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Behavior of Individual Investors: To Err Is Human

This article reports Professor Brad Barber’s latest research, conducted with Terrance Odean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, which finds that individual investors do not behave rationally, as economic theory would suggest. The bottom line: “Investors who don’t know they perform poorly end up believing that they’re doing well — the incompetent are unaware.”

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Kurtzig’s Return Highlights Women’s Lack of Progress in Tech

Sandra Kurtzig founded ASK Corp. almost 40 years ago. Now she’s taking the helm of a new start-up — and is amazed how few women leaders she sees in Silicon Valley. ”We tend to hire people like us,” explains Wendy Beecham, managing director of executive education at the Graduate School of Management, which publishes an annual Census of California Women Business Leaders. “If you’re a 50-year-old white guy, you tend to be more comfortable with 50-year-old white guys.”

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Hub Culture Interview at GGCS3 with Dean Steven Currall

Steven Currall, dean of the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis talks to Sarah Backhouse of Hub Culture at the Governor’s Global Cilmate Summit in Davis. He has been key to the organization and coordination of the GGSC3.

Faculty

Brad M. Barber
Professor of Finance

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Course Taught: Financial Theory and Policy

Research Expertise: Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior

Consulting: Litigation support for financial fraud, antitrust, lost profits cases

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Chicago
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • B.S., Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana

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Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.