Awards

The Society for Experimental Finance together with Chapman University bestows awards upon researchers for publications of path-breaking research papers in international journals. Named after pioneering experimental economist and Nobel Prize laureate Vernon Lomax Smith, the award recognizes excellent contributions by young (Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award) and senior (Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award) researchers in experimental finance.

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2022 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance


We are pleased to announce that Lionel Page and Christoph Siemroth won the 2022 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance for their paper "How much information is incorporated into financial asset price? Empirical evidence", published in The Review of Financial Studies (https://doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhaa143 ).

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of the studies and is convinced that both papers make a very important contribution to Finance research. The panel members are Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Stefan Palan (University of Graz).

Congratulations to all authors for their contributions.

2022 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award

We are pleased to announce that Muhammad Meki won the 2022 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award in Experimental Finance for his submission "Equity-based microfinance and risk preferences", to the 2022 Experimental Finance Conference.

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of the studies and is convinced that both papers make a very important contribution to Finance research. The panel members are Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Stefan Palan (University of Graz).

Congratulations to Muhammad!

2021 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance

We are pleased to announce that Isabel Trevino has won the 2021 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance for her paper "Information Channels of Financial Contagion", published in Econometrica (econometricsociety.org/publications/econometrica/2020/01/01/informational-channels-financial-contagion).

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of this study and is convinced that it makes a very important contribution to Finance research. The panel members are Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Utz Weitzel (VU Amsterdam and Radboud University).

The award and special recognition will be handed over officially during the conference dinner at the next Experimental Finance World Conference to be held online on June 16-18, 2021.

Congratulations Isabel!

2021 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award

We are pleased to announce that Immanuel Lampe and Matthias Weber have won the 2021 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award in Experimental Finance for their submission "Intertemporal Prospect Theory" to the 2021 Experimental Finance Conference.

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of this study and is convinced that it makes a very important contribution to Finance research. The panel members are Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Utz Weitzel (VU Amsterdam and Radboud University).

The award will be handed over officially at the next (virtual) Experimental Finance World Conference in June 2021.

Congratulations Immanuel and Matthias!

2020 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance

We are pleased to announce that Edward Halim, Yohanes Riyanto, and Nilanjan Roy won the 2020 Vernon L. Smith Excellence Award in Experimental Finance for their paper "Costly Information Acquisition, Social Networks, and Asset Prices: Experimental Evidence", published in the Journal of Finance (https://doi.org/10.1111/jofi.12768).

The award panel also wants to give special recognition to the paper "An Experimental Test of the Lucas Asset Pricing Model" by Sean Crockett, John Duffy, and Yehuda Izhakian, published in the Review of Economic Studies (https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdy035).

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of the studies and is convinced that both papers make a very important contribution to Finance research. The panel members are Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Utz Weitzel (VU Amsterdam and Radboud University).

The award and special recognition will be handed over officially during the conference dinner at the next Experimental Finance World Conference in Innsbruck in June 16-18, 2021.

Congratulations to all authors for their contributions.

2020 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award

We are pleased to announce the two joint-winners of the 2020 Vernon L. Smith Young Talent Award in Experimental Finance:

- Beliefs About the Stock Market and Investment Choices: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Laudenbach, Christine; Weber, Annika; Wohlfart, Johannes

- Are Women Really Better Borrowers in Microfinance? Evidence from Matrilineal and Patrilineal Societies in India

Mukherjee, Shagata

The award panel is impressed by the depth and scope of the work and is convinced that both papers make an important contribution to Finance research. The panel members were Elena Asparouhova (University of Utah), Michael Kirchler (University of Innsbruck), Dave Porter (Chapman University), and Utz Weitzel (VU Amsterdam and Radboud University).

With the award, which is jointly sponsored by the SEF and Chapman University, comes to prize money of US$ 4000. (The panel awarded this year's Young Talent to two submissions, each of which receives US$ 4000.) In accepting the award, the winners confirm that they will use the prize money for future research projects.

The award will be handed over officially during the conference dinner at the next Experimental Finance World Conference in Innsbruck in June 16-18, 2021 (the 2020 conference is cancelled due to COVID-19).

Congratulations to all authors for their contributions.