof. Israel Finkelshtain and  Dr. Abigail Hurwitz
Ag. Economics Seminar Room, Volcani Building

Academic Year: 2021/2022, fall semester.

 

Date: 31.10.2021

Speaker: Doron Kliger

Affiliation: University of Haifa

Bio: Doron Kliger is a Faculty Member at the Department of Economics, the University of Haifa, Israel, specializing in Finance and Behavioral Economics. While at the US, he has been associated with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Chair of Graduate Studies at Economics Department; Head of the Specialization in Behavioral Economics (joint with the Technion) and the Specialization in Finance; and Academic Member of the Israel Association of Actuaries (ILAA).

 

Kliger is an Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (inter alia, co-edited a Special Issue on Empirical Behavioral Finance); Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Psychology, Associate Editor at Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly Journal of Socio-Economics); and Editor at Review of Behavioral Economics.

 

https://kliger.haifa.ac.il/index.php/8-general/1-short-curriculum-vitae

 

Subject: Traffic Jams and Traders’ Behaviour

Abstract: We study the role of stress induced by time constraints on investor decision making in real financial markets. We use unexpected traffic congestion as a stress trigger. Our dependent variable is the slope of the implied volatility function (IVF) of options on Russian Trading System Index (RTSI) futures at the left-hand side of the volatility smile (cf. Bollen and Whaley, 2004). Controlling for relevant factors, we find that this slope at the opening of the main trading session is higher subsequent to morning traffic jams, suggesting that investors under stress assign higher weights to extreme loss scenarios.

The online meeting will be held on Sunday, October 31th , 2021. 13:15-14:30

Join Zoom Meeting:

 

https://huji.zoom.us/j/83576431656?pwd=SURHSCtTdkVuRUFlT2hZMnpvVUJqUT09

 

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Academic Year: 2020/2021, spring semester.

Seminar meetings take place on Sunday, at 16:15pm - 17:45pm

Note: The default language of presentation is English

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Subject

14/03/2021 

Department Meeting

no seminar no seminar
21/03/2021

Naomi Hausman

Hebrew University

The Virtuous Cycle of Innovation and Capital Flows (with Daniel Fehder and Yael Hochberg)

28/03/2021

Passover

Passover

Passover

04/04/2021

Avi Ebenstein

Hebrew University

Elderly Coresidence and Son Preference: Can Pension Reforms Solve the ‘Missing Women’ Problem

11/04/2021

Yan Zhang

Hebrew University

Longing for the Blue Sky: Urban Air Quality and the Individual Decision to Immigrate?

18/04/2021

Yanay Farja College

Tel Hai

Economic analysis of measures to mitigate soil degradation and erosion

25/04/2021 Eran Hoffmann

Hebrew University

Real-Estate Investors, House Prices and Rents: Evidence from Capital-Gains Tax Changes

02/05/2021

Moti Michaeli

University of Haifa

Legitimizing Policy
09/05/2021

Oren Levintal

IDC

Heterogeneous Returns and the Wealth Distribution

16/05/2021

Shavuot

NO SEMINAR

NO SEMINAR

23/05/2021

Maayan Segev

Hebrew University

The Effect of Changes in the Skill Premium on College Degree Attainment and the Choice of Major
30/05/2021

Benjamin Bachi

University of Haifa

Naive Experience-Based Calibration 

06/06/2021

Abigail Hurwitz

Hebrew University

Behavioral Determinants of Charity Hazard in Retirement Savings Decisions

13/06/2021

 

Hilit Feldman

Matan Gdaliahu

Hebrew University

Trade-off and substitution effects between chronic drug intake and adoption of healthier lifestyle

The Influence of School on Intergenerational Mobility in Israel

20/06/2021

אירנה ג'מו

ETH

Spousal Death and Survivor’s Financial Response

28-06/2021

Daniel Kopolovich,  

Leeor Carasso-Ram

Hebrew University

Understanding Gender Gap in Digital Platforms: The Case of Airbnb"

The Agricultural Sector in the Presence of Risk-Reducing Government Programs. Economic Analysis for the Case of Israel