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.

Moreover, in 2024, the SEF established a new “Behavioral Finance Insight Grant” in collaboration with the Behavioral Finance e. V. We thank Christine Laudenbach as the representative of Behavioral Finance e. V. for generously offering to sponsor the grant.

A picture of Vernon L. Smith.
Vernon L. Smith
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