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“Women and Investing: Cutting-Edge Research Insights From 3 Rotman Professors”

4:30-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm presentations, moderated discussion and Q&A

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Speaker Series

Date: Monday October 07, 2019 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): “How Products Offering Capital Protection Foster Stock Market Participation, Especially Among Risk Averse Investors” by Claire Célérier, Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management

“How the Gender of the Loan Officer Matters For How People Pay Back Loans” by Laura Doering, Assistant Professor Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

“How Different Nudges Motivate Women To Invest More or Less In Their Retirement Savings” by Avni Shah, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management

Moderator: Jacqueline Thorpe, Toronto Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

Opening Remarks: Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director – Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management
Topic: “Women and Investing: Cutting-Edge Research Insights From 3 Rotman Professors”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: Free to attend. Registration is required by October 7 at 12:00 pm (noon).
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Agenda: This session will feature three presentations of about five minutes each followed by a moderated discussion of about thirty minutes. Q&A from the audience will follow.

Speaker Biographies:

Claire Célérier is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Rotman. Before joining Rotman, Claire was an Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich. Claire's research interests include household finance, financial innovation, and banking. Her work has been published in refereed academic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has raised the interest of several central banks and regulators around the world, such as the European Central Bank and the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Laura Doering is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management. As an economic sociologist, her research examines how micro-level decisions, relationships, and circumstances affect economic outcomes in developing countries. Substantively, she focuses on entrepreneurship and financial access in low-income areas. Her research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Sociology of Development. A former Fulbright Scholar, Professor Doering’s research has been profiled in The New York Times and The Globe and Mail, and her writing has appeared in BBC News, CBS News, Salon, and other outlets. She teaches Social Entrepreneurship, Strategic Change & Implementation, and Economic Sociology.

Avni Shah is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Marketing area at the Rotman School of Management . Using field and laboratory data, Avni investigates how payment influences consumer decision-making and consumer well-being particularly in financial and health contexts. Her research has covered a broad range of topics such as looking at how paying with different forms of payment influence purchase behavior and how paying a surcharge on unhealthy food items influences unhealthy food consumption. Avni's work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Psychological Science.

Jacqueline Thorpe is bureau chief at Bloomberg News in Toronto, where she wrangles a team of 11 journalists covering everything from banks to real estate, cannabis, mining, markets, and the provincial government. Prior to Bloomberg, Jacqueline was economics columnist and deputy managing editor at the Financial Post and has spent time in London for Reuters.

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