Peter Bossaerts

Research Professor

Department of Finance

Career Line, Faculty

Peter Bossaerts is David Eccles Professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah.

He received a licentiate and doctorandus degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, and after coursework in statistics at the Free University Brussels, a PhD in Management (Finance) from the University of California, Los Angeles. His first appointment as assistant professor was at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration. In 1990, Peter Bossaerts moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he promoted to become Professor of Finance, and to the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Management. He was Executive Officer for the Social Sciences, Chair (Dean) of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of Caltech’s Linde Institute for Economics and Management Sciences. Peter Bossaerts has had appointments at Tilburg University, Yale University, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), and most recently, he has been at the University of Melbourne as Honorary Professorial Fellow. He left Caltech in 2013 to start a new position at the David Eccles School of Business of the University of Utah.

Bossaerts’ research and publications have focused on financial risk and financial risk taking. The work covers many areas of theoretical, empirical and experimental finance, and extends to fields such as econometrics, game theory, general equilibrium theory, cognitive psychology and neurobiology. His work has been published in a wide portfolio of journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Mathematical Finance, Econometrica, Econometric Theory, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuron, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Brain Structure and Function. Peter Bossaerts has taught undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive classes at various places across the world. He is or has been on the board of many academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, Mathematical Finance, and Frontiers of Decision Neuroscience. Peter Bossaerts has received many awards and honors for his work. Among others, he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.