University of Southern California

Cary Frydman
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-821-5586
Education: 
Ph.D., M.S. California Institute of Technology, B.A. Northwestern University

Overview

Cary Frydman is an economist whose research interests are in behavioral finance, neurofinance, and household finance. His work aims to better understand investor behavior and financial decision-making by combining empirical methods from neuroscience with theoretical concepts in finance and economics. His recent research has examined the cause of the disposition effect and the role that attention plays in buying and selling stocks.

Research

Bossaerts, P., Frydman, C. D., and Ledyard, J. (2014) "The Speed of Information Revelation and Eventual Price Quality in Markets with Insiders: Comparing Two Theories," Review of Finance, 18 (1), 1-22.
Frydman, C. D., Barberis, N., Camerer, C., Bossaerts, P., and Rangel, A. (2014) "Using neural data to test a theory of investor behavior: An application to realization utility," The Journal of Finance, 69 (2), 907–946.
Frydman, C. D., and Rangel, A. (2014) "Debiasing the disposition effect by reducing the saliency of information about a stock’s purchase price," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization , 107, Part B, 541 - 552.
Frydman, C. D., Camerer, C., Bossaerts, P., and Rangel, A. (2011) "MAOA-L carriers are better at making optimal financial decisions under risk," Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278 (1714), 2053–2059.